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Despite a couple obstacles coming up at the last second, I went ahead and got a phone from VoiceStream. Instead of trying to find and order a Ericsson T28 World, I went ahead and got the Motorola L7089. It's tri-band GSM, so I can roam anywhere in the world.

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cell phone

I'm about to start working on one of the biggest kludges I've ever dreamed up. Sometimes I wonder about my sanity...

So the cell provider I want to go with (VoiceStream) has coverage in my area, but they won't give me a local Muskegon number. Yet, since I won't be here too long and I REALLY want a GSM phone, I'm going to go ahead and get it.

What's that you say? Won't that alienate my Muskegon friends? Of course, but that's where the hack comes in. — Continue Reading...

dc stuff

So I've been here in DC all week, at DC/LA 2000. It's been fun, I've met a lot of people and done some cool stuff. Click for a little more detail. — Continue Reading...


You would know that right when I decide to release eThreads 1.2, freshmeat has to break their submission queue...


it's 2:00am

Ok, it's time to go home. I've spent the last 5 hours getting everything rolling towards the eThreads 1.2 release. Tonight I've been working on bringing the website up to date.

Basically all that's left is some more testing and the creation of mailing lists and such so that many external development will pick up a little this time.

eThreads 1.2

I just built an #{node "7"}eThreads#{/node} 1.2 distribution, wrote installation instructions, and then successfully installed following the directions.

The hour of release is rapidly approaching.


I write a lot of code. Most of the time I can go back to old code that I've written and immediately understand my logic. Other times I look at my code and cower in fear as I realize I have absolutely no clue what in the world its supposed to be doing. Click for an example. — Continue Reading...

new look

As promised, there's a new look. I still have some formatting stuff to work out with getting CSS to play nice with Netscape, but I think it's off to a good start.

animated cam

Part of the coolness with my cam architecture is that it stores images in a db, so I can access them later selecting by timestamp, host, or whatever. Today I'm playing around with taking each day's output and making it into a movie.

I have to say, it's incredibly amusing to watch an entire day at work go by in a minute or two.

Hopefully I'll have at least an example to put up here soon. I may also rearrange the cameras to get a more interesting view.


I went to fix anonymous cvs on the gonzo project, only to find out it already worked... Freaky. I swear it didn't last time I wanted it to. cvsweb through a chroot script isn't, though...

I'm thinking I really don't like this horizontal scroll look. I haven't decided exactly what to do to it yet, though. Don't be surprised if it changes.

I started playing around wth Sybase today. Eventually I'd love to port eThreads to it... I can't count how many times I've lusted after subselects and transactions. Mmmm... I think it would be a significant port effort, though.

i feel cool

I just hacked in support for -k and fixed the frame status stuff in freeamp's mpg123 UI.

Granted, what I did was probably trivial to anyone with any clue what they're doing, but for someone with absolutely no clue of C++ stuff it's cool.


For the first time in ages, there's a new screen shot in the Linux section. It's actually my first four virtual desktops sampled down and put together into one wide image.