The last couple days I've been mostly beyond worry.I have a
giddy lack of concern about things, that appears to transmit
to the people around me becoming high-morale (or perhaps
just similar lack of concern) in the process. Odd.
Martin(2) will be getting my old K6II/300 workstation, and
I've been handed one of the new 550Mhz Athlon workstations
that have been stacked in the machine-room. In the process I
also step up one level of sound-card and get a fan-cooled 3d
video card, instead of the heatsink-cooled V770 in my old
Prepping for the change engendered some problems, however.
Built a new kernel...build modules...copy kernel to
/boot/vmlinux-versionfoo, the system map to
/boot/System.map-versionfoo and installed the modules. Add
kernel to lilo.conf, moving the old ones down.
Run lilo and reboot.
Add debian rescue disks. Mount partitions, select 'make
bootable from hard-disk'. Fixed. (Okay, add about an hour,
because I had faulty floppy media, several of 'em in fact,
including the office copy of Tom's root/boot)
Edit lilo.conf. Get the kernel I tried before as the default
kernel. Run lilo. Cross fingers. Reboot. Fine.
Deep breath. Swap drive to new Athlon machine. Decide to
make Athlon-optimised kernel. Build. Usual kernel copy and
setup. Lilo. make bzdisk this time, as well. Reboot.
Will fix that on monday. At least I have a floppy that will
boot the system.
A new guy wants to sign on and help out. Exult's starting to
get popular. Willem, our windows porter has more or less
officially signed on as developer number three, working to
Keep Us Honest as far as portable coding goes (I've slipped
into a couple bad habits over the years, and some of my code
isn't happy in the majority of concievable environments).
The new boy wants to integrate SDL_mixer into the audio
engine. That kind of suits me rather well, actually. There
are some gigantic issues with instrument voices that I am
afeared of approaching, and it would give me a little more
time to work on the unified file API, some pathfinding AI,
and a few other things around the project that I've been
interested in getting my teeth into.
We shall see what the others have to say about the new boy.
Left the office at around 2am. Hazy and unfocused with aches
in annoying places. Also not very coherent. So if this entry
isn't either, you'll know why. It's the next day, and I'm
working on resting up enough to maybe be more human tomorrow.