Quiet day, getting over a generally crap week.
I’m at a bit of a loss after my tutorial got canned… I am not sure what to work on any more, it has been such a focus for the last couple of months. I really should try to get projects off my “unstable” list:
[root@localhost opensource]# stable | grep unstable cardinal is unstable cep is unstable clug is unstable ctpfaq is unstable cvs001 is unstable dumppdf is unstable geekcodegen is unstable gmat is unstable libplot is unstable mkstemp is unstable mysqlvi is unstable netflow is unstable palm-memopad is unstable panda is unstable pandalex is unstable panda.old is unstable pandascript is unstable panda.tgz is unstable pngtools is unstable presskel is unstable shdns is unstable shmail is unstable short-grid is unstable short-ld is unstable short-ssl is unstable short-template is unstable stillhq-cgi is unstable template-library is unstable tiffapi is unstable trie is unstable trivsql is unstable utilities is unstable [root@localhost opensource]#
But where to start?
Things seem to be hotting up on the Panda front suddenly (after about three years!), lots of email to answer…
I thought you might like to see my desk at home:
A little mess is a good thing. From left to right you can see:
That lady in the pictures on the wall is my wife, Catherine
Here I am again… Still working on those slides for AUUG in my little spare time. I currently have a target of about 300 slides, and I have 89 done. The maths goes something like:
Class time: 9AM to 5PM (8 hours elapsed) Lunch and breaks: 2 hours Total Mikal ranting time: 6 hours = 360 minutes Average time per slide: 1.5 minutes Number of slides needed: 240
The problem is that I have never given a tutorial this long before, and have no feel for how many questions the content is going to generate… This makes it very hard to judge what I should produce. The manual for the talk is about 360 pages… So even if I bugger up the talk itself, at least the customers have something they can walk away with.
Dr Dobbs is really bad at answering email. I think I am now writing an article for them…
About half way through the slides. Going well on my LBG VQ implementation… I have the codebook generation going (only 500 lines or so of code in the end), and the encoding of the MFC files against the codebook (about 20 lines of code).
Need to verify somehow that the answers are correct, and worry more about the matlab stuff…
Cleaning up the study because it was giving me the shits, and I have a couple of people from work coming around to make sure that my telecommuting world is ergonomic… This mainly involved bringing the Roland keyboard into the room so I can muck around on it, and making the book shelves a little neater.
I also threw out about three trees of stuff I don’t need any more.
Andrew can now crawl. Backwards. About a meter.
Hmmm. Visual Sourcesafe has wierd problems when you try to copy users from another VSS installation across.
More work on getting slides ready for next week. I’ll make them available online when I have them.
Some discussion on the ldp-discuss mailing list of scripts to convert text to docbook. I mentioned the script I have been using to write this tutorial…