by Miguel de Icaza

On my way to New York to meet Mauricio and to go see the Jaguares concert tomorrow.

Posted on 24 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Switch statement in progress; Helped Ravi with the code to initialize arrays with non-static data.

Posted on 23 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Went to the movies with Tuomas, Radek, Duncan and Chema to see Spy Game.

Posted on 21 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Staples happened to sell the Envision 17" LCD monitor. It is cheap, gorgeous and easy to carry around.

Posted on 20 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

My new computer has arrived. A nice and shiny HP desktop for home use. It came with a copy of Windows XP Home edition, pre-installed and with no CD to reinstall it.

As I tried to purchase a computer screen, I found out that MicroCenter had some pretty juicy screens, but they were expensive. And CompuUSA Cambridge is no more. They shut down.

Posted on 19 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Howard Zinn's article on "A Just Cause, Not a Just War" appeared re-printed in Mexico's Jornada newspaper today. You can read more at ZMag

MIT Social Justice Cooperative produced two fliers One and two.

An interview with Eqbal Ahmad, a Pakistani Scholar-activist that died on May 11, 1999 on the Taliban, Afganistan.

Yossou N'Dur: ``The next song is for all kids that suffer; Kids are the first victims of repression, Seven Seconds''

Operation Enduring Freedom, bringing Infinite Justice to people all over the world (click on images for details not on TV)


This page has good links on alternative News Sites

In other news, Oliver Stone's movie JFK had an interesting side effect. Worth keeping in mind when you read Richard Stallman's opinion on today events.

Posted on 15 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

There is only one thing I have been afraid all of my life as a programmer (besides revere engineering device drivers) and it is to implement pointer dereference.

I have never been able to figure out why I am afraid of it, it seems pretty simple in theory, specially with the CIL bytecodes. But there is still something unknown in there that makes me afraid of it. It is definitely material for my shrink to study.

Anyways, in case you were wondering, I am still stuck in mutator unary operators while Dietmar hacked ValueType support and Paolo is quickly fixing System.Reflection.Emit bugs and Dick is busy finishing the threading/locking semantics of Mono to mimic the ones in Win32


I have been sprinkling my web page with a few pictures that I have taken. I also discovered that the HTML table tag is not as hard to use as I thought. One item less for the shrink.

Posted on 12 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Still fixing the unary mutator operators.


I woke up late this morning.

Exhibit A
Nat was still yelling at his computer this morning. I made a mental note to investigate the matter in more detail later.

It is hard to believe that such a peaceful person like Nat (see Exhibit A) could be yelling at a computer for 12 hours straight.


I finished last week reading Howard Zinn's Declarations of Independence. A required reading for every american (or anyone trying to understand americans).
I am slowly going through my queue of pending books, the next victim is Tragicomedia Mexicana (this one is to understand how some people in Mexico got so rich, and how others got so poor).

Posted on 11 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Ordered a desktop computer online. I just remembered that I forgot to get an ethernet card for it and a monitor. Details, details.


Ravi got enumerations going in the compiler, very good news. I am stuck handling a few non trivial cases for some unary operators.


Saw Amelie with Daniel. Best movie I have seen in the last two years. Wonderful movie.

Not only is the movie excellent, but it manages to capture the spirit of Paris. Juantom´┐Żs had suggested in Spain that I watch it. I was in the mood to discuss the movie, but Daniel was in the mood to get a sweater. When I got home, Nat was yelling at his computer so I decided to purchase movies on amazon.fr as a replacement to discussing Amelie.

Posted on 10 Nov 2001


by Miguel de Icaza

Went to the movies with Duncan and super hacker Radek (which just arrived this weekend to Boston) and we watched the Heist. The Fandango internet-ticket thing did not quite work as advertised so there was a long line of people waiting, and we missed the first few minutes of the movie.


I got a chance to talk to Radek about Mono and .NET. He currently works on GtkHTML together with Larry Ewing for the Evolution project, but he is looking for a spare time hacking activity.

Mono is of course the right spare time activity for every hacker ;-)

Posted on 09 Nov 2001

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