Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quote of the day (11/17/2009)

From: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1154608#1154608

> Implementing strict ordering shouldn't be too difficult but
> I can't help but feeling that such assumption is abuse of
> implementation detail.

Hmmm, does not the "queue" in workqueue mean "FIFO"?
Fricking Awesome. This is yet another reason I like Andy Walls.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Had a nice weekend. Went to Philadelphia Friday night after work. On Saturday, Victoria and I had dinner with Annie and Frank and played Cranium, and then went to Jeremy and Jamie's for Jeremy's birthday party (photos to follow).

Today we went to the movies and saw 2012, which was *ok*, but not terrific. We had a nice dinner at a vegetarian Chinese restaurant on South Street and then I hopped the bus back to New York. Been working on code, trying to get caught up.

With Victoria's classmates staying at the apartment from Friday to Sunday for the ABCT Conference (and the required preparations, cleaning, etc), and the board meeting for my building on Tuesday, it's going to be a busy week. Combined with two different driver projects I am working on, it's going to be extra busy.

Annie made me really delicious brownies with chocolate and peanut butter, and I just know I'm going to make myself sick at least one night this week due to my lack of self-control.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming...

Took the day off from work today so I could finally install the moulding I bought when I had the floor redone. Rented a mitre saw from Home Depot. Here's something that many of you in New Jersey don't often consider: if you rent a tool from Home Depot and you do not own a car, how do you get it home? Here's a constructive suggestion from personal experience: don't take the subway.

Anyway, that's done. Also picked up the appliance extension cord I need for the oven. Working on some Linux driver work tonight.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"How Tuners Work" makes front page of Geektonic

An article I wrote called "How Tuners Work" made the the front page of GeekTonic:

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And here's the original article I wrote:

How Tuners Work…

Kind of a shame the spelled "KernelLabs" wrong though...