Errm I got distracted.
Cunched on kernel code until 4:30 in the morning from
Collected Airline tickets for OLS. Not much else happened
and as I was tired I went home,.. and well erm fell asleep!
Slept in. (joy)
MP3'd the Earth Final Conflict Album... when I came across
from the UK, the baggage handlers managed to shatter a
number of my audio CD's 8(
since then I have made mp3 'backups' to guard against this
as two of them were actually quite hard to get a hold of.
Compiled up 2.4.0-test4 for the alpha. Made some fixes to
the kernel to get it to compile (mutter, who deleted
KFDS_NR?). Played with the USB on the Alpha a bit more.
The OHCI driver now seems able to work properly with the
Opti USB card I put in the sx164. Having fudged the ov511
driver to NOT include floating point operators in the
compiled code, I now have a working webcam. Unfortuntely the
light levels in the apt. are a bit low. I shall have to get
a decent lamp of some description and try and get a few
shots of the erm tidy erm,.. kitchen/bathroom/bedroom so
that mum knows I'm not living in squallar (ahem).
Still have the problem of making the Cypress do something
Biggest issue at hand is to either a) disable the cypress
USB or b) assign it a sane IRQ. Disabling it is the easiest
to do however that makes the DS20's completely useless.
Assigning a sane IRQ is going to take some fiddling due to a
rather odd configuration cycle the cypress insists on doing.
Got lost in the kernel. Gave up and went out to watch the
X-men movie with the rest of the RHAT people. It was an ok
movie, but nothing to write home about. Probably the hype
killed it for me. The plot as such, was to weak and
transparent. Sooner or later Hollywood will start having to
review all the old B&W films for decent storyline plots.
I think Turner Classic Movies on cable is trying to revive
that market. Definitely needs to show more wartime B&W
movies 8) they at least had plot and didn't need special
effects beyond cardboard cutouts for sinking ships 8)
Another lie in (Yaaa!)
ZenI seems to be unused at UWE now, so I sent out a teaser
to Al that it might be recoverable by himself as I doubt
Telsa wants yet another stray system appearing at home.
Looked at yesterdays fiddling with the kernel and wondered
if I was still asleep when I wrote it.
Did some online accounting. Cashflow due to OLS is badly
negitive. Looks like beans on toast for the next month.
In early, the I40 again shows it's dual nature as a highway
and as a parking lot. Fortunately petrol is going down again
and I saw the Exxon garage selling it for $1.49 a gallon.
Was going to go to the shops but got engrossed in coding
by the time I looked up, it was 23:20. This was really bad
because I'd run out of diet coke and milk 8/
Made a resolution to buy in a lot more tomorrow
I was appraised of some nasty workings in the anti spam
relay war. Seems that MAPS and ORBS are at each others
throats causeing all kinds of merry hell.
Well I always knew Paul Vixie was an evil person. After all
he inflicted DNS upon the world, that horrible system that I
had to administrate while I was at IBM. Nowadays of course
it's ballooned out into the commercial hell that is NSI.
Even more fun there 8/
Did some preliminary packing for OLS, by no means done,
however, it is a start.
Looks like we lost power during the night as I came in and
found my work machines rebooted. Spent some time under the
desk rewiring the UPS.
Noticed that there was a large influx of new Advogato
accounts today but this advogato
entry gives a possible insight as to why. thought I
doubt it's the full reason.
I see quite a number of people have made it up to OLS
already. Strategically speaking, most of the main linux
are in one place at one time. I'll be on the lookout for
mysterious black boxes with flashing LED's in the conferance
hall.... nothing to see here, move along,...
Since I'll be getting up at 05:00 tomorrow, I think I'll be
haing an early night. Must make sure I leave in a tape in
the VCR for while I'm away.
Should be back Sunday night.
Subnote: I am well aware of what other people say/do
in the community 8)
I just don't let on that I do. You would be likely
embarrased by how much I know at a sociological level.