31 Aug 2002 wnewman   » (Master)

a new apartment! hopefully this time without neighbors spraypainting graffiti on the structures they aren't burning down...

In the medium term, I should now have fewer excuses for not getting s/w things done. Just now, however, I haven't quite got the two steps forward bit yet and in the meantime have taken a step back, as the ongoing confusion of moving has promoted my usual dignified absentmindedness to fullblown ditzy scatterbrainedness.

Meanwhile people keep sending patches for SBCL. As long as I don't manage to mess up not only my own mail spool but also the SourceForge list archives, I should have a good chance of merging them presently. Meanwhile, thanks, guys.

In unrelated news, not only have several #lisp IRC denizens decided to try Go, I've found a strong (master) Chess player IRL who is actively interested in learning, which is an interesting experience for me. (Gosh, he learns tactics fast!)

It looks like my next computer will be a $350 Athlon with 512 Mbytes of memory. I rather wish that instead for $1000 or so I could get either a 64-bit single CPU or -- what would be rather niftier IMHO -- a 64-way hypercube with 4 Mbytes or so of memory at each node. Not that I'd have the s/w for either, of course. Maybe if I wait 'til Christmas?

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