22 Jul 2003 mjcox   » (Master)

A couple of months ago I was playing with bluetooth - It actually was pretty easy to add a new accessory menu and a perl state engine to allow me to do cool things like dim the lights and get the temperatures and send short messages to the tv via tivo. I kind of lost interest in it and so whilst it works perfectly it doesn't detect you arriving or leaving with the phone, and leaving bluetooth on all the time tends to drain the battery. A few folks asked me how I got bluetooth working with Red Hat Linux 9 (the answer is to cheat and use the bluez packages out of rawhide)

Also this month I got elected to the board of directors of the Apache Software Foundation. Actually I had no intention of standing, but got nominated and seconded before I realised so decided I had nothing to lose and wrote up a manifesto. The new ASF transferable voting system that not everyone understood, and my surname being close to the start of the alphabet may have helped skew the votes - but none the less I was voted in and intend to make the most of it to advance the goals of the foundation.

Our new bathroom finally got installed and I couldn't resist adding in extra cables in the new ducts between rooms - so now behind a panel in the bathroom we have various cables and power - quite fancy doing some network streamed audio in there and putting some marine speakers in the ceiling, low quality but the noise of the whirlpool and extractor fan will drown out the imperfections anyway.

Preparing for LinuxWorld - it will be good to be in San Francisco again after so many years away.

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