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Journal of godoy (2167)

Monday December 09, 2002
12:32 PM

Crazy weather.

Could somebody please tell the "guy" responsible for regulating the weather that it's almost summer here? We're using coats and sleeping with blankets. It's cold these days...

12:29 PM

T minus 2 days

In two days and three tests I'll have vacations from university. Our calendar is late due to the strike last year...

I'm in a marathon: 7 tests in five days.

One on Thursday, two on Friday, one on Monday (today), two on Tuesday, one on Wednesday. And, finally, vacations.

We're starting our fourth bimester on January 20th. Normally, I'd be on vacation now (our classes usually end by the end of November) and calsses would start only in the end of February (summer vacations).

I really need some rest.

Saturday November 23, 2002
03:24 PM

Call me stupid. Thanks.

Summary of the last 2 hours debugging why some messages weren't printed on a CGI: missing the 'print' function.

Yep. That's it. No error message, nothing missing, with or without prototypes to that specific function.

I make a break for a glass of water and when I come back: where's that 'print'?

Tada! Added it and everything was perfect...

I really must get some sleep.

And a massage... my back is hurting a lot this week.

Thursday October 17, 2002
04:54 PM

Electromagnetism test.

The picture:

  • 4 questions

  • 3 hours for the test

The results:

  • 3 hours used.

  • 3 questions done.

  • 1 question correct.

We had 3 hours to answer 4 questions. I used 5 minutes to answer one (I had it solved on a book) and the rest 2h 55min in other two.

The last question was very hard.

I was joking with a friend after the test: "We know that there are red roses. Based on that, determine the volumetric charge distribution in a cillindrical surface that goes to infinity and is in an heterogeneous medium.". :-P

04:49 PM

Rio de Janeiro and plans for the weekend.

Last week I was teaching CVS for some government employees.

The course was in Rio de Janeiro, and it was incredibly hot! More than 40 celsius degrees every day.

I had to sleep with the air conditioning system on.

When I left Curitiba, it was somewhat cold here. I was using a jacket.

When I came back, it was also hot here in Curitiba. Now, it's starting to get cold again. And the weather was horrible all day.

I just hope it doesn't rain on Saturday. I'm going to Oktoberfest with Kika :-)

04:38 PM

Do you have your spam free of virii?

Today the funniest thing happened here: I received a spam (tagged as spam by SpamAssassin) and a message warning me that the attachment of such spam had been removed because it had a virus.

The server the spammer used to send his messages checked them for virus and found one, removing some .EXE file that was attached (theoretically, I had to install such file to have access to the most beautiful nude girls). :-)

It made me think: how many spams are infected with virus?

Saturday October 05, 2002
05:19 PM

Rent laptop

The laptop I rent has just arrived.

It is a Toshiba Satellite 2100 CDS (the one I borrowed from Conectiva while I worked there was a 2100CDT) with 196 MiB of RAM and 4.0 GiB of disk. It's an AMD of 400 MHz.

It will suit my needs this week. I'll only be using PowerPoint and WinCVS for the trainning I'll give to DATAPREV.

It cost me R$250,00 (+/- US$70,00) for a week.

Now, I just have to record those CDs and install the programs on it. :-)

07:29 AM

WWW::UsePerl::Journal install problems.

Has anyone seen this before? I'm running Perl 5.6.1 here. And Time::Piece installed successfully.

[root@wintermute WWW-UsePerl-Journal-0.08]# make test
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl -Iblib/arch -Iblib/lib -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1 -e 'use Test::Harness qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.t
t/01test............ok 6/9Error parsing time at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/i386-linux/Time/ line 404.
# Looks like you planned 9 tests but only ran 6.
# Looks like your test died just after 6.
                Test returned status 255 (wstat 65280, 0xff00)
DIED. FAILED tests 7-9
                Failed 3/9 tests, 66.67% okay
Failed Test Status Wstat Total Fail Failed List of Failed
t/01test.t 255 65280 9 3 33.33% 7-9
Failed 1/3 test scripts, 66.67% okay. 3/17 subtests failed, 82.35% okay.
make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 29
[root@wintermute WWW-UsePerl-Journal-0.08]#

06:28 AM

Still suffering from the change to Apache 2...

I'm still finding out things that were changed with Apache 2.

I noticed that my webalizer information wasn't being updated and then I found out that the logs file have changed... In fact, I've noticed that before, 'cause I have some aliases to access_log and error_log to help me debugging web stuff, but I had completely forgotten about that later.

If there was some way to have applications to setup some environment variable and have programs reading it... It would make commands such as "set" completely useless due to the huge amount of variables, but would definitely make migration from one thing to another easier.

06:05 AM

Project management on Linux

mrproject is much better in its 0.6 release.

It still lacks features available on M$ Project, but it's getting there.

I'm using it to manage G²C's projects.

You need a lot of Gnome 2.0 stuff, but it is worth.