notes for Thursday Oct 16 through Saturday Oct 18
Thursday: just another day at work . In the afternoon, went to meet an amazing carpenter (US: cabinet maker). Spent three hours going over the plans in minute detail, making lots of changes, and then he told us how much it was going to cost. Staggered to Noga's cauldron for a late dinner.
Friday: BBQ with old friends at Ira's. Once upon a time it would've been all Linux hacking, all the time, but now business and what the kids are doing is that much more interesting. Progress, of a sort.
Saturday: a day of rest and recuperation. In the evening off to Mika's 1-year old birthday party. I still remember the sense of accomplishment we felt at Yael's 1-year old birthday party, that we actually managed to raise her and she is fine. Resumed reading Haruki Murakmi's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
notes for Wednesday Oct 15
A day of odds and ends. The WIOV schedule should be going up today or tomorrow. Continued looking into the feasibility of a new project which will require coordination with an inordinate amount of people. Worked on a bunch of new patent disclosures. Hacked a bit on a new idea for IOTLB design until the serial port server stopped giving me love, and then went into paper reading mode.
Reservoir research report available
Last year I helped conceive and write a proposal for an ambitious EU project called Reservoir: Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers. IBM Research Report H-262, 2008, "RESERVOIR---An ICT Infrastructure for Reliable and Effective Delivery of Services as Utilities" is now available. This research report summarizes the (172 pages...) proposal and describes the key ideas underlying Reservoir.
notes for Tuesday Oct 14
Lunch with the Tel-Aviv, business oriented, brunch of the family in their nice new house. In the evening didn't feel like doing much of anything; ended up de-cluttering my publications page.
notes for Monday Oct 13
More work on the nap and vnic papers in the morning, making progress toward their respective deadlines. In the evening BBQ---fillet mignon and a good wine---with my folks in our garden.
notes for Sunday Oct 12
Woke up bleary eyed, but settled into a productive day at the office debugging by proxy and reviewing a couple of draft papers (vnic and nap). In the evening got some work done on the secret project, too.
For those who haven't seen it yet, the call for papers for the SYSTOR 2009 Israeli Experimental Systems Conference is out. Better get started working on those papers!
notes for Satuday Oct 11th
Planned, prepared for and executed Yael's 2-year birthday. Splendid success, including several tipsy family members. Pictures to come. Cleaned up afterwards and eventually crashed. Woke back up at 2:30 AM and tried to convince Yael to go back to sleep until 4 AM. Re-crashed.
Two years later, it is going splendidly.
Happy birthday, Yael, my little princess. You fill our lives with joy, every single day.
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