Recent blog entries for AnnaMoo

Our dryer broke. :( I found an interesting web page on diagnosing dryer problems. It is here.

I'm sure this story deserves a whole web page on its own, but for now you can read about something called cholesteatoma. My wife has had five surgeries for it. We believe that it is gone, but she continues to have chronic nerve pain from the surgeries. More babble later.

Chipped away some more at the Mac IIfx SCSI driver today. Resisted the urge to buy anything at the mall.

In the 'old news' column, I added MySQL support to Red Hat's 'php' package last month. You will have to make sure you have MySQL RPMs already installed, download the php .src.rpm, and rebuild it yourself after uncommenting the unrelated parts in the php.spec file. If MySQL could be distributed by Red Hat, this would not be an issue, but such is the case with 37 different 'open source' flavor licenses, I suppose.

More 'old news': check out the Interactive Disassembler. While a little pricy, this program kicks total ass. It disassembles m68k, x86, 6502, Java byte-code, etc. etc. etc. I need to re-new my license so I can harass the poor author to add more Macintosh support.

Speaking of Macintosh, has anyone ever tried to get the 'sigcontext' to work with a signal() handler? My flailing attempts have failed repeatedly. Any pointers would be great: mail me at jason@sdi.cluephone.com. Thanks!

I recently convinced an author of Atari 8-bit (800, 800XL, 130XE, etc.) software to release the source to some of the programs he wrote. It can be found at http://nleaudio.com/css/source.htm.

I also recently disassembled the SCSI-related portions of the Macintosh IIfx ROM. It can be found at http://sdi.cluephone.com/~jason/fxscsidump.S.

If you're interested in looking behind the curtain of web advertising (Slashdot advertising in particular), check this out.

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