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05:10: Awaken by snow crunching vehicle.
10:03: Monday morning. Yuck.
12:01: Calculus for physical science class begins. Maple gets demonstrated on MacOS.
15:00: Move raquet - next week.
15:31: libc in SunOS 5.7 sucks.
15:35: _Really_ sucks.
16:10: Upgrade Interbase 6.0 to 6.0.1 on Debian for client.
Unsupported on-disk structure for file /opt/interbase/data1/data/Nfr.gdb; found 9, support 10
19:31: Move Slackware server to Debian GNU/Linux for client along with Ingvar.
00:27: GNOEKKA rebooted.
00:55: Left machine room.
01:45: Eat pizza.

The University of Oslo computer club PING will be hosting the Nordic University Computer Club Conference 2001 from 2001-02-16 to 2001-02-18. See the NUCCC web for details.

4 Jan 2001 (updated 4 Jan 2001 at 17:52 UTC) »

David Brownell (db) signed up today! He is the man behind the kernel USB driver for Kodak DC-2XX series digital still cameras, Java USB, and jPhoto, among other things.

einn ~ $ uname -a
SunOS einn.ifi.uio.no 5.7 Generic sun4u sparc
einn ~ $ /bin/vi foo
xterm-debian: Unknown terminal type

[Using open mode] Segmentation Fault

Signed up for OSDEM in Brussels (February 3rd-4th 2001).

5 Nov 2000 (updated 5 Nov 2000 at 19:04 UTC) »

Next week I'll be working for LinPro at some site at Frankfurt in Germany.
My flight leaves on Monday November 6th at 6:30AM from Oslo Airport.
I'm supposed to spend five days in Frankfurt and head back to Oslo on Friday afternoon.

20:05: Packing.

Went to a talk on Simula and the early history of object oriented programming given by Professor Ole-Johan Dahl at the University of Oslo this evening.

Simula was The First OOP language. It was invented at the Norwegian Computing Centre between 1962 and 1967by Kristen Nygård and Dahl, and was the first language taught at the Department of Informatics until last year (when they switched to Java).

By the way: The GNU Simula Compiler Cim (written by staff at the same Department) is based on C! The compiler and the run-time system was written in C, and the compiler produces C code, that is then passed to GCC.

Tip of the day (from Martin Baulig):

head -n xxx ChangeLog > log ; cvs ci -F log
11 Sep 2000 (updated 11 Sep 2000 at 22:09 UTC) »

The man who wrote the dc2xx kernel module, is implementing PTP for jUSB.

David Brownell writes:

> PTP device at usb-cc823000-2
> Stores: 1
> StorageInfo:
> Storage Type: Removable RAM
> Filesystem Type: hierarchical
> Capacity in bytes: 200000
> Free bytes: 100000
> Free space in Images: 10

PTP is aka. Picture Transfer Protocol (PIMA/ISO 15740 standard).

08:30: Kicked myself out of bed.
09:00: Arrived campus with bus.
09:55: Left the lab to go to work.

Went with Annett to Cinemateket to watch Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies yesterday.

Met Per Kristian, Audun and Sigurd from PING (the University LUG), at the UIO campus bazaar. They are handing out CDs with GNU/Linux and Helix GNOME to freshmen. Quite a lot CDs have already been passed out to C.S. freshmen attending classes. We decided to be present at the campus on Friday with more blatant free software propaganda. :)

Attended physics class today. I'm considering switching major from computer science to physics. I approached the Department of Informatics with different goals and experience, when I started in 1998.

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