I have decided that my extra machine (sitting off to the side currently) will be my test box for RedHat 9. I've secured my .ISOs and put them on CD...so all I need now is time (which is not looking good for that project for another month yet). But, that's what I plan to do with it...for the time being. It'll be fun to use it as a Linux workstation on occasion.
In other news, we're still making progress towards what we're now calling 'RatBastardica' -- the Rat Bastard Calculator Program we're doing in Haskell for Modern Functional Programming. We're now about two-and-a-half weeks into it (of four weeks)...so just beyond the halfway point. At the time we're able to do lots of interesting calculations manually. A GUI is in the process of being created, and I've been working (with Angie) on a parser which takes input of the form
(function argument argument) where
function is something we can do and
argument is a value or possibly another function with arguments. We have to take that one big piece and chop it into smaller pieces which we can individually evaluate.
That's about all for now. Not much new...but it's that odd time of year.
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/20/07