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Thank God, it's weekend. Nothing about this today :D


keeped SegFaulting here. Why? read() returned -1 because of a reason still unknown to me and it didn't get checked. There's only a check for nread == 0, but not for -1... The strange thing about it is, that -1 turns into 2**32 although it's signed int... Hmm...

Own Projects

finally got around to continue the board-daemon. Well, yes there are tons of free WebBoards out there but they ALL.. well, all that I know, at least... havd two flaws:

- They use cookies
- They use a scripting language (usually PHP) that connects to the database (usually MyQL) on each page hit. That is slooow and uses up valuable resources.

So where would the board Daemon be different?

- I absolutely will refuse to use cookies, and if it would make my work easier 100 times.
- It uses a daemon (UNIX-Socket) that stores all the Board- information (or at least, the recent) in Memory which is by far faster than any Harddisk depending Database.

And please don't gimme the sh*t about RAMFS. Pull the Plug and anything since the last Sync is lost.

This is of course just VaporWare right now...


still not a signle step further... now trying the sickest thing I can think of: try to compile it without iconv. How: Just erase it from the Makefiles.

redi: Thanks for your mail, but that doesn't help if a `find / -name *iconv*so*` returns not a single result.

I couldn't mail back cause a mailserver claims that the address is non-existent.


Wow, there really seems to be someone using it. At least according to the thread on HappyPenguin

9 Jan 2003 (updated 9 Jan 2003 at 09:15 UTC) »

okay, of course it wasn't THAT simple... But there's still the one thing I don't get:

How can a program get linked if a .so is missing?

The compiled and installed apache says he can't find libiconv.so.2

Well... have to dig a bit deeper it seems...

ROCK Linux

Oh boy, need to update some packages... I seem to be unable to concentrate on my "own" code, but keep sending patches to different programs I use frequently...

Anyone knows a good cure?



Finally added a robots.txt to www.crash-override.net since the number of GoogleBot-Hits doubled each day. They seem to have a _serious_ bug in this thing...

Hmm... can it really be THAT simple? A #define in perchild.c and commenting a line in /usr/include/signal.h actually got apache2 to compile...

Today I'll have to check if it actually WORKS.

Wrote a patch for phpEselGui today. Well it was just because I really wanted that feature :) Will leave cleaning up the mess behind me for someone else, oh well...

and I'm currently getting nowhere with libGLI and FreeSerf... man, I DO need a vacation, no matter if I just had a 2-week-vacation or not...

Urks... This day has to be the worst way to start a new work-year...

No coffee, no sleep and an impossible TODO: "Make Apache2 compile on Solaris with `./configure --with-mpm=perchild`".

Well, have to ank the guys over at Apache how many people they have working on it to have a good excuse to my boss at the End Of The World^H^H^H^H^HWeek.

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