5 Jun 2000 samth   » (Journeyer)

Just finished watching the Lakers/Blazers game. Too bad the Lakers won. Not that I care about either team, but I just like to root for the underdog.

My room is covered with stuff to pack, and my walls are bare. It is very strange to be leaving after only 9 months. Oh well, the life of a college student.

The U of C administration is trying to screw everyone over with regard to registration. They have a new online system for course registration, which would be great except that not only is it running asp, but it moved so slowly that I think it was running on a 486 somebody found in a closet. So when I tried to register on the last day (of course) the thing was jammed so tight no one could even get in. So I didn't get to register. They nicely provide a phone number to call if you failed to register, thought, but it just tells you to talk to your adviser. Your adviser then tells you that you can't register at all, and that I will have to add courses in the fall. I'm going to bitch at the registrar tommorrow.

I still can't resize my root partition. I suppose there are good data safety reasons for that, but it is annoying that I can't move my 9 gigs of MP3s (96% legal) to a seperate partition. So I can't get debian till I buy a new hard drive. Oh well.

I started a big debate on the AbiWord developer list about the STL. I think the C++ phobia that so many in the open-source community have is just dumb (not that AbiWord people have it). Templates are well-supported by virtually every C++ compiler in existance, and good STL implementations exist for them all too.

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