31 December 2006

Time to plan my New Year's Resolutions... All kind of things I'd like to have there but I think I should limit myself to a few achieveable objectives.
I would like to see Katie and myself move into an apartment...
I would like to get the WarpBSD/Nemesys project off the ground (now that would be something! It's been in planning stage for 10 years now.)
and many many more,,
And while I am here... How come I can visualise a product I would like to buy for Katie - and such a product not exist? I'm referring to the bluetooth/ipod car adaptor I have been looking for about 6 months now. It's simple really... It plugs into the car cigarette lighter, it charges the iPod, it plugs into car's aux audio input, it has a microphone, when a cell call comes in, it pauses the music and uses the car's stereo and its own mic as a hands free car phone solution. The technology certainly exists. Why is it not available?

22 December 2006

A hard drive failed in the evening. Fortunately it's in a RAID set so nothing was lost. Funny that it was the very drive I expected to fail first and I have already purchased a spare. I guess that I should make some effort to erase the old drive before I return it to Fry's for a repacement.

08 December 2006

It has been a very long time since the last blog posting. Must try to post reguarly.

25 May 2006

Time flies when you're busy... I haven't been doing well to keep up a diary or a blog.
I plan to do better - I should make it a daily occurance, as part of a routine.

30 January 2006

Nostalgia... I am sure that a lot of people who have used computers at least as long as myself experience it often. Today, I was introduced to Oprofile. It looks like it will satisfy my search for a code profiling tool... However, it made me remember using Turbo Profiler 386 for DOS in the very early 1990's... I remember being sad having to give it up when I went to use OS/2.

Oh well, Oprofile is not as user friendly as Turbo Profiler, I shall just have to put up with that and get work done.
Start of a new week. Didn't do any programming last night, instead went to sleep pretty early (for me, anyways). Going to make a fresh start on the current patch - I know what is needed and I still have the previous ?almost? patch to compare with... Actually, that patch runs the failing test case perfectly but I found a more serious flaw which will if fixed will make life easier.

28 January 2006

Making multi-process code into multi-threaded is not easy... The synchronization needs to be examined and the locking redone as the assumptions are different.

No sleep for me, I guess.
Something different, trying out plogit...
Perhaps if I could add entries from the convience of the palm with no PC attached, I would write more and keep this up to date. Nice theory anyways.
...its cold this morning but I am wearing a T-shirt.

27 January 2006

New start

Decided I should dedicate a blog to my programming ... mostly for myself but maybe it may have something interesting for someone.