my joystick twitches
I got a force-feedback joystick. My Wingman Extreme Digital 3D crapped out, so I returned it to Wal-Mart (yeah, yeah, I know) and got a Wingman Force 3D. Same as the Extreme, but force-feedback. Oh yeah, and it's USB only, so I had to recompile my kernel to support it. As if I needed an excuse to recompile my kernel.
Just out of curiosity, I tried the XMMS joystick control plugin. It's fairly nice, but it only supported 4 buttons, which left 3 of mine out in the cold. Anyway, I hacked on it for a while (2 days), and now I have a patch to make it support as many buttons as the joystick driver says yours has.
Next I'll try to add support for a hat switch, and/or throttle and rudder control.
Either that, or I'll rewrite the whole damn thing just to get rid of some of the cruft. Either the original author was on crack, or I am.
I would write about how my classes are going well, or how ithought has gone into complete stagnation, but I'm too tired. Maybe next time.