Wed Nov 20th, 2002 02:05:03 AM EST
I know it's been a long time since I've written anything, but I
finally have some free time. And there are definitely some things to
First, I decided around Nov. 4 that I wanted to make a submission to
USENIX '03, which
had a Nov. 18 deadline. At that point, I had nothing, so I had to
come up with everything really quickly. Part of my action plan was to
stop reading the web sites I follow and Usenet and pretty much
everything else I do for fun, and work hard, and still my time was
tight. But I made the deadline last night and submitted what I think
is a good paper concerning the performance of binary search tree-based
data structures in system software, based on my library GNU libavl.
Second, I have a girlfriend now. Yes, really. We met at a Halloween
party on Oct. 26, went on our first date on Nov. 2, and we've been
going out since Nov. 12. Her name is Kate, she's a first-year
Ph.D. student in the archaeology department here at Stanford, and
she's wonderful. I feel very lucky to have met her, and I hope we're
together for a long time. I don't want to push my luck, so that's all
I'll say for now.
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