18 Mar 2001 schoen   » (Master)

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I wrote a long letter to my sister. I bought a fire extinguisher. I went to a bookstore.

BBC

Between wrist pain and not understanding IPSec in the kernel, I still haven't gotten 1.5.9 out! I did post an ISO image so that interested people on the mailing list could try the most recent version, but that's very different from publishing it to the whole public.

I think I should make some more enhancements and go straight to 1.5.9.2.

The next "marketing" release should be 1.6 or maybe 1.6.1.8. (The "golden" BBC.)

DVD

Amusing:

*** aaronl@pts/57 threatens people over DeCSS GPL violation at http://www.utm.edu/research/primes//curios/48565...29443.html
[...]
sneakums@pts/5> God save me from bored teenagers.

Structure and interpretation

(I was actually reading SICP in the morning, but that's not what made me think of this.)

I read some of ESR's sex tips (following a link from a slashdot comment; I do still read slashdot comments sometimes -- I'm trying to stop, honest!) and was kind of bothered. I think I'm upset any time I hear of discussions of techne (technique, if you like) for attracting romantic partners. I'm surely one of those "unclear on the concept".

Actually, my issue with these discussions is pretty clear to me now. That's what a year of talking structure and interpretation of romantic relationships has done. I'm deeply troubled by a role for skill or knowledge in romance. Eric is saying, not only that there is such a role, but that he'll teach it!

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