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I was pleasantly surprised to discover that [http://www.aopen.com.tw/|Aopen] has actually already documented the custom hardware in the XC-Cube [ftp://ftp.aopen.com.tw/pub/xccube/ea65/manual/cube_comm 

And yet another age passes before the next journal entry

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Yes, yes, I know, I really will have to try to write more often. Unfortunately it's really down the bottom of a long list of things I'm also not getting done, so it may be some time before matters imp 

Bah, humbug

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Sigh... Even turned down to 4Mhz the ARM code still running too slow (currently it seems to run about an order of magnitude slower than the SH4 core, although that doesn't really surprise me). Also di 

Completely meaningless comparison of the PS3 + Xbox 360

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Statistics (based on data from [http://www.metacritic.com/|Metacritic], numbers do include downloadable content): The Xbox 360 has 319 games of which 227 are unique (do not appear on PS3/Wii) (71.1%  

Crashing and burning

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Bad: Your computer hangs Worse: While you're in the middle of upgrading your libc Worst: On reboot the kernel panics with "Unable to find init" and halts. Thank debian for rescue discs... I think 

Downtime

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Unfortunately the main server here decided to pack it in on Monday morning, with a blown power supply and (it now appears) a fried motherboard as well. I've moved the websites to my webhost account[[0 

Fixing Spiffy

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I finally got spiffy fixed up this weekend, mainly to get it out from under my desk and off my todo list (spiffy being our media PC that suffered a total hard disk failure nearly 2 years ago, and has  

Fscking piece of crap...

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Argh... surely I can't be the only person in the world who simple cannot make linux run properly on an SATA drive. I finally managed to get debian installed on Monday by switching the drive into legac 

General update

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Today was fairly quiet - I got Tymbrimi Mk 2[[0] up and running, with a fresh install of debian-testing[[1], although I haven't finished setting up all the services. At least the hardware is fine now  

It must be karma...

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Came home late last night after a bit of a family night out to discover that the lan switch was dead as a doornail. Probably just the power supply (which is most definitively deceased), but I don't ha 

Journal for Mon 07 Oct 2002

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Whee... finally got the pcmcia cradle in the post (Auspost is being seriously slow, it would seem). To my minor surprise it booted up fully working as soon as I turned the machine back on (admittedly, 

Journal for Mon 21 Oct 2002

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DSL! I have it, Wai! *does evil homer dance* I'm finally free of the curse of dial-up... Praise be to [http://www.pacific.net.au/home_broadband/|Pacific Internet] for having a plan that would actually 

Journal for Sat 19 Oct 2002

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Did some hacking on gaim's MSN support, added an option to have the buddy list auto-update as names change (as MSN does), and also fixed the smiley icons in the chat rooms. Spent a little while trying 

Journal for Thu 12 Sep 2002

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Finished marking (finally). Also picked up the Avaya cards from the recent bulk-buy, now just have to get a pci cradle for one of them and I can finally get my wireless net going at home. Which means  

Journal for Tue 05 Nov 2002

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Grabbed [http://www.everybuddy.com/|everybuddy] out of cvs to do some comparisons against gaim. On the one hand, it does seem to have file transfer support for all the protocols of interest, and the m 

Journal for Tue 22 Oct 2002

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Hmm, long time no update... Spent a little while poking at [http://gaim.sf.net/|gaim]'s file transfer support, after realizing to my surprise that it actually has a goodly portion of the infrastructur 

Journal for Wed 25 Sep 2002

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[[240KB] Got bored and made a vaguely  

Media PC and anime goodness

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Took a day off yesterday to relax and catch up on a few things. Mostly watching [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2083|Scrapped Princess] and playing with the TV-in. I _love_  

Media PC, aka more time-suckage

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{img src=http://www.i-tech.com.au/images/products/aopenea65.jpg imalign=right}Have been thinking about doing this for a while, but finally decided to go and actually get the hardware for a living-room 

MultiTiki

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This tiki is now multi-homed - you can reach it at either [http://www.deadcoderemoval.net/tiki/] (My domain) or [http://www.kholakat.net/tiki/] (Kathy's domain). They share the same backend but have d 

NRG

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Long time between updates, I know. It's been a busy month for a number reasons, so I haven't had the chance to do as much as I would have liked. On the bright side, the Nero image driver is basically  

ooh... shiny!

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My new [http://music.yamaha.com/productSpecifications.html?productId=47&groupId=20&hierarchyId=1|toy]. Apparently it finally arrived at the shop today (or at least they managed to find it today), and  

Site moved

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Forgot to mention, I've recently changed ISPs to Dart, who I'm currently extremely happy with other than the bit of downtime the other day. Formerly I was with  

The saga continues...

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Project for the evening was installing mythtv on the media box, which has been now been christened "spiffy". It seemed quite extremely unstable at first but seems to have settled down a little (ie it  

Various bits and pieces

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I did eventually get a 2.6.12RC kernel w/ the PL2301 driver built, but turned out to be still rather non-functional - seems to open ok but can't get any communication. (Well it's better than a kernel  
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Nathan is a full-time software engineer and part-time maintainer of several pieces of open-source software that noone has even heard of (most notably lxdream and elr). His interests include programming language design, distributed systems, emulation, Japanese, and go.