And when you think people can’t get dumber…

Hacking

Ben Maurer will be glad to read that the problem he described with system-tools-backends (which I was already aware of…) is being worked on the c-dispatcher branch. It’s still experimental and requires a bit of tweaking in g-s-t to pass messages around, but it shows a writable memory usage of ~160KB during init, that’s about 57x smaller, quite nice for a couple of evenings working on it, isn’t it? ;)

On other hacking related news, I’ve been fixing a bunch of GTK+ bugs, and it’s getting funnier by the minute, I think I’ll spend more time with it.

Random facts

When walking to the subway yesterday (some hours ago) I noticed that in front of a nursing home for the elderly there was a huge sign announcing funerary services, what do they want to get with this sign? letting them know they’ll be trying to suck their money even after their death? making them even more aware of what awaits them? whatever the answer is, I found it a quite disgusting sample of how uncaring and egoistic may be society…

Federico

Let me say you that you’re then the second last human being without mobile phone :) (I should buy one soon too, though…)

Egypt

When I left my last job I promised myself to find an exciting job… didn’t get that, but instead I’m seizing time and travelling a lot. In a few hours I’m travelling to Egypt to spend there a week, it’s the 9th country I’ve visited this year, but I find this one pretty exciting! I’ll continue my job search after this travel :P

4 Responses to “And when you think people can’t get dumber…”

  1. Alan says:

    > second last human being without mobile phone

    Last year I was bought a phone against my will and finally dragged along with all the other drones (still not the worst present I’ve ever received but pretty damned close)

    used it for a while
    credit is gone though, now it is a useless lump of electronics

    so many people with phones with no credit or no charge, but at least people know I’m never going to answer the damned thing even if I do get it working again.

  2. Max Beauchez says:

    wow great work on the memory reduction!

  3. Enjoy that Egypt travel Garna! It’ll be great for sure ;-).

    About the nursing home: yeah, it sucks when companies think in money instead of people. But nowadays is the norm and not the exception. The joys of capitalism :-(

  4. abc says:

    > making them even more aware of what awaits them?

    You say that like you believe that it is bad to be aware of your own mortality. Memento mori, I say.