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Yesterday I had to clear my room, pack my stuff at OneCambridgeCenter, and say goodbye to many, many good friends and colleges. I don't even know when I'll be able to see them again. Not exactly a happy day, you may have guessed.
Today, after 22 hours of flight, I started to have visions. At the baggage reclaim, I thought I was talking with the kernel god LinusTorvalds. He said that userspace is easy and that he cannot exactly agree iwith some of the choices made in Python. We'd really get along if it wasn't just a dream :-)
Later on, I reached the hotel and got into the elevator with a ginger guy that looked vaguely familiar. I asked if he was going at LCA.
— Are you a software developer?
— Well... not primarily...
Today was a really exciting day! I needed something like this to compensate, at least partially, for leaving Boston.
Hi Bernie! Just stepped here looking for the photos of XOs hanging from the ceiling (i wanted to show them to my father) and found you leaving!
So, have a nice journey, enjoy conf.au and see you soon!
I'm planning to go to NewYorkCity tomorrow with a bunch of friends. But this time I guess we'll catch a different transportation: we were booking the FungWah (aka ShittyBus), when ChrisBall came and looked at us funny. "Are you sure? Those buses have a habit of catching fire on the highway".
Apparently, it is really true:
If you were considering hiring me, or entrusting me to do anything serious, you'd better watch this first:
Q: why doesn't my browser play the link right away rather than asking me to download it?
A: because my wiki doesn't support mime-magic yet
Q: why don't you just let apache serve media files?
A: because a CGI has no way to "handoff" a file to the web server once they've been invoked
If your computer cannot play the above links, you should really consider installing a free media player, or just switching to Linux which comes with all the free media players and codecs out of the box. Meanwhile, here's a workaround:
These also prove the quality of the OggTheora codec. After seeing this, I think I'd recommend using it for its technical advantages in addition to its legal advantages.
In producing these movies, I found out that:
Today we got this pleasant surprise.
Larger versions of these pics are available at OlpcCrank.
OneLaptopPerChild is not enough. There should definitely be
While the OpenFirmware can't boot off a plain CD-ROM designed for the legacy 16bit BIOS, it didn't take too much hacking before I could get the actual UAE binary to start from the Terminal activity:
sudo mount /dev/scd0 /mnt cd /mnt/Emulation/UAE ./uae -f af_boot.uaerc
You may want to configure the system for the very high resolution of the XO display:
The emulation is fast and smooth. I didn't have much success with the demos, mostly because I was unable to reach an adequate emulation speed on the Geode while running UAE with legacy 680x0 processors, which disables the JIT CPU emulator.
I enjoyed bundling this OldSkool activity for the XO:
It certainly needs some more sugarization work for which I have no time.
Today we shipped our machine affected by dlo#5575 (touchpad mostly unfunctional) to Japan for further inspection by ALPS. Just before closing up the plastic case, I've left inside a little fortune cookie for them:
If you're wondering what it means, it's a piece of japanese poetry called a HaikuPoem. Google for it.
This really happened on Monday 31st Dec, but who'd go read last year's blog entry now?
On this very nice lake, I stupdily tried to run on the ice and fell badly, hitting my jaw and cheek on the hard ice. Little cut, big bump... no permanent consequences. Maybe I should consider a health insurance?