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Last class until Monday. Waiting to see if some mail arrives before I go home.

Got some good stuff working in bug-buddy, although getting the versions via dpkg currently sucks. I will have to work on that. Otherwise have to integrate the multiple BTS stuff.

no VA letter :(

Installed RH 6.1 in the hopes of getting the help browser to crash (since there were like 3 more bug reports file today). Net install seemed to be broken, so broke down and used the cd. Upgraded to OG and tried the help browser... no crashing. Tried with pixmap themes and stuff, still none.

Got the mkfs -c to successfully complete on that scsi drive, and eventually made it to dselect (had to use slink). Then gzip starts seg faulting when it tries to install the packages. I should try some different ram or something.

Peter Braam talked about the VFS in Linux and about CODA.

Spent a good deal of today wrestling with this 486. After bad floppy drives/disks, I was finally ready to apt-get when the computer decides to lock up on me.

So when i run mkfs -c on the scsi drive, it will hang in there. Which is too bad. I could probably just nfs mount the /usr or something, that would solve things. Anyway, there isn't much that is more frustrating than not being able to do a simple Linux install.

Saw 'Eyes Wide Shut' again. I wonder if anyone would like it if Cruise and Kidman and Kubrick weren't involved.

If you are bored here are some corel screenshots:

The FM

The pager

Might make more later if I am bored.....

Woke up early for an appointment... they were late.

Did a little work on the async/non-blocking GnomeLess. There might be some issues with GIOChannels though.

Got Corel linux installed... their FM has some issues. Didn't get to run their install though. Overall it doesn't seem that impressive, until I installed the OG slink .debs :)

Peter Braam (founder of the CLUG thing here and now-RH employee) gave a talk on the Linux kernel in OS. Pretty much the same one he gave to the CLUG last year.

Some guy talked about DRAM in 347. Not very exciting.

Spent the afternoon playing partition roulette, juggling things around so I could try out caldera and corel's linuxes (hrm). Anyway both don't seem to be eager to install from a hard drive, which is a pity. Caldera's was nice enough to even like to more or less hang there when my ethernet card is in there. Ended up installing som potato on a partition, and i how have a bigger /home and /opt partitions.

I think I haven't slept in like 37 hours or something. Back to the joy of prolog........

Did some 347 and OS homework.

Thought about things.

Installed kdevelop. They have a little bug reporting thingie in there.

Yesterday's fortune cookie: "New and rewarding opportunities will soon develop for you."

Fixed up some things and released version 0.4 of bug-buddy. There is not really anything usability-wise that I can complain about.

Watched the game. Very exciting. Pittsburgh media people seemed pretty salty about it. :)

Took a nice walk. It's a nice level of coldness out now.

My fortune cookie read, "Advancement will come with hard work." Oh well.

Thought about OS, but didn't work on it.

Saw "Mystery Men" at the UC... twice. Pretty good, kind of like "Last Action Hero" but different.

Listened to Erika's radio show; my sister's friend called in and requested "Bertha Butt Boogie". Went and visited Erika at the station, and actually said hi on the air. That all turned into the me seeing the movie again thing.

Came back and cleaned up bug-buddy a bit. I guess Telsa likes it.

Also got my web page back up. Seems www.andrew.cmu.edu is malfunctioning though. Guess I should move the bug-buddy page or something.

Woke up in time to attend about 10 minutes of class today. I think they were talking about microkernels or something. Went to see Dogma with Lenza. Coincidentally my computer is named serendipity. Anyway it was pretty good, i guess. Made me want to sing Wesley Willis at the end though. Finally installed xv and ran xscreensaver's webcollage. Got thispretty gross image (not for the faint of heart). Emailed jwz about this, got email back. How exciting. Anyway time to go have some nightmares about that thing.

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