1 Jul 2001 taral   » (Journeyer)

My, nothing since May. Well, since then I've become a Debian Developer, taking over maintenance of acl2 (not yet released as a package), GNU Common Lisp, jaxml and scanerrlog, and jbofihe and lojban-common (for the logical language "lojban").

Mostly I've been busy trying to reconstruct something of a social life and getting through this one last history course to get my degree. There's only a few days left! Yay!

Once done with the degree, I will be working (unless something goes terribly wrong) for IBM, in their AIX group. Should be interesting, since I've always like operating systems work. Sufficiently complex without being inane. (Of course, that's a terrible way to put it.)

Otherwise, I've been looking at Freenet and Mojo Nation again. I've written a mostly-working freenet client-only node for the 0.3 stuff, although it's woefully short of a full node. Needs a bit of redesign. As soon as the Mojo Nation people stop the daily protocol changes, I'll make a version of that too. We've had some interesting conversations about the protocol.

tmlm, of course, has gone nowhere. I'm still not sure if I'll actually do anything with it, or if I'll just contribute the major modules (MTP.py and Mail.py) to the python project itself and let the rest go. If anyone wants to help out with tmlm, please tell me!

Other projects I have sitting around include:

  • Some rudimentary DHCP code for python (works!)
  • An RPG die-throw probability calculator (also works)
  • An Earley parser (works, but I'm not sure what to do with it)
  • Some rough pdf processing code (works as far as it's gone... still need to do re-filtering)
  • A bit of stuff on Personal Entropy (I'll dig up a link if anyone wants)... this kind of works, although it's not fully implemented
  • The code I used to generate the Strongly Connected Component stuff for Debian (include PGP keyring processing code for OCaml)
  • Rather evil-looking shell code to find garbage left behind by poorly-written debian packages
  • And finally, an unlambda interpreter -- written in unlambda! How USELESS! But it was lots of fun. :)

I also updated some of my project involvment stuff here on advogato.

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