Wow. Quite entertaining. Finally got done commentarying
patch 44. And almost through patch 45.
Patch 44 is the code responsible for receiving a process
from a remote node. Its quite good reading, from a
'constructing a process from scratch' angle.
In the middle of this patch, an ice storm hit Northwest
Arkansas, and knocked the whole area for a loop.
During the night, the only sounds you could hear were the
tree branches falling, and exploding transformers. sounded
like what i think a warzone would sound like, with no
automatic gunfire, only single shots.
Woke up in the morning, and ran into work. had to get the
boss to drive a 4X4 over, and i still almost didn't make it.
And I'm less than a mile from my workplace.
I took some pictures of the damage, while i was checking on
the local freegeek office, which was of course without
power. kicked some malfunctioning almost-dead UPSes.
Emergency mode isn't the word. I'm still fixing things,
today. Obviously, the linuxpmi.org webserver went down,
killing my ability to commit patches, but I shouldn't
complain, many people on the main drag in the cities are
still without power, much less outlying areas.
I'll post the pictures I have somewhere useful, and post a
link here eventually. The most shocking part of the storm
wasn't what was on the ground, but what was on TV, or lack
thereof. What I was working through was worse than what was
on CNN. What lazy newspersons. even the local stations
didn't go more than a hundred yards down the road, didn't
find any of the hardcore damage. They call this stuff news?
My backyard is nothing but tree limbs. where I could once
only see three of my neighbors, I can now see eight. Most of
the trees in my yard were decimated, and i got the rear
window of my favorite car smashed in. I guess i'll have to
sell it now. I was supposed to get this car fixed, as part
of the terms of signing back onto the job i walked out on..
but as usual, bait and switch by these guys. Maybe i'll quit
, or they'll get upset enough to finally fire me. i doubt
either scenario currently, since they own the 'loaner' i'm
using. I really am tired of working for scum. ;)
Patch 45 is pretty much done, too. I just have to do a quick
side-by-side skim with the commentary and the code.