I am not a number, I am a free person!
The play is over and done with, no more make up on my shoulders, and no more driving mulix nuts with phrases from the play every now and then. Not that I would not miss that.
Next events: thesis exam tomorrow, and on Wednesday and Thursday an insta-party by haifux. mulix and me hope to be signing people up to Hamakor on the event. Also, Hamakor should be printing Red-Hat 8.0 disks for the event. Venture Capital for free software and open source.
I have indeed finally managed to submit my thesis, after a 2-hour LaTeX-macro struggle to add three more words in the proper places, both in the Hebrew and English version. Now that I really see the end (one more week to go. Should I not be studying harder?) I am starting to think about moving my homepage to another server.
I have been making so many plans for the moment of freedom. I wonder whether I would really live up to them. Or would the time just melt into nothing in my hands? mulix says I am a deep sea fish, who lives well under pressure. I guess I will find a lot of other things to put that pressure on me, though I have no idea what they would be.
We just had our opening night for "Caramba's Revenge"(embarrasing pictures available). Almost everybody remembered almost every line, and the prompt was very quiet. All my family came, as well as Guy and Mirit, and of course dear Muli, whom I have taken for a "behind the scenes" tour later on. Miraculously, I even felt well all along the evening.
Congratulations for making it to the kernel MAINTAINERS, mulix!
I have almost managed to submit my thesis. I will try to cut through that stupid red tape again tomorrow. I never thought I would be so happy to get an automated email saying my user is no longer valid in the library, from nyh's lib-agent.
Happy Birthday, nyh!
I know I cannot expect much from the press in general, and from web press in particular. Hack, some of them even make up their own news. But if they took the trouble of copying pictures from the Haifa English Theatre site, and diminishing their size, why copy the pictures from some sing along, instead of the rehearsal photos?
Found the root kit and other Trojans page, and got scared. These things are thorough! I even encountered a package which gives credit to the UNIX developers, because thanks to them the author is now able to crack UNIX. (Of course, he calls this hack UNIX).
Gave a lecture at work about compilation, various compilers and arcitechures, and autotools. I thought my point was that autotools would take care of complicated stuff for you, and it is not that hard to take care of them, but I feel I missed the point completely. I am afraid the impression was more of "Oh, it is so complicated, let her do that stuff, we would stay with simple makefiles".
Preparing to serve my thesis next week. Proof reading it. I can see now how boring reading your own stuff all over might be. I almost forgot since the last time I submitted a 100-page-long report in LaTeX. I am using Tzafrir's package ivritex with the iithes.cls class, which is designed for Technion thesises. Otherwise, doing the Hebrew parts on Linux would have been mre than a headache for me- I would have given up.
Next week is the last rehearsal week for Caramba's Revenge. One more week, then a week of performances, then taking the Graduation exam, and it will all be over. I could have been a free man then, had I not been a woman.
I have finally started writing the pref2c from scratch. Its purpose is not to make your old f77 code compile cleanly in C, (unlike f2c), but rather allow the programmer to begin at a better point than writing from scratch, while still not imposing any structural decisions which are native to f77. Afer all, if we are to stay with global memory, why move to C to begin with?
On Saturday I traded mulix: I wrote syscalltrack a script, while he set up Hebrew on his computers. This completed my Hebrew saga, which began while trying to make my thesis have a Hebrew index, using ivritex. It turns out that Culmus have rather nice fonts, though I did not manage to find where they were installed.
This week started with a very nice surprize: I got snail mail from Lozan. A researcher, whose work I was very interested in reading, but could not get a hold of, sent me a hardcopy. A lot of good reading to do!
On Monday we had a haifux lecture about emacs. Later on we went to our favorate restaurant. Favorate means, first of all, that it is smoke free. Much to my disappointment, the barmen was smoking as well as several of the customers. They did not object too much to putting the pollution off, but still coming home smelling of smoke is not my favorate pasttime.
I am tired, and it shows. I spent half a day today trying to compose an html page in Hebrew that would be readable in reasonable browsers, while having a Linux machine without internet nor Hebrew nor any decent browser on it, and an other-OS machine with IE.
Rehearsal jokes become as funny to us as prep-math course jokes when I started Uni, or alternatively army jokes in the first days. I bet no one on earth would understand why we all laughed when the prompt, who was standing for an absent actress, actually said her line correctly.
My thesis lecture went fine. kilmo, mulix and Oleg came to show moral support, and maybe even listen to know what the noise was about. Now I need some steam to finish that thing, and on to the next project- renting a flat and moving.
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