6 Feb 2002 klevin   » (Journeyer)

It's all pretty much dead on my end. I think I need to get out of the house, as I'm finding that I've developed a tendancy to sleep till noon and still be exhausted by 8PM. No work yet. I'm thinking about taking some savings and going to Ireland with my brother (if he can scrounge up the money). Sceptre Ireland is running some rather interesting specials for travel through the end of March.

Noticed Alan Cox's comments about the mess that was I2O. I can truly sympathise. I spent far too much time sludging through the 400+ sheets of double-sided 8.5"x11" printout that made up the I2O specification. Fortunately, the company I worked for decided to ditch I2O (too much hassle, and the customers started developing nervous twitches when our sales people said "I2O"). Instead, we rolled our own company-wide wrapper for storage and network controllers. From the comments of several former co-workers who had been on the various I2O committees, I2O started out as something cool and then got bogged down in the committees. Design by committee rarely produces anything good, something that is all too easily forgotten.

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