It turned out my updated patch was not acting according to the Subversion conventions. What I did wrong was not create temporary files, and not use the run log mechanism to perform the operations that could be performed with it. So, I sat on it on Friday, and wrote an updated patch (revision 5). This was applied, and so I'm happy.
Today I took some time to prune my patches archive from patches that were already applied.
I met with the Apartment owners and one of my apartment-mates on Friday to settle the payments for the apartment. There was a bit of a fuss between my dad and the owner, about a payment for replacing a lock that was done a year earlier. But other than that it went fine.
On the way back, I ate lunch at the MacDonald in the Yoqne'am Mall.
I worked and reviewed the lectures I wrote a bit. I've started adding missing slides to the Gimp lecture I prepared, and hopefully, I'll put the full lecture online soon. I also started working on translating Homesteading the Noosphere by esr into Hebrew. If you don't know what it is, it's the second chapter in the Cathedral and the Bazaar series, that analyzes the customs of the hacker culture.
The Hebrew Translation is progressing quite nicely. (seemingly better than I remembered from "the Cathedral and the Bazaar"). Other than that, it seems that I'm not entirely happy with the current translation of the Cathedral and the Bazaar to Hebrew, so I'll probably resume working on it sometime. This time, however, I can start from the existing text, and revise it.
Hard-Disk Problems Revisited
A few days ago, I got the same faulty noises when booting the hard disk. A reboot did not help, but after I started Knoppix and mounted it, everything was fine. Today, the same noises also happened, but this time the system could load. Hmmm... I think I'll try to buy a new hard disk as soon as I can.
Certified ask to Master for his work on maintaining the Perl online infra-structure. I did not realize he had an Advogato profile until now. Also certified pudge as a Journeyer for his work on Slash and maintaining use.perl.org. Finally, certified Simon (Cozens) to Journeyer for his contributions to Perl, and writing "Beginning Perl". Maybe I'll certify them to Master someday, but I need to be more familiar with their work.