11 Jun 2001 wcooley   » (Journeyer)

Personal: Well, been a while. No longer working for WireX. Living off unemployment and trying to build up some consulting business. Trying to get the ISP business into the black so I can start bringing in money from it.

For my class at PSU I've got a programming assignment to finish and one to do for this coming week--class ended last week and the final's on Tuesday. Still got a bit of catch-up reading to do. I suspect I won't do as well as I did last time. Being at home unemployed really messed up my schedule, notwithstanding the fact that I've got plenty of time. I don't think I'm going to take another class next term--it's lousy to be so unmotivated and pay for classes. I won't be able to take them in the fall either, since Erin and I are planning to go on vacation to Germany. So, I hope that by winter term I'll have settled into the unstructured consulting groove well enough to take a class or two.

Erin and I got a dog last weekend from the Oregon Humane Society, named her Matilda. She's a sweet thing. We had some problems getting her back into being housebroken--twice she held out for a couple days before doing anything. In between those periods she left a big mess on the floor in the living room. It's still kinda smelly, but she's going outside regularly now.

Erin has graduated from Reed and got a job. She works as a counselor for American Field Service, which runs high-school exchange programs. Her job right now is to communicate with potential host families and potential exchange students in the US and help them through the application process.

LNXS: Finally made release 0.2.0 a couple months ago. Have a few people trying it out. Haven't had a lot of time to work on it, but I hope once I've got the class out of the way I'll have more. I've downloaded and started playing with the User-Mode Linux patch. I intend to build a filesystem image so it can be easily used with UML. I hope this extends my range of testers.

One of my big goals for the next release, aside from the plethora of updates needed, is to be able to build it with it's own gcc and binutils, perhaps built as a cross-compiler. I've been told it's easier even when building for the same system; I'll see I guess.

I need to get more drive space all around. Now that I've got DSL at home, my hard drive on Rheingold is filling up. I've got a slow SPARCstation II that's got only a 400MB disk, which isn't nearly enough to build on. I hope to be able to use that machine for the first LNXS port, even if it takes all night to compile.

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