12 Mar 2000 uzi   » (Journeyer)

Nothing much to say... I've been keeping busy lately. I should release a new cgvg soon with a nifty built-in pager patch from a LKML reader. The cscope is doin' fine so far... just taking a short break from it to sit back and stare at it a bit. I got some new toys to play with over here, so life is good in that regard.

My hunt for the "SPARC Architecture Manual v8" is over. It's a book that's been out of print for a while sadly, and it describes the cpu used in all sun4m machines (like the SS4, SS5, SS10, SS20, Classic, LX, etc.)... which there are differences from the latest and greatest, the v9 (or sun4u, aka. the UltraSparc machines... which I already had the book for as it was easy to find). Of course, I had to poke and prod several places for it... even my favorite bookstore in Los Angeles, OpAmp Technical Books... and they had an order in for me but I was able to cancel it because of my good fortune. I just happened to stroll across the Sparc International webpage and noticed that they both had it available for download and even orderable in hardcopy. So I did this and it got sent... and *nobody* else had the book in print still. It is kinda funny, though... the book has the v9 book's cover, except it says "v8" and the ISBN number is different, but the backside text of the book and the cover photos are identical... so it describes the v9 book on the back of my new v8 book. Of course, I also ordered the "SPARC Technical Papers" book, another book that is out of print and I really want, which I might still get, but even then, the search continues.

Ah, but today is a good day... I'll be spending it at the Sony Metreon in SF, doing stuff like video bowling, eating sushi and watching Fantasia 2000. The funny thing is I've already done a night just like this one before, except last time it was with phil... and this time with Doris, who is much cuter than him (sorry, dude). :) This is, of course, to have fun and celebrate 4 years with her... the 4 best years of my life...

Oh yeah... and it would be a crime to not mention how much harold rocks. He totally rocks! Thanks again, dude! :)

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