21 Oct 2000 scjody   » (Journeyer)

Harbinger: 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 had 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, Skud, cmacd, 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 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 panicing.

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.

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