21 Feb 2002
(updated 21 Feb 2002 at 16:47 UTC) »
Oh what a fun night last night. Went to the LUG pre-meet at
6.30 and munched on some Chicken Enchalades with 2 slices
of cheesecake. The usual pre-meet rabble turned up and then
we went to the main meet. We were greeted by some people
already there and Ron Wellsted (LUG expert and purveyor or
bizarrely facinating facts) had got a RAID array, PC and
projector set up, complete with video camera to film his
The talk was interesting and I learned a lot. Adam
also brought along a mate who I chatted to for a while
about KDE coding. Towards the latter end of the meet I had
a number of crashes on my laptop. After fsck'ing my disk a
few times I deduced it was the patches I applied to the
ov511 driver source in /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb. I had
compiled this as a module, so I removed it
from /etc/modules and rebooted. things were fine then...but
the meet was over. :(
It was agreed that a few of the LUG faithfull would go
a curry afterwords, so Aq, Re-load, James, Lee, Dan, Simon
and myself piled into a curry house and devoured some nosh.
Much fun was had and I can see this happening again in the
I got into work today to see a nice thing on the ov511 developers
"21 February 2002: Released version 1.55. It should fix
some reported memory errors and crashes/freezes, and should
compile under 2.5.5 now."
I patched my 2.4.17 and it has been working fine today.
Nice work Mark. :)
My plans to conduct my KControl usability research last
night failed miserably due to the kernel problems. I
decided to use my workmates as guinea pigs and I am getting
some useful data. Some discussion on kde-usability and on
#kde is sealing some interesting solutions.
Well, tonight I have a band practice - we had some
developed so I will get them scanned in soon. :) I also
updated the band website today. I will be officially
announcing the band website soon when I have a few more
updates on there.
Seeya later all!