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Wow. 5 weeks now since I joined the ranks of the unemployed... Seems like such a different job market from the one I experienced 15 months ago, just before I joined VA. The times, they are a-changin'.

It's tough trying to keep my morale up. I try to make new tasks for myself (learning SDL is number 1) but the TiVo has turned into such a sweet, sweeeet distraction.

I suppose now I'll have the time to actually get down to some happy iPaq hackin', or working on Tungsten. It's just a lot easier to do when you're not worrying about where the next paycheck will come from, I guess...

26 Feb 2001 (updated 26 Feb 2001 at 08:11 UTC) »

Hmmm... February 25th, survived the VA layoffs. But got moved to a different focus group. Interested to see how I'll fit in the new grand scheme of things, but as always the future is an exciting thing.

On the academic side of things, embedded systems is turning out to be a fairly natural thing. I'm really enjoying getting my iPaq going with Linux while I work on a StrongARM project here at Davis. Now if I could only get my cross-compiler working right... Hmmm.

5 Jan 2001 (updated 5 Jan 2001 at 07:24 UTC) »

Oh happiness! Started my embedded systems class at UC Davis today, gotta admit I've been looking forward to getting back into some hardware design after the last 6 months of software only work. Looks like it's MIPS-centric stuff, which is fine with me...

Not that I'm done with SourceForge... I really want to fix themes, and maybe add a theme manager. But for the next 6 months, school's gotta come first.

Now if I could only remember where I put that textbook...

More SourceForge changes... The task manager's finally gotten it's email notification, but now it's time to add the mass update functionality Quentin's been enjoying with the support manager (nothing like being able to close 15 RTFMs from one page, especially over Australia's 14.4, er, slower connection to the outside world...).

Modifying the SourceForge 2.0 tarball for custom installs is turning out to be a real pain, simply because we were kind of rushed to get the source out there after LinuxWorld... Would have loved to get in there and clean up that eyesore that is themeing. Ah well, V1.0s are almost never finished in the eyes of the programmer. *Sigh*

Pondering writing an installer for SourceForge in PERL using curses bindings. Need to look into it further, when I get the time. Which puts it on track for release in June 2031...

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