16 Aug 2000 warner   » (Journeyer)

While in a costume store over the weekend (shopping for Burning Man stuff), I saw a woman in a clown suit yelling at her daughter for something, basically for having too much fun in public. Hmm.

Working on a new MailCrypt site (moving it all to SourceForge), mostly an excuse to play with blender. Also getting back into my dusty-with-neglect project to build a hardware GPG decryption/signature agent. It should be on a JavaButton eventually, but I may stuff it into a USB microcontroller board I have lying around first.

Got a few driver bugs fixed; now my vaio can play sounds without locking up again. Yay. Also found a way to hack the cpuload stats so that kapmd doesn't appear to be keeping the CPU out of idle mode (basically the task structure acquired an extra bit that says "don't contribute to sys time", and kapmd is the only thread with that bit set).

Stopped by the Debian booth at LWCE and saw Joey Hess with a vaio picturebook, camera working and everything. Man, I like this world.. six months ago folks were in despair about the fact that Sony wouldn't give out any docs on the camera chip. Today it works perfectly. And soon it'll be in a nice standard V4L kernel driver, removing all the fuss. Nifty.

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