Posts for April 2011

2011-04-10: Pre-vacation haul

The project that I've been working on fairly heavily for the past six months went live today. After ten hours of work today by the whole team, everything is looking good. I'm of course moving off onto another project, but that one should hopefully be less intense, and then things should calm down further after that.

In celebration, I get to go on vacation and really relax. And in preparation for that, and for vicarious enjoyment while not having had much time to read recently, I of course bought a bunch of books.

Kage Baker — Sky Coyote (sff)
Steven Brust — Tiassa (sff)
Suzanne Collins — The Hunger Games (sff)
Amanda Downum — The Drowning City (sff)
C.S. Friedman — This Alien Shore (sff)
C.S. Friedman — Wilding (sff)
Sarah Hall — Daughters of the North (sff)
Victor Hugo — Les Miserables (class)
Malinda Lo — Ash (sff)
Niccol√≤ Machiavelli — The Prince (non-fiction)
Jack McDevitt — The Devil's Eye (sff)
China Mi√©ville — Un Lun Dun (sff)
Elizabeth Moon — Oath of Fealty (sff)
Lyda Morehouse — Resurrection Code (sff)
Andre Norton — Year of the Unicorn (sff)
Andre Norton — The Zero Stone (sff)
H. Beam Piper — Little Fuzzy (sff)
Terry Pratchett — Small Gods (sff)
Terry Pratchett — Witches Abroad (sff)
Project Itoh — Harmony (sff)
Rebecca Stead — When You Reach Me (sff)

2011-04-20: Vacation book haul

I wasn't sure if we were going to stop by many bookstores in this somewhat abbreviated Oregon Coast trip, but we decided on Monday to spend some time in book stores in and around Lincoln City, so I ended up getting something close to my usual haul. This was particularly helped by a desire to support local businesses during the current economy and broader review reading leading to a lot of additions to my want list.

Kage Baker — The Empress of Mars (sff)
Galen Beckett — The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (sff)
Steven Brust & Emma Bull — Freedom & Necessity (sff)
Tobias S. Buckell — Ragamuffin (sff)
Jack Campbell — The Lost Fleet: Dauntless (sff)
David Anthony Durham — Acacia (sff)
Michael Flynn — The Wreck of The River of Stars (sff)
David Gemmell — Dark Moon (sff)
Mary Gentle — Golden Witchbreed (sff)
Steven Gould — Jumper (sff)
Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson — Animals Make Us Human (non-fiction)
Barbara Hambly — The Ladies of Mandrigyn (sff)
Robert Holdstock — Lavondyss (sff)
Katharine Kerr — Daggerspell (sff)
Ken Kesey — Sometimes a Great Notion (mainstream)
Donald Kingsbury — Courtship Rite (sff)
Mercedes Lackey — Exile's Valor (sff)
Keith Laumer — Worlds of the Imperium (sff)
Tanith Lee — Metallic Love (sff)
Seanan McGuire — Rosemary and Rue (sff)
Susan Palwick — The Necessary Beggar (sff)
H. Beam Piper — Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (sff)
H. Beam Piper — Space Viking (sff)
Charles Stross — Wireless (sff)
Henry Treece — The Dark Island (sff)
A.E. Van Vogt — The Voyage of the Space Beagle (sff)
Joan D. Vinge — Psion (sff)
Margaret Weis — The Lost King (sff)
Gene Wolfe — An Evil Guest (sff)

A lot of this is first books of various series that I've been wanting to test and see if they're worth reading. Those I should hold off on as much as possible until I finish series that I've already started. We'll see how that theory works.

2011-04-28: C TAP Harness 1.7

Nothing very exciting in this release, just the addition of a better usage message and a new -h option that displays the usage message. I'm making a release anyway since I resynchronized with OpenAFS and want synchronization points to correspond to releases so that I know what's changed since the last synchronization.

You can get the latest version from the C TAP Harness distribution page.

2011-04-28: rra-c-util 3.3

The most visible change in this release is a change that I thought I'd made a long time ago, but apparently was only in INN.

There are two models for how IPv6 networking can work: IPv6-bound sockets can accept both IPv4 and IPv6 connections, or can accept only IPv6 connections. The former is the default, since it provides the most backward compatibility. However, it can cause various weird problems around reuse of ports when closing a listening socket and then opening a new one (such as in the test suite, which was failing), and around dealing with IPv6-mapped IPv4 addresses. I much prefer the model where IPv6 sockets only accept IPv6 connections, even if it requires juggling two file descriptors in some cases. This release sets IPv6 sockets that way when created by the network_* functions if possible on that platform.

This release also fixes a couple of problems with the GSS-API and Kerberos Autoconf macros uncovered by the OpenAFS project and a quoting problem in m4/socket.m4 and fixes a build problem with Heimdal.

You can get the latest release from the rra-c-util distribution page.

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