Sunday morning, 0215.
Happy birthday to me; I'm now 19. I'm going out to eat later with my parents, and they're getting me much needed tools for my birthday (with which I'll work on my computer since my CD-ROM drive just died.
I just beat Diablo (aka Burgandy Godzilla) with the help of x-virge. He dominated through most of hell, but when all the seals (otters, ;-) ) were broken, the Lord of Terror was much too powerful for his summoned creatures. He wiped them all out with a single fire nova. All I could do was have x-virge (a necro) cast area curses while I took on the big red dog in melee. After only one town trip, Diablo was banished and x-virge and I were both sirs.
The secret cow level was another matter.
We entered the red portal only to find about 200 bovine minions and some champions walking erect and carrying polearms. They hurt us very badly, and the sounds of the programmers saying "moo" in various ways was too funny to bear. I won't go back there until I get Fist of the Heavens and befriend a very powerful sorceress.
Anyway, back to my search for a good open project. I have pretty much decided on xtraceroute. I hear it needs work badly, and it hasn't been maintained in over a year. I guess I'll email Mr. Augustsson later to get his approval.
"It appears your computer uses a 286 or lower CPU. You cannot run Linux unless you have a 386 or higher CPU in your machine. If you get this message in error, hold down the Ctrl key while booting, and I will take your word for it."
---syslinux 1.45 error message