12 Feb 2001 softweyr   » (Master)

Ugh. Almost one year, huh? Life in a startup can be time-consuming.

Just to bring this diary up-to-date, I became a System Architect for DoBox Inc. about a year ago, just when my diary entries here ended. Now I can come up for breath, and catch up on my participation in public software development. The DoBox software I've been working on is based on BSD technology - the core operating system is a customized version of OpenBSD, plus tools and utilities from NetBSD, FreeBSD, and other Open Source projects.

OpenSail has been on the back burner this entire time, but I'm hoping to get some time to work on it this spring. I'm currently working on a replacment for the lame-o wind direction instrument in the One-Wire weather kit, which shows only 8 directions: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW. I'm toying with a 9-bit optical encoder for true 360 degree accuracy, or perhaps an 8-bit encoder which will give just slight sub 1 degree accuracy. I'll still be using 1-Wire devices at the masthead to keep the weight and wiring requirements down.

I'll try to keep this a little more up to date, including recent contributions to BSD and other projects. I'll also try to get OpenSail stuffed into the project list here sometime, and get the other two contributors to link to it.

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