Yesterday was fantastic! I woke up extra early and chatted with
Dominique, who Googled up a few wonderful poems and read me a few.
Then my mom called me up with news that some of my friends were over
there for a small party! =) Whee!
I did well in my two speeches today, despite mishaps. I survived my
metadata presentation despite having to go with Plan B (blackboard)
when the USB disk wasn’t recognized by the faculty computer, and I had
fun doing the Evaluate to Motivate talk despite leaving the prepared
overheads in the department.
In the evening, I declared a Chocolate Night. Steve, Rob, David, Mike
(Math), James, and Calum were there to play Scrabble and munch on nice
I’m very annoyed with SELinux today. I’ve just figured out that the reason I was getting very mysterious access denied errors was that I hadn’t done the magical incantation:
chcon -R -t httpd_user_content_t the_dir_to_show_in_apache
which allows the use of those directories in the HTTP context.
Hey, it’s my first brush with SELinux… Anyway, I’m glad I got that
sorted out, although it took me slightly over half an hour to figure
that out and get Twiki up and running. Mrph.
Next step: Kerberos authentication.
|Name (running total)||Name (running total)||Name (running total)||Name (running total)|
|13 (23)||24 (33)||20 (36)||13 (20)|
|34 (57)||13 (46)||28 (64)||29 (15)|
|30 (87)||24 (70)||18 (82)||15 (44) – then Calum had to leave, so I replaced him|
|11 (98)||20 (90)||18 (100)||11 (55)|
|18 (116)||21 (111)||8 (108)||92 (147)|
|9 (125)||20 (131)||10 (118)||4 (151) – I finished first|
By official Scrabble tournament rules, this would’ve been
|-7 (118)||-8 (123)||-1 (117)||+16 (167)|
but Rob, Steve and James decided to play on (ah, well, house rules –
but that messes up end-game strategy! mrph).
David was appropriately impressed by the 92-point move. So was I.
Steve was annoyed with James for leaving me with that opportunity. I wasn’t. =)
On Technorati: scrabble
I went up to IBM today. I can’t tell you the details as I’ve signed my
life away, BUT suffice to say that I felt very happy after the
conference call, as the person we were talking to listed all the stuff
I’m interested in. As a fledgling researcher, I find it totally
awesome when I have the same ideas that other people do. =) That tells
me I’m on the right track. This kind of synchronicity is just perfect
for a master’s student. I can save the ground-breaking, mind-boggling
stuff for my PhD.