I’ve recently been having some bandwidth problems. Although I have an “unmetered” account it appears I’m using too much. Actually it’s not all me, I’m in a flat share situation and it doesn’t make sense to have a dedicated Internet line each; at least it didn’t.
I found a link to an OSCON 2007 lecture on Haskell by one of its authors. It offers a good introduction to the language and an insight into its creation and development. The lecture also references a paper about the history of the language.
I finally saw Channel 4’s controversial Diana documentary. Normally I tend to avoid things like this. Our royal family holds little interest for me. But it was getting mentioned everywhere and I wanted to know what it was that had annoyed so many people. So when I noticed a repeat as I was channel hopping, I decided to check it out. I was glad I did.
Facebook is the latest craze at work. It’s another social networking site. This one connects people by tagging faces in photos. I’ve been meaning to scan in some photos for a long time and this was as good an excuse as any. In filling out my profile, I was forced to choose my politics and religion. It’s not something I’ve put much thought into before.
On the day before Christmas Eve, my mother died. It was quite a shock.
I’ve recently been watching the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs video lectures. These are a boon to the programming community. I wish my school had just used these videos rather than attempting to teach Lisp themselves.
If you experience sudden, otherwise inexplicable, Internet access problems, you might victim to a black hole router. This week, it happened to me for the third time in two years. This time, I’m writing the experience down so that I don’t have to hunt around for a solution with a crippled connection again.
I wrote a while back about LinkedIn. In that short time I have connected with 60+ colleagues. I had lost touch with many of them years ago and it’s been great catching up. LinkedIn has worked well for me but for others the experience was not as good.