30 September 2003

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Google Adwords

So, there are now Google adwords on these pages. The interesting thing is how targetted the ads are — there have been a couple of instances where I am looking at a page I wrote a while ago, and the ad points to a page I find interesting. Very cool.

On the Google cool front

This paper discussing their filesystem is pretty sweet too.

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26 September 2003

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CLUG last night

We had Roslyn Dundas come in and have a chat about Open Source legislation last night. She seems to have her head screwed on, and certainly listened to what people had to say. I was surprised by her age (she’s quite young), but that was a plesant thing in that I was expecting someone 100 years old…

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26 September 2003

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CLUG last night

We had Roslyn Dundas come in and have a chat about Open Source legislation last night. She seems to have her head screwed on, and certainly listened to what people had to say. I was surprised by her age (she’s quite young), but that was a plesant thing in that I was expecting someone 100 years old…

No source code?

You need to read this article.

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25 September 2003

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Blogging

So, one of the guys at work wonders why this blog doesn’t mention how angry I am with my boss… Herm… Is Google Cache a big enough answer?

Then again, I should make it clear that I am not actually angry with my boss…

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24 September 2003

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KernelTrap interview with Rusty

It’s nice to see people based in Canberra (and who regularly come to the local LUG) featured on sites like this. The interview is also an interesting read.

Rusty mentions a paper on futexes, which I will one day get around to reading…

Also, he mentions: I wrote the Unreliable Guide To Kernel Hacking and the Unreliable Guide to Kernel Locking (which require updating for 2.6) which sit in the kernel sources under Documentation/DocBook/ — which sounds like an interesting task for someone.

Saturation coding

I’m pushing a deadline at work, we’re nearing the 5.2 release of the product, and I’ve been burning the midnight oil a little to get a nice feature ready in time for it to get into the product, having been QA’ed properly. I think I’m nearly ready now though. I think I’ll need to have Friday off to see this year’s Floriade though.

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23 September 2003

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Plagarism

Seem familiar? Compare the questions from University of Canberra, Systems Software Assignment One, with the results of these Google searches:

Pass version:
“That process should be an instance of Notepad.exe. The program should output the”


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20714862.html


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20714864.html

Credit version:
“write a Win32 Console application that starts five processes, each an instance of Notepad.exe”


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20714864.html


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20717517.html

Distinction version:
“a Win32 Console application that creates one additional thread (i.e. it will consist of two threads)”


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20715118.html

High Distinction version:
“five threads, passing each a parameter which is the number of milliseconds that this thread is to simulate execution”


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20715123.html


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/
Cplusplus/Q_20717957.html

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22 September 2003

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Weekend

A big weekend, I don’t know where to start. I put up the shelf I had painted for Catherine, got a migrane, recovered, did some gardening, cut down a tree, and a little bit of this and that.

Like I said, a big weekend.

Fiction

Perhaps I’m slow on the uptake, but I’ve just discovered Cory Doctorow, who is a really good science fiction author — checkout 0wnz0red for a sample.

In at work late tonight

Doing some stuff which matters…

Stuff from LWN I want to read when it’s free

Being too poor at the moment to front a subscription and all…

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19 September 2003

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Back onto DIME

The problem with the two articles that I mentioned the other day is that they don’t have any example code. This is possibly because the whole thing is new enough that people are still coming to grips with it a little. Anyways, I’ve done some more surfing today, and there are a few more helpful articles which should be mentioned here me thinks…

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18 September 2003

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Kernel scripts

Well, I now have scripts which automate keeping me up with the latest of Linus’ change sets, which hopefully means that Andrew Morton et al wont have troubles applying my patches any more. This is a good thing.

Understanding .NET streams

There are just so many classes exposed. You need to read: http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2003/04/14/streams.html

Understaning interrupts

Ok, I know that ISRs are an over discussed concept in introductory Linux kernel books, but here’s the whole thing in a couple of paragraphs.

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17 September 2003

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The kernel-doc never ends (again)

Well, I forward ported those patches from yesterday, and will resubmit them tonight. I also fixed the pdfdocs make target while I was at it so that I now compiles. I’ll also resubmit the ignore case makeman patch.

The warning squelching continues…

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