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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Interested to see the C++ in gcc discussions going on;
having done a little hacking on gcc as someone unfamiliar with
the code-base; it took a large amount of time to get into. This
was seemed un-related to the language choice, and instead to the
habit of re-using generic types for everything - presumably (in
part) because the garbage collector can walk them without extra
effort. If changing the language helps focus people on improving
readability, that's all to the best. Of course, C++ has some
hideous readability problems built-in: operator overloading,
void non_obvious_mutator (int &x);
and so on.
Mail, and admin, sync call with JP. Nice to see the MeeGo
blog entries from Thomas
(on zones), and Travis
on Telepathy/Empathy. Nice Ars
Technica review too with a lot of shots (a shame WiFi didn't
work for them though).
Lunch, quick advisory board call.
Having heard about the Israeli helicopter raid on the
(difficult-to-board) boat, and given that my sentiments are
generally with the oppressed, state-deprived Palestinians - who
apparently also get regularly attacked by illegal Israeli settlers,
I was suitably unsympathetic to the (apparently obvious
propoganda) of the Israeli military about how they were beaten
by pipe wielding crazies, and so on; and much more convinced by
the apparent peace-nicks: "not going to pose any violent
resistance" line. On the other hand, I hate being
by the radio. For how long will an armed man under
attack watch his colleagues get beaten before he authorises a
disproportionate response ? Perhaps that is not news. Then again
looking for the blamelessly virtuous in the cycle of violence and
suffering in the Middle East seems a pretty fruitless quest; sigh.
Just to exacerbate my strategy of offending everyone
concurrently (divide and conquer) - I have some sympathy for Foxconn
whose no doubt appallingly normal (for China) working conditions
might be only the grit in the oyster of their problem. Could this be
a Micronesian Teen suicide type epidemic.
Pleased and amused to see (finally) some closure on the
unusual backwards I/O patterns that iogrind showed at startup, more
juciy details from Taras.
Dinner, Lydia & Janice came over. Plugged away at the
repstrap - mounted the bulk fillament somewhat lamely on the ceiling
above the machine, really needs a proper spindle & bearing.
Calibrated both sides of the Z axis nicely, re-made the Y and X opto
end-stops using biscuit tin lid. rather than beer can: for a more
durable action, tightened everything - finally got a reasonable print
of the bottom few layers of a cube, though eventually (due to a raised
lump in the middle) the thermistor became detached; well pleased with
progress; and with a very tough square of plastic.
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