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Well, lot of things kinda happened.

My Macromolecules paper is now in my advisor's court. She needs to finish her part, and then it's to submission.

The USANS experiments went well. Now to make sense of them. One thing I have noticed is that scattering analysis siftware is usually open scripts, but the plotting program (Igor Pro) isn't.

Maybe I should work on a nice bit of software to do this. Now if I could just find some interest in this... I know people who might want to see something like this done...however, getting people interested might not be as simple.

Oh, also at OLS. Some of the talks have been good, but the after-hour parties have been great.

Hmm, entries getting slimmer and slimmer. Sigh.

Well, my csvorbis code was featured (kinda) on the Mono web site. Now with the Gtk# getting mature, a player is possible...

Macromolecules paper is now back in my advisor's court, and I'm about to slam another revision her way.

Also got a grant to go to a conference. Hotel is paid for, as well as the conference fee. I'm stoked, only downside is my talk better kick some major ass.

Hopefully something I should have done a long time ago gets realized soon...depending on the breaks.

I still have a Macromolecules paper sitting on my desk. This time, with more corrections...

Also ported JOrbis to C#. Does not run on Mono yet. Hopefully will soon.

I think the above strongly hints that I need to find a girlfriend or something else that resembles a Real Life(tm).

More paper writing. This thing is getting longer and longer...

Also been mucking with Mono. For some reason (I blame Imlib1), I've decided to implement some of the missing Cryptography classes.

My office now has a small music server setup, which is nice. I previously used SFS over my cable modem to access my ogg collection. Now I just need to setup rsync to keep the collection in sync, as well as getting Samba to behave (it's name munging leaves a lot to be desired...my r.e.m. directory is empty, even though I have ~400ish megs in it!). Suggestions are welcome.

Got grubby paws on the freedomserver code. Now if the client would only compile. Guess I'll have to clean that code up (the C++ bits seem to have rotted).

Still working on paper. No motivation to write.

RMAed new motherboard, didn't work. Getting another one shipped with a new power supply. Also been playing Uplink. Addictive game it is, and from an independent! Doubleplusgood!

Should get back to playing Terminus as well. Another excellent game by an independent game house, and it runs under Linux as well.

Makes me think, is Linux, the Red Book, some programming foo, and a wild idea a good basis for independent game programming?

Something to think about...

This is the Macromolecules paper that won't die...

Also got some information about the WinTV-PVR code. Going to scrap the current hack driver that I have and rewrite it cleanly. If anyone has said hardware, let me know, need some people to test it.

Lastly, I'd like to thank Russel King for the help. Because of him...
...this is now possible.

3 Jan 2002 (updated 3 Jan 2002 at 19:22 UTC) »

Still writing paper...

Holidays with just the immediate family. Preferred that to the usual madhouse that is my extended family.

Got some cash for movies (picked up Buckaroo Banzai), and some CDs (more Sloppy Seconds and some Red Elvises).

On the way back home from the airport, the Van 'o Death decided that it was a good time to have a brake line burst. Nothing as much fun as a brake pedal that doesn't work. Had the car towed and repaired, which took forever since it broke right around that New Year's Day thing...

7 Dec 2001 (updated 7 Dec 2001 at 03:17 UTC) »

Gah. Working on a massive paper. Busy. Been mucking with molecular dynamics and bad OpenGL code.

Oh well, things go on.

So, I got a WinTV-PVR card. Seems like the guy working on the kfir driver for the PVR disappeared off the face of the earth. Oh well, took his code, and now I have sound working.

Now, if I can just get the MPEG encoder working.

Also putting slides together for the AIChE National Conference in Reno, NV. I was supposed to be going to IPNS then, but alas, that fell through. So, now I'm going to be the only real warm body in my department during that week. Suckage.

Went to a wedding of my two best friends from college. The whole group was there, and then some. I lovehate weddings like those.

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