Today we finished the EE55 project report. This is one of those courses where you write lots of reports about the project, but the project itself is not too hard. We implemented a simple neural processor on a FPGA using VHDL. Kinda nifty.
The report itself was actually done completely on Linux using tools like Sketch, Dia, Lyx and Latex. I don't think nearly enough people quite grasp how remarkable these things are - One neat thing is we could take a printout from MaxPlus II, use pstoedit to make it into a sketch file, load it in sketch, add lots of markup and then import into Lyx! The only thing that could not be done is make the final PDF - ghostscript doesn't have LZW support due to the unisys patent.
Debian is leaking people again, some people think it is fear caused by Echelon. Interesting.
Seen on irc (in jest):
<woot> Why the spate of resignations?
<bod> woot: they are afraid of Culus
Oh, the pile of junk known as smartlist has broken again in odd ways - digests are out. Probably take all night before that gets working again. Hatefull Software.