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Name: Daniel O'Connor
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Homepage: http://www.dons.net.au/~darius/


FreeBSD sysadmin/applications coder.

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Mmm.. long time no post..

Been working, buying a house (!)

There seems to be a lot of crap involved in buying a house.. And then when you buy it you have to wait :)

Still, when we move house I'll be able to run cat5 in all of the rooms :)

Some poor saps from interstate are coming over for a funky choir event called IV,which should as always be lots of fun. It will be nice not having to drive for 2 days to get there for a change (IV is held in a different capital city each year - and for you foriegners, Australia is fairly large).

I have been working on a GUI client for MServ. It's written in TCL/TK and is progressing nicely. You can look at it here. Now all it needs is stuff like being able to sort the songs, and search for them and stuff :) :)

I graphed some GPS data from our radar systems to see what happens when SA gets turned off. Should be interesting to see how much better it gets in real life (not that it really matters much, since they don't actually move).

Had to get someone to reset a radar system on Tuedsay because I thought it had crashed.. Turned out that some interference is causing it to detect about 8 times as many meteors as normal, so it was too busy trying to work out things about them to actually answer the phone.. Thankfully the people running it installed a decent connection on the next day so we can actually talk to it at a reasonable speed..

Pottering around in the system shows it's rather busy. There is a staging area for each second day of the month.. The most recent one has about 48000 files in it, and rising... Works fine, but ls takes a heck of a long time to run 8-)

Hah! I managed to fix my glasses.. Damn things, they cost $200 a pair and they fall apart after 6 months.. Still, several loops of copper wire and some Araldite epoxy resin work wonders. I hope epoxy fumes aren't bad for the eyes.. :P

I've hacked up GPhoto to grok USB Kodak cameras under FreeBSD.. Yechy.. Why does Linux coallesce read/write endpoints into a single ugen node? What happens when you have more than one pair of read/write nodes? And what about having 2 read nodes and a write node or whatever? Bah!

I have just recently (last week) finished updating two 2.2 drivers to 4.0. I feel that I could probably answer questions about it, or writing a driver from scratch if anyone would like to know.


darius certified others as follows:

  • darius certified eivind as Master
  • darius certified cg as Journeyer
  • darius certified mbp as Apprentice
  • darius certified dcs as Journeyer
  • darius certified unfurl as Journeyer
  • darius certified benno as Journeyer
  • darius certified keichii as Apprentice
  • darius certified will as Apprentice
  • darius certified kkenn as Apprentice
  • darius certified gsutter as Journeyer
  • darius certified cmc as Journeyer
  • darius certified imp as Master
  • darius certified obrien as Master
  • darius certified grog as Master
  • darius certified msmith as Master

Others have certified darius as follows:

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  • eivind certified darius as Journeyer
  • will certified darius as Apprentice
  • jhb certified darius as Journeyer
  • dwhite certified darius as Journeyer
  • dcs certified darius as Journeyer
  • asmodai certified darius as Apprentice
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