Guus Bosman

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Message log in Minix

Yesterday evening I started with the 3rd (really the 1st) exercise, making a message log special file. Last year I also did this exercise; I can reuse quite some code (especially from the user program). It's going well.


Alone, programming

Today my girlfriend left to Bulgaria for a couple of weeks... I'll miss her!

I'm working on the "rough" work now, doing copy's from kernel to user space and vv. This is pretty easy, now I'll see if I can store the data in the block.


Message found on

Message found on

"July 7, 2001/12:00 am PST

MSN Messenger continues to experience a service outage for some customers. We wholeheartedly apologize for the inconvenience you may be experiencing. Our operations team is working diligently to restore full service (including restoration of all personal contact lists) as soon as possible. Our goal was to restore service to ALL MSN Messenger customers by late Friday, July 6th. While we have restored service to many users, some accounts are still experiencing problems when trying to log in. We are working around the clock to have MSN Messenger fully restored to all users worldwide as soon as possible. Please continue to check back for updated status reports. Thank you for your patience.

The MSN Messenger Team"



Today was probably the hottest day of this summer, and of course I spent it inside, sitting behind a computer. Oh... I want a holiday SO much! Anyway.

Work was interesting, although there were hardly any people. we're gonna move next week; I bought a left-over computer chair really cheap.


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Just came back from Daniel; we had a barbecue! So nice, of course ate too much but it was delicious. Played (again!) Carcazonne. Lost.

I finally got rid of some of the worst bugs in my mm's code; still not completely foolproof but we'll get there. Just so slow!

Testing a new feature for VIP users; still beta-phase. Regular customers of Guus will get an e-mail in the next few weeks.



I have sun tint. Unbelievable as it might seem I spent the whole day (well, from 2) outside. Went to Oosterpark, nice sun, Carcazonne, drinks & food; super beshe.


Testing all day

Hmm.. Unfortunately the thing doesn't work. I spent the whole day testing a trying to find out where there error is. Now I'm making my "proggie.c" a bit more sophisticated, so I can trust it being alive...


Crashed virtual machine

It's Tuesday again, first day of the week I have time for my practical work. Started at 10:00. It's now 13:00 and there is still a lot of work to do... I'm still moving the stuff to the kernel; replacing a lot of hacks with decent code. Of course now it doesn't work anymore, but it's not so bad as it was this morning. I managed to crash my Virtual Computer (that is: the program I run my operating system in crashed. Not supposed to happen.)


To Oma Groen

Today no Minix. The weather was wonderful, and we went to my grandmother in Heereveen. It was very cosy, she moved to a new appartment, beautiful. We had dinner in a good Chinese restaurant, sth like Golden Roses. Next time I'll have number 304 and Kerry Ko again ;)

In the train from Hoorn to Amsterdam we met Alrik, an old friend. In Amsterdam we had to run for the intercity to Duivendrecht; the lady said we didn't have to pay (she didn't know how to handle our strippenkaart). Had great fun: we were sitting to 2 south-Dutch farmers. As Alex and I were talking Bulgarian, they though we were foreigners and I heard "...ze verstaan het toch niet..." (...they don't understand it anyway...) Couldn't keep my laughing, the two were so funny :)


Lots of trying...

Trying to put the stuff in the kernel is boring and error-prone, still working on it. Lot's of .h files to be changed. The people we rent the apartment from came to see what the renovations have been.


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