21 Dec 2002 kwoo   » (Journeyer)

Code

Randomly hacking about in Squeak. I'm spending most of my time trying to see how things are implemented behind the scenes, and all in all, it's rather impressive. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

That being said, being in Squeak seems to drain the battery on my laptop an an absolutely astonishing rate. I'm going to see if developing in GNU Smalltalk and porting the result to Squeak (at least for non-interactive code) might be feasible, especially if I'm going to be on the Skytrain (Vancouver's LRT) a lot.

Cybiko

Discovered a few nifty solitaire games for the Cybiko. They will come in handy for when Squeak drains my laptop battery. :)

Solaris woes

Why is it that one has to install almost the entire GNU toolkit to get anything done with Solaris? Their 'tar' sucks, as do their default shells. 'make' is almost unusable, and I find it perverse to ship a Unix system without at least a C compiler. Thank the gods for ftp.sunfreeware.com.

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