madwifi and wpa_supplicant
Went to debug why my wi-fi didn't work on boot. My init scripts were starting wpa_supplicant *after* network, which explains why that didn't work. Went to fix my rpms...and found they were fine. I had the wreakage from a previous install left over. Reinstalled et voila! Now I have wi-fi from boot time.
Everything on my laptop now Just Works (er, except power saving). Time to achieve this: 1.25 years.
File::ExtAttr and non-Linux systems
I have VMware server beta going on my x86_64 box, so now I can start porting File::ExtAttr to *BSD. Also, time to have some fun with Solaris 10 / Express and DTrace. I'm itching to give DTrace a whirl.
I've been reading "Creating Passionate Users" and finding it inspiring. I've found myself feeling pretty jaded over the past year for a variety of reasons and it's rekindled my passion for creating computer software. The article "Re-igniting passion" hits it on the head for me. Sometimes it's hard to get away from the daily grind and do something that makes you feel like you did the first time you some out-there piece of code. Rule!
"X & Y" by Coldplay