4 Nov 2001 jooon   » (Journeyer)

Morpheus to use Rebol

Just noticed the deal that is going to bring rebol to millions of computers out there. Cool, hopes it works.

The net

The wireless network has been working great up until friday evening. All of a sudden I couldn't get an IP address through DHCP. My computer just stood there and waited and waited. I took my laptop with me and roamed the campus trying to find an access point that would give me an IP address. Found one just around the corner, but the DNS server was not functioning properly so I couldn't access the VPN gateway. Luckily I had a log somewhere which revealed the IP address and finally I could read my mail... but not at home, only on a freezing bench at Berliner Platz (here in Karlsruhe). It must have looked waaay geeky, seeing me there with my laptop. Cold is something the screen of my laptop doesn't like. Or at least not when I use X. In console mode everything is ok, but in X, the screen goes completely blank every other minute when I am outside. Weird.

I did find a reasonable solution. I can access Internet if I have the antenna on my balcon, but then I can't close the door completely, and I don't know how well the antenna is doing. It's an indoor antenna but hopefully it won't die on me. If I can't get the net working properly I have to ditch the local network here in the apartment, which my housemates have been looking forward to. I read an article here on Advogato which lead me to the smoothwall project. It may just be what we need.


I gave up the lab course Mobile Communications. It was fun, but took too much time. And I already have two other lab courses (Compiler Construction and Speech Recognition).

In Compiler Construction lab course we are making a minijava compiler in Eli. It took a while before I got the hang of Eli, but know all pieces are starting to fit. As it is free, I really should look into it more and get it working on my laptop.

In the Speech Recognition lab course, we are making a Klingon Speech Recognizer (or are going to). Did I tell you I am a Star Trek fan? :) Up until now, it have mostly consisted of learning a tcl-language.

Shakespearelang Wiki hacked

Our nice wiki was hacked. It was inevitable though, so many people visited our page, mostly because of the slashdot effect and we had the most insecure system ever, flat files with a PhpWiki.

ion and galeon

Been hearing a lot about ion and galeon the last few weeks. I have been using galeon at least a year and ion since several months. Good thing that people finally get it. :)

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