14 Jan 2002 mstarch   » (Journeyer)

Books

Finally finished reading Music & Silence; it was long, but relaxing. I've been reading a bit about XML Schema + an XSLT book; now I'm prepared when I stumble into an XSLT- prone project ;-)

Life

Saw a nature program on television today about a 16 year old oak tree that got re-planted. Thinking about that tree growing there for another couple of hundred years made me think about why we seem to be so busy nowadays that we have to feel guilty for relaxing a moment. On the other hand I'm an achiever type, so I'm bound to feel guilty regardless ;-)

I'm going to see LOTR for the third time tomorrow, and after writing this entry I think I'm going to start reading Silmarillion yet again - I got inspired yesterday by seeing a map-book of Beleriand.

Samba

I have really enjoyed the discussion started by lkcl's article claiming that the Samba team uses proprietary restrictive implementation practices. I think a lot of people have raised a lot of good points, and it's nice to see open source development discussed in the open once in a while (no pun intended).

I hope that the Samba team and <person>lkcl</person can come to some agreement; it would be cool to have full DCE/RPC support on Linux, and even cooler if some of the developers doing remote connections using self-invented socket protocols realized what they're missing :-) (sorry)

lkcl, I wish you best of luck with your quest; you're certainly one of the more inspired open source developers, and I'm very sure that you're going to have your RPC plans come through sooner or later one way or the other :-) If not, I will lose my belief in many of the perceived benefits of open source development, because you're so obviously right IMO.

Open software

I think sej has a good point in his prognosis of the computer science profession. I particularly liked his end remark - sej, I bet you must have felt really smug about yourself when you made up that :-)

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