Blog entries from February, 2004

Musical desks

Monday, February 23rd, 2004 at 7:44 pm

It looks like over the next few weeks we will be playing a lot of musical desks as work while people are gradually rearranged.

Wouldn’t it be less disruptive to just allocate one afternoon in which everyone moves at once?

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Perl 6 In a Nutshell

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004 at 6:08 pm

Today I went into the city, with a couple of people from work, to attend a two hour talk by Damian Conway on Perl 6.

It was very interesting and a tad depressing. In the sense that there are all these cool new things and a lot of annoyances removed but I went back to work and continued programming in Perl 5…

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Gromit finally upgraded

Sunday, February 15th, 2004 at 3:49 pm

The afternoon I finally got around to transplanting the hard drive and network cards from the Pentium 233 that used to be Gromit – my linux server for internet, mail, home directory – into the slimline Dell Pentium 667 that I bought secondhand at a swapmeet back in October 2003.

It is currently sitting on the top of my desk while I get around to making a hutch so it can sit under Shaun (XP desktop) and Preston (Linux media box) where the old Gromit still resides.

All this was done in a room that sat at a nice 32 degrees all afternoon. At least it wasn’t as bad as yesterday; 40 degrees outside and 38 inside.

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