27 Mar 2000 peat   » (Journeyer)

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 the idea.

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 sleep.

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.

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