11 Sep 2002 redi   » (Master)

A fair bit of work on PStreams over the weekend, not much sleep, but lots of big ideas for where to take it once the current work is done and it's feature complete. More on this soon, once I've thunked a bit more and need to make some notes for myself. I had to get out of bed the other night to scribble some ideas down that had come to me as I was drifting of to sleep. I would have been able to remember them fine in the morning, but they were burning a whole in my head and I had to write them down to so I could go to sleep. I've learnt a lot from doing this project (what's used in the code is only a fraction of it) and it's interesting to look at the progression of my ideas and how they and the classes coalesced into the current design. Interesting for me anyway. I don't expect anyone else is even reading this. Go read a good book instead if you are, you'll get a lot more out of it.

Reminder: track down SIGPIPEs on Solaris and see why they're raised there and not on other platforms. Hmm.

Reminder: check the latest code into CVS. It's functionally better than the previous version, has more features, and I'll not be able to implement my big ideas for the future until it's in. done

Some responses...
goingware: Happy birthday to your mother and aunt. I'm about to go see a friend who's birthday it is today as well. I don't think he's been looking forward to it much, with the other significance this date has now. He owns a pub though, so I imagine we'll all get into birthday mood eventually. You can't let every birthday be ruined because something tragic happened on that date. There's no logical reason why today should be any more upsetting than the 100 day anniversary, or 1000 days. But that's logic for you.
fxn: Glad to hear there'll be a filter on recentlog. I'm not sure I'd use it often (some unrated people have interesting things to say) but it could be useful sometimes. Will it only work on diary ratings? Or on cert level and/or username as well? The diary ratings include other people's ratings, which might someone who's scribblings you enjoy reading are filtered out because everyone else has rated them down. Ignore me for now, I'll have a look when you release it.
mtearle: I got someone to download OpenOffice to install at their workplace today. I'd mentioned it before, and he phoned me up to ask about it, as he didn't want the hassle of finding out whether they were licensed to install another copy of Office, and the hassle of using Office! I hope he's happy with it.

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