5 Apr 2002 scjody   » (Journeyer)

I'm presently missing this month's OCLUG meeting - I was working late and forgot. I'm planning on going to the pub though. At work I produced a graph of our RPM dependancies using dot and stayed late to print it. Unfortunately, even on 32 letter size sheets, it's too cluttered to be readable. Well, it looks neat IMO.

I got a working board etched and assembled for the EEPROM burner. Kinda neat, for about $10 in parts you can build a small, serially-accessible storage device for up to 64 kibibytes. I'm now working on the layout for the USB controller, but intermittantly. I like designing circuits in general, but laying them out in a physically creatable form gets a little dull.

I researched airfares last week for a possible trip to N. Ireland, and have concluded that ITA software are right about the current state of fare-search software. Unfortunately, their database only contains North American flights, so I couldn't try it, but Travelocity is terrible! I searched for flights from Toronto to Belfast and came up with several, but most of the top hits had 18 hours travel time. After a few pointless search tweaks, I searched Toronto to London, picked a flight that looked reasonable, and found a London to Belfast flight that left London 1.5 hours later. This cut the travel time to around 10 hours, and was $20 cheaper! I've decided not to actually make the trip until late August, but now I know how to search for fares. Sigh.

Well, off to the important part of OCLUG :)

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