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18 Jun 2001 (updated 18 Jun 2001 at 19:17 UTC) »

At the end of the first day of the two-day European Union summit, armed police of Gotenborg city threw rocks and shot into a crowd of anti-globalization protesters. One person was seriously wounded in the stomach by Swedish police militia.

Today I joined a non-violent protest against the police shootings in Sweden, in front of the Swedish Embassy in Oslo, along with various other humans. For about 15 minutes, a large group of terror policemen was effectively blocking the road in front of us and behind us, leaving us no escape. That seemed like a provocation from the police ("Gotcha!"), but fortunately everyone just kept listening to the talks, ignoring the men, their bats, their white helmets and their grinning dogs.

Spotted HÃ¥kon Wium Lie, inventor of Cascading Style Sheets, among the protesters today.

The online version of the GNU C Library manual was updated yesterday.

4 Mar 2001 (updated 7 Mar 2001 at 10:46 UTC) »

Just filed the application for transfer to Civil Service. I'll end up serving 4 months extra duty for that, 16 months in total.

In Norway, where I currently live, there is conscription, as there is in half the nations of the world. It is demanded that you make yourself available for the military machinery of the state for 12 months and are willing to take the lives of others and jeopardize your own.

Update: 2 months extra for doing Civil Service, 14 months in total.

23 Feb 2001 (updated 23 Feb 2001 at 10:21 UTC) »

In Tim O'Reilly's response to Jim Allchin's comments on "open source" software development, he links to Ontario Swine Improvement Inc.:

I was disappointed, because Allchin's comments ignored all of the reasoning behind the widespread change from the term "free software" to the term "open source." (While there is a lot of overlap between the ideals of the free software movement and the open source movement, the two are not identical.)

I'm amused that O'Reilly makes open source look like swine.

Exciting day with many interesting talks by free software ûberhackers at OSDEM (denoted FSDEM by rms).

If you get the chance to hear people like rms, wichert or Jeremy Allison sometime, I deeply recommend to attend their talks.

Returned to Oslo from Brussels tonight.

3 Feb 2001 (updated 3 Feb 2001 at 21:59 UTC) »

Arrived Brussels with Annett on Thursday.

We're attending the OSDEM (or FSDEM, that Saint IGNUcius prefers to call it).
Listened to three interesting speeches today:

Tomorrow mathieu is going to talk about bonobo and wichert on Debian.

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

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