Been playing with some new toys. Got the Yamaha
CRW2100E. Previously used the old 16x4 (16x read, 4x
write) SCSI. Was dubious at first about the EIDE, but
report from lintec was that
EIDEs were working pretty well these days (and I didn't feel
like dropping an extra $200 CDN needlessly).
Also got the STB PCI
TV used, and finally got it working under GNU/Linux.
Couldn't get sound with the old 2.2 series kernels (no
driver for the TDA9850, or at least the BTTV driver couldn't
find it), but I can with the 2.4's ... the only problem
being is that I can't turn sound off! (It just keeps coming
through the CD in on the sound card.)
Hurd progress seems to be moving along well. It seems a
lot more stable now, and apt is functioning again so keeping
it recent is much easier.
Still have to send patches for XHippo to azz, especially since he mentioned my
Advogato entry in the ChangeLog. Problem is, the patches
are a bit messy and need some serious cleaning. I was
toying with making XHippo similar to aumix-gtk... that is,
able to function both on the console as well as in X. I'll
probably just send the button/shortcut patch and do the
curses stuff later.
Also, I'm now using the Ion
window manager pretty much exclusively these days. Keyboard
friendly and stays out of the way. Good stuff.