Blog entries from August, 2004

Code Complete, Second Edition

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004 at 11:27 pm

My copy of Code Complete, Second Edition arrived today. It will be good to see what has been updated although I should probably finish reading other books I’ve had for a while such as Software Requirements

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Almost one hundred days…

Saturday, August 21st, 2004 at 8:27 pm

If the power hadn’t gone out earlier tonight then with an extra one day and eleven hours Gromit would have been up for one hundred days. As it is ninety-eight days is the longest Gromit has been up for anyway. Surpassing the previous record of eighty-two days

Anyway it gave me an opportunity to add the additional 128MB, that has been sitting around since I tested it almost a month ago, into Gromit. Not that it really needs it but it can’t hurt… Unless it is dodgy like the last time but there was a reason I tested it…

Now to find a reason to finally rebuild Preston and Shaun…

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Stupid students…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 at 1:56 pm

After lunch today there were a bunch of students outisde our building protesting againsts the charges that were pressed against a couple of students following the violent protests earlier this year.

Too many of them appeared to love the sound of their own voice and there wasn’t much that wasn’t preceeded by “apparently”, “I’ve been told”, or similar. It’s a pity that crowds can’t be convinced by factual information…

Was we very funny was that halfway through the couple of of tv cameras that were there decided to pack up and leave…

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I finally made it to a LUV meeting…

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004 at 9:47 am

After around seven years of thinking about it I finally managed to go to a Linux Users of Victoria meeting last night. I went with a guy from work because the person giving a talk about CVS will be coming in and talking to us about it in a few weeks…

It was interesting to note that the majority of the laptops I saw were not running Linux. Most of the PC based ones were but the majority of the actual laptops were PowerBooks and they run a BSD derivative…

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Trains and Vicsig

Monday, August 2nd, 2004 at 12:55 am

I’ve just spent another few hours browsing through Vicsig looking at the various photos and information. I first came across it a few weeks ago while trying to find some information on the city loop after travelling home via it from the July Melbourne Perl Mongers meeting.

Alas there isn’t much information about the loop but I have discovered why, back when Tim and I travelled into the city to see Damian give his Perl 6 in a Nutshell talk, there was a bus service from Glen Waverley Station to Darling Station instead of the train. It is because Darling Station is the next set of points from Glen Waverley and they are only used for emergency or special use. So there must have been some work being done on the line…

For a while now I’ve been thinking about going for rides where one of the main points is to go to places where I can take photos of things like the entrances to the City Loop…

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