More tales from vacationland...
Well that silly thing I started off with in my last entry is out. I'm not mourning it. A few more small changes for this morning's release of aewm as well, but what I'm really happy about is that I got a helpful response in comp.windows.x, and with the code I got there, I finally have a decent implementation of xaw-palette. I'm not going to release right away though, because it's not a bug fix, and I would like to test everything on my home machine. I just can't give it a workout on my laptop, what with no Netscape or net access for Mozilla. In the meantime, don't read the source. QOTD is: ``plan to throw one away; you will, anyway.''
Been having lots of network problems lately. First my campus's network starts dropping packets going in and out... getting up to 50% at times. I traceroute, find the problematic router, whois it, email the address given, email the address from the autobounce there, and do I get any thanks? :-P No, but AT&T did fix it this morning. The good part of all this is that craigbro offered me an account at red-bean.
Then, in the middle of that (last night), I somehow broke my home machine. I was logged in with PuTTY, and Windoze froze, so I restarted, redialed, and couldn't get back in. I could ping it, and it was still doing IP-masq fine, but no connections and (when I called home this morning) nothing on the screen. What did I learn from this?
- I'm never going to be able to track this bug down, because I don't have access to a PPP-using Windoze machine at home.
- Walking your parents through a manual fsck on the phone can be rather difficult. While I immediately know that ``fsck dev/hda3'' is wrong, to a newbie it's just a string of might-as-well-be-random characters. Also when fsck prints an entire screenfull of block bitmap differences and asks you if you want to fix them, it can scare mothers and impressionable children.
its like driving a car with only one thing on the dash, a little LED that says "engine: alive/dead".You are Ken Thompson, and I claim your car. ;-)
got 3.56 in C programmingOh yeah, I forgot! I took that too. Got a 4.12. I'm sure the clc regulars would still be able to beat me though. I think it nets me a somewhat useless but still nifty "Master" certificate in my snailmail box when I get back home. Too busy/lazy to take any others at the moment... (p.s. I am the nth person to spell your name wrong the first time. Do'h.)
OK, that's the last edit I make in place. If someone else posts something I want to comment on, I'll just hold on to it. Can't go hogging the top of recentlog.html all day... :-)