23 Apr 2000 topher   » (Master)


I've had a pretty bleh day. I've mostly just sat around and done nothing. Perhaps I'll be able to gather up the motivation to do something later....I'm not sure yet.


I've started playing with QScheme and I have to say, I'm rather impressed. It is a very fast interpreter, and it seems to be a nice a project. It doesn't have any kind of sockets library, yet, though. If it still seems as cool in a week or two as it does now, I might consider trying to write one.


Either way, I might try to Debianize the program shortly. I originally intended to apply to become a Debian developer right at the time that New Maintainer closed. Since then, I've been waiting for it to reopen, and watched the three programs I was going to package each get taken by an existing developer. So it goes. Now seems like a good time to look into it again, though.

Broken Windows...

I tried to install Microsoft OFfice 2000 on a Windows NT 4 box today. I will not be doing that again. Amazingly enough, it actually hosed NT. NT wouldn't boot. I had to dig out my NT CD, boot from that, run it's rescue, and have it recopy most of the system files. Of course, now half the Apps that are installed don't work, so I'm gonna have to go through and reinstall most of them. What was I thinking? Next time, I'm sticking with Office 97.

Book: "Good Omens"

I've just started reading a new book (well, new for me) called Good Omens. It's by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. A number of the quotes, including some from big name authors, compare it favorably to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If it manages to be anywhere close to that, it'll be worth my time to read it.

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