2 Mar 2003 kwoo   » (Journeyer)

O'Caml

Built 3.06 on both of the laptops (Linux/PPC and Linux/x86), re-read the user manual, and am in the process of catching up on the mailing list.

GNU Smalltalk

No progress here. brondsem e-mailed me regarding linking problems with Solaris (specifically /usr/ccs/bin/ld), but I wasn't able to help -- it's been a long while since I've barked up that tree.

Blister

Not a lot of work done here, either. It continues to bubble in my subconscious, and a lot of painting myself into corners has (hopefully) been avoided.

Barter

I had the potential for getting some user input before real development begins, but that won't be happening now, as I can't make the meeting. The other folks are meeting up, and I'm hoping that the results will be posted on the mailing list that sparked the whole idea.

Spare cycles

My spare laptop is pretty resource-limited (32MB RAM, 366 Celeron), so I'm going to see what I can do about leeching off of my other machines' spare cycles (and memory). The firewall box has a bunch of spare disk space and a thousandth of a percent of CPU usage actually being taken up, so it's likely I'll just run X sessions off it.

Of course, this means I'll have to distribute backup responsibilities across the other machines on the network, but cron and rsync will do that just fine.

Other stuff

Much yardwork and spending of money today. Got a new shovel, some strawberry bushes, a small army of flower pots and labels. If it doesn't rain tomorrow, I should be able to finish getting the lawn trimmed right down and we can stake out the garden plots and start ripping off the turf.

I finally remembered to pick up chamomile seed, and we got a couple of other herb seeds. This weekend marks approximately four weeks before last frost in our zone, so we have a lot of seed starting to do this weekend.

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