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Well, it's been sort of slow on the tech front lately. Actually, I don't think I have done anything useful or creative in a long time. I feel extremely unmotivated.

Things I've done since last time (Nov 2001):

  • Started learning Common Lisp as part of a university course. Sort of fun.
  • Become a member of the root group at Lysator. Haven't done much there yet, though.
  • Started reading a couple more mailing lists, including python-dev. Haven't made my first post there yet, waiting for divine inpiration or something.
  • Registered a new domain, juckapan.org, and then failed miserably to do anything with it.

Going to NUCCC in the weekend. Maybe that will put me in a hacking mood.

This sucks! Bigtime. I should write an article, but I'm not a good writer.

I've been working quite a bit on my swedish website lately, and will also move my diary there. Tech stuff might still show up here, though.

29 Oct 2001 (updated 29 Oct 2001 at 22:40 UTC) »
28 Oct 2001 (updated 29 Oct 2001 at 00:10 UTC) »

Good day today. Bought some groceries, won't starve to death for at least another week. Watched some excellent tennis on TV, the Stockholm Open final.

I'm thinking about getting a digital camera, it would be fun to take pictures of stuff. Perhaps an Olympus C-2100UZ? It seems like good value for the money (6000 SEK, might be about $500). Of course, I'd rather have an Olympus E-10 or a Canon EOS D30 or something like that, but I'm on a limited budget. It's hard being a poor student, you can't buy all the luxury items you want.

Comments on digital cameras in general or the C-2100 in particular would be appreciated. Send me a mail or write something in your diary.

In Stockholm vacationing, when I should be studying calculus.

8 Oct 2001 (updated 10 Oct 2001 at 15:47 UTC) »

Hmmm... Breakage somewhere in my X packages (or configuration). Everything works with startx but with xdm something (I'm not sure what) segfaults. Bah.

Update: Apparently not a segfault. The "Caught signal 11" message I read in some log must've come from somewhere else. It was a silly typo bug in the 4.1.0-7 debs.

Running ext3. Feels good so far.

Participated in the swedish ACM Programming Contest on the weekend. My team finished in 23d place, with one measly correct solution. Not so good, but it was the first time we participated. Coderunners won again, of course.

I've got my computer! Now, everything is as it should be in my world.

Tomorrow, I move in to my new home. A real home, at last.

Tai Chi Chuan is good. But difficult.

I'm skipping classes to hang out at the computer society. Not good. I have lost all motivation for my math courses. I wonder where it went and how I'm supposed to get it back.

And no, it's not because of the World Trade Center disaster. Sure, it's awful, but not more so than mass executions and ethnic cleansing in Africa or former Jugoslavia. It certainly hasn't changed my world view notably. And of course ESR doen't speak for me, as usual.

Go ahead, flame me.

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