Today was a good day. We had lunch with Nadezhda's brother, Adrián. We bought two kilos of [term]carnitas[/term], and that kept us stuffed for the day. Came back home at arond 4PM, left for the supermarket only to find out we left the keys inside - That deserved a visit to the family, fortunately they had a copy. Some time with the kids, back home, and back to work. After some four hours today (and a _long_ time, too much given the problem's complexity) I am finally through with the system for the Mexican Mathematics Olympiad. I also re-discovered my dear project ProtoWrap, which in its day costed me a whole deal of research and work... and had been dormant for the last couple of years. I don't know, I might just revive it - At least, I found a nice (although very specific) task for which it solved my needs, easily and transparently adding SASL to a mail server I don't really want to fiddle too much with.
Simon Law was complaining about the plumbing at his toilet... This made me remember I still have to get someone to install the tiles we purchased for my house, about 70 meters of tiles will be replaced (50 year old tiles look _really_ sorry by now). Our new tiles have been sitting at the kitchen (which is fortunately large enough) for over one month, so I have grown used to them...
Wow... The Debian QA team has been quite busy! This week they found close to 100 packages whose maintainer was MIA - Among them, many Perl modules. Being I part of the pkg-perl group, I am looking into some 15 of them... Expect me to adopt at least five, probably more.
My friend David from the CabrasLocas UPN team wrote a blog entry about Guido van Robot, a Pythonesque version of the great _Karel the Robot_ I learnt programming basics with in a C64 about 18 years ago... Sweet! :-D He started a translation of GvR (language, interface and documentation) to Spanish. I really suck at Python, although I have to admit it is quite a nice language, so I am not volunteering. Would someone be interested in packaging it? It would make a good addition to Debian-Jr!
I have grown used to get to the airport and come by myself home. Today I found Nadezhda waiting for me there. It made me very happy. Thanks :-D
But this subject got me to think of my other machines: My main server. I love that machine, but... Well, until a couple of weeks ago, it was quite enough. It is my oldest laptop (Pentium 120, 32MB RAM), with a 40GB hard disk. It serves me as a DSL gateway, and as a SMB, mail and web server. If your web site is static, this machine is more than enough... But if you are reading this on my site (insteaed of one of the planets where I am syndicated), you will notice it takes ages to open. 20 seconds on average for the main blog page to display. Sucky. I just upgraded to 48MB RAM, but it hardly makes a difference. I don't want to use any other machine for this, as a laptop makes a great home server - Almost no noise, very low power consumption, this old machine generates almost no heat so I can even store it in the bookshelf... Anyway, we will see what comes on next. ...And speaking about old machines: I still have not had time to play with my gorgeous Mac Quadra 950, one of the best m68k systems ever made (66MHz, up to 256MB RAM - which I believe it has. In a previous life it was used as a video editing workstation). It would make quite a nice buildd ;-)
Which OS are You? I have always been an AmigaOS fan... And now the infinite wisdom of Internet tells me it is not just causal.