Lots of time since the last entry... What's even weirder is that I could remember my advogato passphrase and get it right on first try. Whee.
I quit my day job. Unless something falls magically out of the sky, I don't think I'll actively go seeking another job until after summer, unless my boredom counter gets too high. Not that I'd be able to get one anyway with my formal training...
Finally got off my arse and put Freenet on my firewall box. Java sure eats a FUCKING LOT of memory - the poor old ppro/200 (with 54 megs of RAM, running squid, sshd, apache and d.net personal proxy) is swapping like no tomorrow whenever I try to 'ssh' in. 'free' shows that it's using about 50 megs of swap which raises the question "it shouldn't be this slow, should it?"... Oh well. Squid, at least, seems to run happily nevertheless.
After finding out that the freenet reference implementation (Fred) is such a memory hog (I blame Java), I started work on my own Freenet node implementation in C. So far I think I've got the Diffie-Hellman shared-secret thingy going (at least the node talks to another instance of itself pretty well), along with 128-bit Rijndael and 128-bit Twofish (not used) ciphers. (The Rijndael implementation was somewhat broken - the key material length calculations were all wrong and it tried to strncpy() binary data as well. Argh.) I'm calling the node implementation reiska (Reiskahan elää vielä.) - perhaps I'll create a Sourceforge project for it when I get it talking to the reference implementation in a sufficiently clean manner.
What else? Nothing, that's what.