Thursday's early morning bike ride ended
on an unpleasant note as I rode up the Rideau Canal to
discover that a cyclist had fallen into a drained section of
the canal at Hartwell's Locks. Pretty serious fall, several
meters.. I don't know if they're alright or not, there was a
news team there but I haven't seen anything reported..
Unpleasantness: I have so far made a point of not
talking about my job search here, but shortly after getting
home I discovered a certain company I had interviewed with
decided not to offer me a job. Quite disappointing as I
liked the company and position, even if it wasn't free
software. But what annoys me the most is that they ignored
all my phone messages and emails asking what was going on.
During my second interview, they told me that a decision
would probably be made within a few days, but after a week
of waiting, I started calling them. It took a furthur week
before I could get ahold of someone, who told me that they'd
sent me a letter, which still hasn't arrived. All
our other communications have been email or phone.. why send
a letter in this day and age?
On a complete tangent, I've noticed that a significant
number of people here live
in Ottawa or are moving here: zeevon,
dyork.. Anyone else? Show of hands? :)
I've only been here for about a month, but it seems nice.
I'm still trying to get a 2.4 kernel running properly. I
need 2.4 so I can access my (USB-impaired) friend's Canon
S100 (USB only) digital camera. Even 2.4.0-test9 doesn't
work with gphoto2, so I tried test10-pre4 (which doesn't
compile.. yes with 188.8.131.52) and then test10-pre3, which
panics on boot. I don't have the right kind of cable here
to connect a serial console, so it looks like a trip to
Radio Shack tomorrow if I want to see where it's
I'm also going the other way, to see what kernel breaks
support for my DE205 network card. I started with 2.3.1
and am patching, grepping for ewrk3, and compiling if the
driver has changed. I've made it to 2.3.15 and so far it
works. In 2.3.45, the driver was marked obsolete with no
indication of what replaces it. In 2.3.44, the driver is
present but won't compile.