27 Jun 2002 mattr   » (Journeyer)

Day job

Still making changes, even after starting the after-the-fact spec/requirement document for my pet project. We're still planning on training staff to use it on Friday though. Tomorrow will be a (perhaps long) day of wrapping up many details.

Then I need to rewrite it... It's become a huge mess with all the changes... Rather like I started with something that worked pretty well and have since been making personal preference 'patches' upon 'patches' to the point where it's scarcely the same thing at all.

Still, it's a joy to be doing something I like that much at work.


I really need to put some time in on some GOVIA things... It's been quite a month and I've been quite distracted. We're coming up on the first milestone and aiming at July 1. We can handle that. This weekend, some laundy, some hacking. I can really get things done on laundry days. Built in breaks for reflection when it's time to fold, then nice stretches of coding for the dryer... I mean waiting for the dryer. And thinking about socks.

Anyway, the submission process needs a bit more work and Gist is, although still working, hopelessly broken. Go figure. It was written when we were at, I don't know, version .2 or .3 maybe of the markup language, which we're now calling .6, so...


I was up entirely too late a couple of nights in a row trying to get the new G3 in the family to netboot a NetBSD kernel. I don't even have all the sets to install here at the moment (and I'm on dial-up at home :(), but it's driving me crazy that I can't even get it to boot. Somehow, though I used it a couple of days ago, the floppy drive won't let me insert a disk either, so I'm avoiding the machine entirely for a couple of days (or more, considering the GOVIA work I said I need to do...). I found some information in the port-macppc mailing list archives that suggested I might in fact be looking at a 15-minute wait (?!) for the thing to quit saying TFTP TIMEOUT and finally boot. Dunno, guess I'll find out eventually.

Also, the mailing lists I attempted to start a few days ago (well, no, also the mailing list that's a few months old) don't seem to be behaving. Something I mailed to one list early yesterday morning has yet to arrive at any of my subscribing addresses, and someone told me he attempted to subscribe to one of the new ones, but never got a response.

I've been more than happy with my web host in general, but having mailing lists that don't work doesn't do me any good. We'll see what support has to say. Maybe I did something goofy and broke it myself.

www.highmayhem.com is a pretty interesting site.

Christian Anarchy is a pretty interesting book. You can even read the whole thing online, though I bought a copy of the dead tree edition after I read it online.

Funny, I'm smelling coffee all of a sudden (there's none in the house)... Or am I dreaming, nodding off at work tomorrow already...

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