21 Feb 2002 jono   » (Master)

Oh what a fun night last night. Went to the LUG pre-meet at 6.30 and munched on some Chicken Enchalades with 2 slices of cheesecake. The usual pre-meet rabble turned up and then we went to the main meet. We were greeted by some people already there and Ron Wellsted (LUG expert and purveyor or bizarrely facinating facts) had got a RAID array, PC and projector set up, complete with video camera to film his RAID talk.

The talk was interesting and I learned a lot. Adam Sweet also brought along a mate who I chatted to for a while about KDE coding. Towards the latter end of the meet I had a number of crashes on my laptop. After fsck'ing my disk a few times I deduced it was the patches I applied to the ov511 driver source in /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb. I had compiled this as a module, so I removed it from /etc/modules and rebooted. things were fine then...but the meet was over. :(

It was agreed that a few of the LUG faithfull would go for a curry afterwords, so Aq, Re-load, James, Lee, Dan, Simon and myself piled into a curry house and devoured some nosh. Much fun was had and I can see this happening again in the future. :)

I got into work today to see a nice thing on the ov511 developers webpage:

"21 February 2002: Released version 1.55. It should fix some reported memory errors and crashes/freezes, and should compile under 2.5.5 now."

I patched my 2.4.17 and it has been working fine today. Nice work Mark. :)

My plans to conduct my KControl usability research last night failed miserably due to the kernel problems. I decided to use my workmates as guinea pigs and I am getting some useful data. Some discussion on kde-usability and on #kde is sealing some interesting solutions.

Well, tonight I have a band practice - we had some photo's developed so I will get them scanned in soon. :) I also updated the band website today. I will be officially announcing the band website soon when I have a few more updates on there.

Seeya later all!

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