Diary October 2002
- Monday 28
Cold almost gone. UPS finally arrived.
- Sunday 27
Got out of bed just long enough to go see XXX. Very good film.
- Saturday 26
The cold, having gone away all week, is back with a vengeance. Washed
car. Regretted it.
- Friday 25
Took the afternoon off to recover. Had a bloke come round to look at
the lawn. He reckoned it would cost about 3 grand to fix. Ho
- Monday 21 - Thursday 24
On a course (ISEB Software Testing thing). Unfortunately, also trying
to do my job, so working 12 hour days. Course was a complete
waste of time anyway. Grr.
- Sunday 20
Cold got worse rather than better. Didn't bother getting up until late
afternoon. Played with Tommy again, watched TV, went back to
- Saturday 19
Got a bugger of a cold. Washed car. Attempted to get webcam working
with no success at all. Played with housemate's Tommy AFX (slot
cars). Fixed the extractor fan in the basement.
- Friday 18
Fairly boring day, all things considered. Worked, ate, watched TV, went
to band (got into a rather strange argument about what a double
sharp means in a flat key), slept. Ho hum.
- Thursday 17
Got another email from the RIPng guy saying all works. But it looks
like the FreeBSD "sendto: Invalid argument" fix broke
it an all the FreeBSD boxes it used to work on. AARGH!
- Wednesday 16
Spent all day at work trying to make a shell script to find duplicate
pieces of XML go faster. Got the estimated run time down from
40 years to 2 days, which can't be bad. Not what I'd call
terribly exciting though. Sent somebody a patch to fix Sendip's
ripng support, and got a mail back saying the patch didn't apply
cleanly. Which is odd. Very odd.
- Tuesday 15
Discovered that RIPng doesn't work the way I guessed it did, and so
SendIP's RIPng support is totally useless.
- Monday 14
The first of the SendIP emails started to turn up. Fortunately, no
genuine problems yet. One person using sendip-2.1 on Solaris
found it wouldn't compile but their email came from a
nonexistant address. One on FreeBSD forgot to use gmake. Why
can't people read readmes?
- Sunday 13
Got up early to watch the GP. Shouldn't've bothered. Rained all day,
spent most of it browsing random web sites and being totally
unproductive. Tried 2.5.41 with no success.
- Saturday 12
Spent all morning cleaning the car. It got covered in squished bugs
last weekend, and then parked under a tree on Thursday. Still,
it all came off in the end. Oil was very slightly lower than
last time I checked, but that might just mean the ground is a
bit slopy. Watched qualifying fomr Japan, not that it was
terribly exciting. Finally, at long long last, got around to
releasing sendip-2.2, well behind schedule. Prepare for the
emails to begin flooding... Oh, and, erm, got around to
updating my diary for the first time in ages.
- Sunday 6
Went to see Grimethorpe Colliery Band concert in Cheltenham town hall.
Very good concert. Nice drive there and back too except
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