Sunday night. 3 am. Another evening that went far too late.
Another chapter coming together, mostly. I now see why TeX
works the way it does. If only I'd known about this a few
years ago. Oh well, no time like the present. Heh. Scary to
think that I can finally do away with most of those
despicable word processors. Sadly, most journals in my
field wouldn't know a TeX document from a ... um ... you get
I was approached to give a talk at my alma mater on Linux and
Virtual Communities to a course on
Cyberspace. Last year, I did the same with a talk
comparing Linux and NT for an assembly language course.
The irony is particularly delicious: I graduated from the
Environmental and Resouce Studies program, and not CS -
I didn't take any CS courses during my time there.
I figure I have five days to get the talk together. Fun. So
many possibilities. Got to write them down tomorrow. After
Linux is making inroads into the environmental science
field, finally; The ERS program chair mentioned that he'd
like a few faculty and students to meet with us and 'chat'
informally about what Linux could do for them. I wish I had
more than 30 mins. Small school, small classes, great
faculty-student ratio, little cash. Lots of potential. Some
days I wish either I had a sponsor or I was wealthy enough
to go around to places like this and consult / assist on
migrating the lab / teaching IT infrastructure to Linux.
Hey, I can dream, right? :)
Weather is starting to get warm again. Been in shorts the
last three days, walked a fair bit. 8 km Fri, 9 on Sat, and
3 today. Not stiff either, surprisingly. Metrep looks good
for tomorrow. I should walk downtown (~6 km), and around a
bit. Maybe time to check Mont Royal's walking trails.
Sleep well. (TTAGGG)n for now.