24 Sep 2000 nny   » (Apprentice)

Another weekend to spend in front of the computer. Useful things done so far:

1.Played Diablo II - getting near the end for the first time with a necromancer. A lot of the things I like were never mentioned in actual reviews of the game. I think today's journalists are getting lazy. Have they even played the games they review, or are they inventing some wibble based on the press blurb? Are short sentences any better than run-on sentences?

2.Read Advogato, and remembered I hadn't certified bagder yet. He's not a personal aquaintance, but I did some translation for project Dancer waay back. Maybe I'll check out the project again soon...

3.I am fed up waiting for Creative to get their arses in gear and give us the promised driver for Webcam Go. I am writing one now. I have the W9968cf specs, and I intend to use them. Hopefully the userspace utilities I downloaded will be useful in debugging.

Judging from the Winbond docs, there is a way to store pictures on the camera built into the chip, so I might get full functionality straight away. I just hope Creative haven't replaced that bit with their own way of storing pictures. I've e-mailed Creative with a request for some information about the driver status, but I have no hope of ever getting a reply.

If any USB-knowledgable developers are reading and want to help out, just go through Sourceforce to contact me when I've set up a Go page.

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