Where The Time Goes

I’ve made a decent effort toward my OPW application for the kernel. The patch submission circus continues, but I’m on to my second application. A former intern advised me to apply to at least two organizations, to increase my chances of acceptance, so that’s what I will do.

The patch submission process for my second project is pretty much the same as it was for the kernel, but I want to be sure I’m doing it right. So, I just spent an hour getting git send-email to work the way I want it to, without my having to think about it. (Heads up: passwords entered with git config --global sendemail.smtppass will be ignored. Edit ~/.gitconfig directly.) I didn’t plan that; I just wanted to be extra sure I was sending my patches correctly, and once I had it all configured, tested and understood, I realized an hour had gone by. There’s still time to finish my application, since I have about 23 hours, and my first patches have already been sent. It’s time well spent, too, because I will use that skill no matter which project I’m accepted for. I’m just always surprised at how much effort (that I don’t give myself credit for) goes into little odds and ends such as this.

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