7 Apr 2000 darius   » (Journeyer)

Had to get someone to reset a radar system on Tuedsay because I thought it had crashed.. Turned out that some interference is causing it to detect about 8 times as many meteors as normal, so it was too busy trying to work out things about them to actually answer the phone.. Thankfully the people running it installed a decent connection on the next day so we can actually talk to it at a reasonable speed..

Pottering around in the system shows it's rather busy. There is a staging area for each second day of the month.. The most recent one has about 48000 files in it, and rising... Works fine, but ls takes a heck of a long time to run 8-)

Hah! I managed to fix my glasses.. Damn things, they cost $200 a pair and they fall apart after 6 months.. Still, several loops of copper wire and some Araldite epoxy resin work wonders. I hope epoxy fumes aren't bad for the eyes.. :P

I've hacked up GPhoto to grok USB Kodak cameras under FreeBSD.. Yechy.. Why does Linux coallesce read/write endpoints into a single ugen node? What happens when you have more than one pair of read/write nodes? And what about having 2 read nodes and a write node or whatever? Bah!

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