4 Oct 2000 ztf   » (Apprentice)


More patches accepted, this time to bonobo. I must be getting the hang of this (he says, tempting the Fates).


Controls engineering is scarier than Deep Wizardry Unix hacking ... if you mess up coding, you crash something or diddle some data, and generally the worst thing that happens is someone's lost time. In controls, if I screw up, people can get killed. It pays to be more careful about your bugs, or at least make sure that there are physical interlocks to back up software decisions (see the Therac-25 disaster for a case where this wasn't done).


Hectic. Rachel gave us a week or two of break from teething; now she's back at it worse than before. Lack of sleep is no longer as fun as it used to be in college. :^)

Leaves are turning, temperatures are dropping, and the combines are in the fields; must be fall.

Made it to my first TALUG (Toledo Area Linux Users' Group) meeting last month; won the grand doorprize of a Debian box. There were about twenty Caldera technology previews too, but everyone wanted the Debian. :^) Now I just need to take some time and install it.

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