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So. It's been a while since I updated my diary. Shame on me! My life has been a horrid mess, however, so I'm excused.

I am now properly settled in Ottawa after the excruciatingly painful and lengthy relocation process. Got a nice apartment, and took a day off yesterday to assemble all the stuff I got from IKEA. Yes, I know it's a defeat for a dane to buy swedish furniture. Jes did it too, however, and we have proof! But wait! There's more! He also bought a french bike. He'd probably kill me for making this public knowledge, but he's currently booth babing at LWE so I'm out of reach. Hah!

Work is good. I'm still full time on the XFS project, but I spend most of the time hacking the Linux block I/O layer and LVM code. Currently teaching LVM to do kiobuf-based I/O. buffer_heads must die! They are e-v-i-l.

Oh, I need to chastise Mr. Ryan "Honeybun" Tilder, who still can't spell my name correctly after all these years. *smack*

Greetings from Eagan, Minnesota. As some of you might have heard (guessed, found out due to irc wiretapping, and whatnot), I'm currently working on Cool Stuff at SGI with Le dude.

Driving in Minnesota is - well, uh - interesting. We wanted to go to and indian place downtown and had to take route 35W North, get off at 3rd avenue, and drive east on Washington Ave. South. No wonder we got stopped by the police...

Oh. And there are *two* Holiday Inn Selects at the airport.

And don't get me started on Lone Oak Drive vs. Lone Oak Parkway vs. Lone Oak Road.....

Looks like I survived Another Week in Hell(tm). This was my last real work week at the university. Thank God (i.e. Emacs).

Tuesday I'm off to the US to start on a new exciting project with this hoopy frood. I sense hard work ahead. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, well. - We asked for it.

I'm cooking the last dinner (curry) for myself for a long time. Unfortunately I'm out of fresh coriander. Had to use some of this grey powder that claims to originate from a real plant. I have my doubts. To me it looks suspiciously like sawdust. Tastes like it too (I should know - I am intimately familiar with trees).

Today was the last but one session with my band. I'm going to miss these guys. *sigh* Note to self: Buy a B3 as soon as I'm in Ottawa...

After being trapped in academia for many, many years I finally managed to reach escape velovity. I'm free! -- Free to do what my new employer pleases, that is.

So now I finally get to see the Real World. Rumors have been going on about it for years, but I've never actually seen it. My neighbor tells me it starts right outside the campus area. Scary. Maybe I'll grab my bike and go out to have a brief look tomorrow. Or maybe not. Baby steps. Looking at pictures first might be less disturbing...

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