She came and she conquered:
On Friday evening, the Russian girl-friend of my friend Jussi paid a visit to Helsinki. Along came her beautiful sister-in-law, Tatyana (nicknamed Tanya). Although me and Tanya had been in communication through sms but I thought it can't possibly work because of her poor English and my complete incompetence in Russian language but to my surprise, it worked pretty well. I don't know about other Russian women but she turned out to be very different from Finnish women. E.g she didn't try to complicate things for us at all and expressed her feelings very bluntly. Moreover, it was quite impressive, how she was able to communicate with me so effectively with only a few words of English. She also taught me a few words of Russian language. So in crux she is now officially my girlfriend. This morning she left for St. Petersburg and now i won't see her for 4 weeks. :(
iwmmxt and me:
At my previous job, I was planning on writing iwmmxt optimizations for liboil just before i was fired. Since I am by nature obsessive, the idea got stuck to my mind. Unfortunately i didn't have any iwmmxt-enabled hardware either at my home or my office so i decided to get myself a hx4700 from huuto.net (kind of a Finnish ebay) and on Friday evening i bought it for 300e (along with a blue-tooth GPS module). I thought I'll be experimenting with it all weekend but the whole weekend was taken by Tania, so I didn't get even the time to think about it. I think i should first implement the iwmmxt-intrinsics for gcc and use that in liboil since that seems to be the way of liboil.