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Talk about a long time or what!!! rigwelter (spelt your name wrong sorry mate) said something on his site about having an account here, which reminded me to start writing this again.

A lot has happened. I no longer work at SuSE (I chose to leave) and now work at a company called cinesite (www.cinesite.com) in the UK. I look after all things Linux and will be migrating them from Irix (I hate it) to Linux (hurrah!).

I am now the proud owner of an ibook (2001) and and ipod. I love this thing, last 5 hours on battery and just looks sexy, street cred a plenty methinks! I am going to be throwing Linux at it soon because quite frankly OSX is sloooooow and OS9 is pap. Did quite a bit of research today to see if USB, firewire, sound etc work and apparently they do. Also came across a site talking about ipod on Linux, so my MP3 collection may survive the transition (hopefully). AFAIK you can get the MP3s from the ipod in Linux, but cannot put them on as there is a bin database that holds misc info on all the MP3s there and the ipod won't see them if they do not have an entry. Someone will crack it soon and have the db sorted and once they do I will try to code up a nice Gnome (now do I got for 1.2 or 2.0 API!?) app for it.

I am excited about the progress Ximian have made with evo and with xst, should make life and people's impression of Linux on the desktop a lot better. Only good things can happen I think.

I will post my findings about Linux on the ibook after I get it all sorted.

Wow, it's been a long time since I updated this thing :)

Life is good, but busy, I have been given another role to do in SuSE now, I am a technical consultant for Professional services in the UK. Kinda groovy, but I get soooo much more work to do now. Which isn't a bad thing I guess.
I sold my Psion as work got in the way, I now have an iPaq that Compaq nicely lent me to work with, although work has got in the way of that too. I am still on the Psion list, and things are hotting up there once again. There may be a chance to get a Psion 5mx port working (hopefully).
The book I helped write for IBM has been released, I have about 6 books with my name on them now, which is nice, seeing as I am only a baby (21). I was a technical reader for a few of the SuSE press books that are out there, I was told our names would be in there, I haven't had the chance to look yet.
I have been given a laptop which is cool, a Thinkpad A20m, so I can now do more work on the train home :-)

That is it really, I best get back to work, over and out.

Not a lot has happened in Raleigh since I last wrote a diary. My site went live this morning, www.tinylinux.org.uk, kindof like an embedded linux portal. The good thing is I can get the scoop from all the places on the net, where as the "compnay owned" portals can't steal of each other, but I can. Don't ya love open source!
I am peeved that I dont have my Psion to work on over here, it get pretty boring especially wthout a car. Talking about cars mine is up for MOT when I get back, I only bought it 2 months ago, mind you it is an R reg, so I can't complain really.
The book is going well, I have had practically no problems with SuSE on netfinities, I cant say the same for the other distros. So SuSE ROCKS!! Ok I would say that, but hey, it's true.
I seem to be constantly tired for some reason, I dunno whether it is the time difference or what, but I am knackered.
You see, nothing technical in this one, I am nothing without my Psion (sob, sob)

Hello again :)

Well I am in the US, and my what a boring place I have landed! Raleigh, North Carolina has to be the most boring place I have ever been. Well apart from a village in South Wales thatmy parents live (a pub and a church is all that is there!). Anyway, back to the issue at hand. I arived in the US last Tuesday, and seeing as I am too young to rent a car I had to get a taxi to my hotel. The time was about 9pm local time when I was here and there is this crappy key lock thing on my door that holds my keys. I was given a combination code to open this thing to get my keys out and get into my apartment. Lo and behold I was given the wrong code!!! I had no phone with me, the only phone was in my apartment. Smart thinking eh!? I knocked on a neighbours door and asked to borrow the phone and she kindly obliged me. I managed to get into my apartment after an hour which was nice.

Once I had calmed down about that fiasco I went to charge my Vaio up, and me in my infinite wisdom had left the thing in the office in the UK! So no net access from my apartment for the past few days! I finally received the cable yestersay (thanks Nikkie/Maryam).

I am here now in a tiny cubicle writing the Redbook that Lenz did last year. So far so good apart from S3 problems on the netfinitys. I managed to play on a machine with 2gig of memory yesterday which was cool. The system saw the mem perfectly (good old SuSE :-).

I also forgot my Psion too, so unfortunately no devel atm. Although my microwindows patch was merged into the main tree by Greg, so there is now support out of the box for Microwindows on the Psion.

Oh and did I mention my apartment is 5miles from the ITSO ? Yup, so I have to get a lift with a guy called Jay who is also working on the book (there is about 4/5 of us doing all the distributions in the series) so that is pretty cool. Although I need groceries as they say over here, so I will have to use my impeccible (did I spell that correctly ?) charm to get a lift there too :)

Well, I have raved on enough now, I'll let you get back to some real work.

Well, the laptop is all setup now for my US trip. Vaios are sexy little beasts, but the model I have doesn't have a CD Drive, and we seem to have lost every single PCMCIA ethernet card in the office, so I just used a serial port, oooohh so much fun!
I didn't feel like doing the old MP3 thing over a serial cable, so I just copied a load of MP3s on to my minidisc player :)
I copied over all the Psion devel stuff to it, so I can do a lot more work on microwindows, and gopefully get the ARM optimisations in there some time.
I fly at 11:15 tomorrow, and I have to contend with a suitcase on the Thameslink, that'll be a larf and a harf :) Anyway, ciao for now, and I shall continue my ramblings in the US.

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