Well, I haven't written in a long time..My last entry talks
about AP Computer Science (APCS) final project. Well asusual
we didn't quite finish it. We worked on it seriously the day
before it wasdue and decided that we were out of time and
dropped the SDL frontend. We had it working where 8 people
could connect and move snakes around and decided to stop
there. It was late and we were sleep deprived so we decided
not to implement game functionality. I also had the AP test
for Comp Sci, it was quite easy..I just got the results back
recently and I got a 5 (the highest grade) =)
So school is out now..Having quite a boring summer as usual.
I have a job working at Euclid Computers, I'm
writing Perl stuff for them like graphing orders/clicks and
fun stuff like that ... My grandfather passed away
yesterday.. I didn't know him too well; he came to the US
when I was 5 and lived with us for a short while until he
started living alone and his health was continously
degrading. Last I saw him, he was a complete vegetable ..
Well, I finally got through the Debian NM process and I'm a
Debian developer now. Yay..
I visited Europe a few weeks ago. We took a plane to Paris
and immediately rented a car and took off to Waterloo,
Belgium. We stayed there a night and visited nearby
Brussels. We then went to Brugge, Belgium and stayed there a
couple of nights. Afterwards, we stayed in Delft,
Netherlands for a night and then we stayed in Amsterdam for
three nights. Then we travelled to Koln, Germany and stayed
a night there. After that, we went to Frankfurt and stayed
there two nights. We then went to Munich and rested a night
there. Then we stopped in Bazel, Switzerland for a night.
Afterwards, we drove to an airport (forgot which) by Paris
and stayed in a hotel there for a night and then we flew
back to San Jose, CA. It was a pretty cool vacation..
GtkHx is now up to version 0.8.13 and a kind person has
redesigned the GtkHx
website. I haven't worked on it recently but I've got
some cool ideas for it. Just need to overcome my
unwillingness to work..
My workstation recently started randomly locking up in X. I
thought that my GeForce II MX finally decided to start dying
on me so I bought a Radeon VE to replace it but it didn't
fix the problem. When I was upgrading packages, my machine
just restarted and it would restart everytime I ran apt-get
dist-upgrade, each time damaging files. Someone on
#debian-devel pointed out that the files might be damaged
because I was using ReiserFS with kernel 2.4.4. Sure enough,
that was the problem. I upgraded my kernel by sticking the
drive into the server and building it there and then
installing it on my machine. But X still locked up randomly
with either card. I thought that perhaps my RAM was bad
again (I've had experience where my RAM decided to stop
functioning.) I bought replacement RAM, but it didn't solve
the problem. So then, I thought it must either be my
motherboard or CPU. Now my workstation has a Slot A AMD
Athlon. Fry's no longer carries any Slot A boards/CPUs, so I
had to get myself a completely new motherboard and CPU (1GHz
AMD Thunderbird =) ) and now everything works well.
I also recently upgraded my server's 400MHz PII to a 550MHz
PIII. The motherboard in the server was built before PIIIs
even existed, but it seems to work fine.