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KinnerNet: Sleepless on the Lake - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
April 8th, 2005
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KinnerNet: Sleepless on the Lake
Couldn't sleep. I lay awake several hours, then read a bit, then lay awake some more. Finally gave up. Perhaps the free espressos are to blame. Took a shower and marched out to the A.D. Gordon club (all buildings here have really Zionist names).

I must correct my previous entry: that cycling monstrosity is *not* a five-man tricycle. It is in fact an octagonal, eight-man tricycle. That's eight seats, eight sets of pedals and chains, all powering a single, huge, octagonal tricycle. It has to be seen to be appreciated. I have no camera, but I'll get the Insane Count Tromer to snap a picture for me and would post it later.

We're accomodated in rooms for two, and I've been randomly paired with non-other than Gadi Shimshon, UltiNet legend and self-proclaimed DOOM master of yore. Much gossreminiscing took place.

The participants get to both generate and consume the content, so we all offer talks and workshops and sign up for each other's talks. I decided to spare the participants a crash course in classical Greek, but I shall try to moderate a discussion on what technological solutions can be offered to the problem of educational stimulation and nurturing of bright kids in the 21st century.

Reading Through the Looking Glass for Sternberg's seminar, I'm also inspired to do something uffishly silly with Jabberwocky. Perhaps I'll solicit an impromptu group translation of Jabberwocky into Hebrew, or suggest to read it as source code of a to-be-specified programming language (extra credit to the first camper to code a compiler for it), or set up an obfuscated programming challenge (craziest source code that outputs or looks like Jabberwocky). We'll see.

For now, I'll go on hacking BYBE, since I have the camp Internet link all to myself for a little while longer...

Current Mood: fresh
Current Music: birds doing that thing they're supposed to do in the morning

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 8th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)

האיש עם הקוף

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אני לא יודעת כמה אנשים יש במקום הזה וכמה מסובך למצוא שם מישהו שאתה לא מכיר, אבל היום פגשתי את אשתו של שאול אולמרט (הם בביקור בארץ) והבנתי ממנה שהוא אמור להיות באותו מקום שאתה נמצא בו (בהנחה שאין עוד כנס גיקים בכנרת במקביל). מעולם לא חזרתי אליך עם תוצאות התחקיר על "קוף מכונף", והסיבה היא ששאול הפנה אותי אז לאתר של גדי ב, אלא שאף פעם לא הצלחתי להיכנס אליו מאז (ניסיתי כמה פעמים). אולי תוכל לתפוס אותו ולברר איתו את העניין הזה בעצמך. אשמח לשמוע אם הצלחת
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From:ijon
Date:April 8th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)

Re: האיש עם הקוף

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Yes, I've met him here, and he did confirm that he is the culprit. :)
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From:highlydubious
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
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A shame I read about it only now... Could have asked you to say hello to some people... ah, nevermind. Does sounds like a lot of fun though...
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From:mux2000
Date:April 10th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
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The other assaf has a friend in school who aims at producing the Jabberwocky (or was it Hunting of the Snark? I'm not sure) as a movie.
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From:atzmi
Date:April 10th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)

obfuscated code has already been written

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