Hmmm, I seem to have been demoted from Apprentice to
Observer. Not that I'd used my former status as Apprentice
to make any article postings... I still find it odd, since I
have several certifications as apprentice from others who are
certified as apprentice or higher. Oh well for now.
On another note, I just spent about 2 or 3 hours reading some
of the recent articles and discussions here on Advogato. I
can remember when Slashdot was only half as good, and it's
only gone downhill from there. Advogato sure has some very
intelligent discussions relating to software development.
I've picked up a few really good references to some tools and techniques that I hope to
use in AFAPI related things.
paper was revised, and hopefully will now be readable by
most users of the proceedings later this year. We had a
tough time getting a fully working Postscript document to
covert to PDF without introducing errors. Computers are so
advanced, yet it is still a major problem to distribute
documents electronically in a way that is truely portable
across platforms/OS. My advisor's solution of using troff
works for him, but our collaborators on this project use
LaTeX, and well, the two don't mix well. I guess it's a
universal problem: the perfect "versioning control system",
"project configure and make facility", "programming
language", or "portable document format" just don't exist
yet, and probably can't due to some yet undiscovered law of
group has gotten a small subset of their machines set up and
configured as a video wall with AFAPI and VWLib. For now
(and probably for quite some time), their stuff is housed in
the KAOS Lab. This
has prompted me to look into some unfinished business with
merge of VWLib into the AFAPI distribution. But classes
start this Wednesday, so who knows when I will get a chance
to resolve the issues with the merger. I've got other higher
priority things to work on.
Speaking of higher priority things, Hank & I are working this
week on our final version of a paper to be presented at the
Showcase in Atlanta on October 12. It's "yet another
paper" about KLAT2 and it's FNN.
Hmmm, what was I saying about having time to try doing an
AltiVec version of our LINPACK optimizations??? Oh well.
Anyone reading this know how to make human clones? I need
two or three more of me :-)
Oh yeah, that takes funding... maybe next month :-)