21 Sep 2000 zab   » (Master)

Three months from my last diary entry. Wow. Time flies.

Streptococcal Pharyngitis sucks in a major way. I, for one, didn't quite realize how handy a fully functional throat is. A week of apple sauce and jello? Cool at first glance, but really..

The good news is that my ESS guy is being particularly kick-ass recently. I phoned him a few weeks ago asking about the status of the release of maestro3 information. After the phone call I had source in my inbox and the next day a happy fedex arrived with all sorts of gear, including 4-speaker maestro2 setups. Sound hacking can begin again! Of course, the aforementioned strep took the wind out of those sails for a good week. The maestro3 mixer is working now, and I think I've wrapped my brain around how their DSP software works.. we'll see. The part has lots of potential, but again lack of quality documentation can be quite frustrating. I'd love to lock some ESS dudes in a room with 3com or adaptec doc writers for a few weeks.

Will took a break from his insane work schedule to mail me the BeBox bootstapping tools. Hooray! This most notably includes the befs bootdisk that has a teeny piece of code that netboots a kernel image. I'm so happy to remove the fd burn from the compile/test/swear/edit/ cycle. So yet more hacking now possible. When it rains, it pours.

Work is fun. We finally did enough dancing with lawyers to decide that its OK for me to write packet forwarding code for the Freedom protocol that happens to include crypto. While that was going on I happened to find a copy of The Puzzle Palace at the local Indigo. Sigh, proud to be an American :/

Montréal is still kicking all the ass. Mang visit recently, which rocked. My little sister and californian parental units also visited. All good.

Oh, and just so people don't think I actually have a life, I should point out that Homeworld Cataclysm is a freaking gorgeous game. Go nowhere near it if you want to leave the house.

So, really, more of the same.

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