27 May 2002
(updated 27 May 2002 at 02:03 UTC) »
Sorry, very thin on the free software news in this entry.
Got an airport card for my iBook, so that ends my
laptop-related purchases for the next few years. Now I need
to compile a new kernel to get it working. I'm still excited
about it - it is by far my favorite machine.
I also made a patch for the kernel janitors project for
the first time. As it turns out, someone else submitted a
patch for the same problem about 2 hours before I was
finished mine, so I didn't submit it. I was actually pleased
with that because I
had a chance to see how they had done things. I'll have to
wait and see whether I'll become an active participant in
this project (which I have always thought was neat).
Went parachuting for the first time today at the Gatineau
Airport. Dropped from 3500 feet and had to contend with some
wind, which was a bit intimidating (at least on the ground
before the jump and when stepping out of the plane door).
Letting go was actually very easy, but the first full turn
scared the crap out of me because you tilt at a 45 degree
angle (and drop a hell of a lot faster). Lots of fun,
though, and I got a few pictures of
other people from the ground. I will definitely be going back.
Oh, and I found another double of myself (one of the guys
jumping from 11,500 feet). That's the third person that I
have seen that looks a lot like me (and have had other
people along to tease me about it). Scary.