24 Apr 2000 kjk   » (Journeyer)

Someone offered to help me with Noah. I'm extatic!
Fixed the memory overwrite (brute-force method didn't work (of course), looks like gdb for Palm emulator doesn't support watchpoints) so after an hour of waiting I had to revert to intelligent method. Took 5 minutes to figure this out. When I finally did I decided that it's time for next release, so I did the necessary stuff (did the screenshots, updated web pages and manual, zip'ped all of this and finally uploaded release 0.60 ("True men don't kill coyots" release) to PalmGear. This is a fourth release within five days. I have to slow down a bit otherwise those Palm folks will hate me for forcing them to download 4MB every other day. Next release will include Webster.
Making all those releases takes a lot of time. Well, I've wasted at least 2 hours due to my stupidity (spelling mistakes in the text displayed). I do the screenshots/zipping under Windows and all the rest (Emacs'ing, Gimp'ing etc.) under Linux so I had to switch 3 times back and forth to fix them all (makes me want to buy VMware). But it's worth it - the word is spreading, downloads are flying and the program is still young (5 days). Some guy from some firm has contacted me. They make FlushPlug, an 8 MB mem extension for PalmPilot that goes for $139 and want to see Noah supporting it. Hell, why not. But I've got to get my TRGpro first! It's kind of strange not to be able to use a program one has written.
I managed to only see "Pi" today. The best thing I can say about it is that it was interesting: black & white pictures, trance-inducing soundtrack. But when you translate this to common speech it just means that the movie was crap. I think I'll try to kill the pain with "Go" later tonight. After all who said I need to be at work early?

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