Eric D. Schabell: November 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sick as a dog!

So, today for the first time in 48 hours out of my bed... bah, what a flu. Since Monday evening I have been sleeping, can you imagine?

The worst part of being sick here in house Schabell seems to be that everyone gets to share in the misery. It all started with my daughter, she has been having the sniffles since last weekend. Then I got it Monday evening, but much more severe. Today my wife has got it too, off to bed and see you in a few days.

So the story is that our daughter is pretty much over it, happily playing away between naps and either mommy or daddy haning sickly on the couch trying to keep her happy... it has been a tough week so far, let me tell you.

I am off to bed again, just up to check the email and see if the world was still turning after two days of sleep.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Working much too hard the last few weeks

Have been putting in overtime on a work project, IRIS Publication Management System. Is coming along quite nicely though and am about half way to v1.0.

This has been leaving me with very little time for my own project, About Time Linux. So in the mean time, I have been helping support a course at the Radboud University Nijmegen called Requirements Engineering. The students take a semester and work on a case study to produce an actual requirements document. I have taught this course before so wanted to help out again by providing a case study for the students. I have crafted a small part of the AbTLinux requirements into a depEngine project. It is the dependency engine I will need to use for my package manager!

They have been working quite hard and with 6 teams I hope to get a very well researched requirements document by Christmas. This will then be implemented with the help of my contacts in the Artificial Intelligence sections at the university.

In the personal sphere, I have started biking. I have always biked quite a bit, but now have purchased a racing bike from Van Tyul, a 730 with 24 gears. Very nice! I am averaging about 90 - 110 km per week (weather permitting), with 50-70km being on this new bike. My bike is silver with red accents, so this picture is the same but in blue:

My bike

I am almost having my birthday (this sunday) so will be hopefully collecting some more gear (need nice winter jacket, some gloves, etc...

More after my birthday!