JUN
24
2005

A Good Book

This week I finished reading Robert Silverberg's Roma Eterna. And I must say I enjoyed read it.
The story is basicly what would had happened if Rome didn't Fall in 476 AD?

Each chapter is a description of what is happening to some peoples at a given point in times. but the event related in thoses chapter are not too far away from the events that actualy took place in your history, it's just the actors of them that changed ...

even the event taking place in 2723 AUC (to get the AD substract 753) is close to what happened in our timeline :)

JUN
21
2005

arrrrrrrrrrrgggggh

and no I'm not talking about M2/ARRRGGH, i'm talking about the last weekend.
First I got some family members visiting me, and don't get me wrong, I like to have some guests around here, if they don't distrub my way of life too much ... and it was more or less the case this weekend anyway it's over and I will probably spent 3 or 4 days just to recover those 3 days ...and I really need to buy a new couch because the own I have is not comfy to sleep on it :(

Second the worse F1 grand prix ever ... I saw pr0n movie with more action and suspense :)

JUN
16
2005

M2 got a new name

M2 was simply the internal codename for the project. So I found this one: ARRRGGH and no it's not an acronym, but I bet some people will work very very hard to find one :) The name simply came from the sound made by a sysadmin who simply screwed up something.

JUN
13
2005

M2 a basic description

I'm ready now to disclose some informations about what M2 is.
M2 is a generic systems management and deployment framework for KDE.

Over the last weekend, I have evaluated some new idea that may be added to M2.

Stay tuned for more details ;)

JUN
10
2005

Return to M2

I spent the last few days, discussing with various people about M2 and what we can do with it.
The current stage of the project is: not yet ready for public consumption, I still have to make it more generic, currently it's coupled to my own setup. And some part of it need to be clarified so it can be used be other people. What it is I can say for now ... I'm writing this blog just to tease people out of here.

And with the current heat wave here in Ottawa, it's hard to work but I can tell you heat is wonderfull for the brain ... now if only I can put it on off

JUN
7
2005

M2

Today, I managed to get M2, a project I'm working on since november (not every day I also spent my time searching for a new job, a new gf, getting drunk and stuff like that) , at a nice level of usefulness for me. So if I don't get bored while working on it, I might decide to release it in the next few months ... Don't ask what it is, you will see when it's done, if ever it gets "finished"

Ok now time to get back to the novel I'm trying to write :D

MAY
29
2005

museum

This weekend my father and my little brother came to visit me, so we decided to visit the Canadian National War Museum. It was a very interesting visit. It took us 3.5 hours to see everythings in the permanent exposition. Like every museum I visited, I noticed some "errors", not historical errors but more like technical errors, like the text didn't fit the size of the panel so it was cut by the next display case and sometimes the French text wasn't as accurate as the English one. But the most annoying thing was in nearly every display case the text had label 1) 2) 3) etc ...

MAY
19
2005

interview questions

I had another interview lately and I'm still wondering why they always those stupid question like

MAY
17
2005

Revelations

I watched Star Wars Reveletions and here my impression: the pictures and the graphics are amazing ... too bad the story and the actors weren't at the rendez-vous ... but it enabled me to kill 45 minutes of a boring day ... so it wasn't so bad in the end :)

MAY
8
2005

It's a lovely day here in the Great White North

Today I just decided to go work outside, it's a very nice sunny day, not too cold and not to hot also (about 20C), so it's perfect to work on the balcony drinking a nice cold German beer ( make that several) and the forecast for next week is also good so I think that the I will move my office outside a lot this summer ... since I'm working from home mostly contracting work, I can do it. I wonder if I ever get a new job I will be allowed to do it ...

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