29 April 2002

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Hmmmm. Wireless configuration pain continues. To get hostAP working, I needed a new kernel. I got the kernel compile to happen without any problems, but then the new kernel wasn’t found by lilo (yes, I’d editted the lilo.conf and rerun lilo). It turn out (a day later) to be that the first character of the first line of the lilo.conf file should be a ‘b’ instead of an ‘r’… Bugger.

Then booted the new kernel, in time to discover I have forgotten to compile IDE support into it in my haste. At least I had the old kernel to fall back to…

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28 April 2002

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Hmmm. A productive weekend. Finished by next developer works article, painted a wall in the lounge room, moved the old fridge to it’s new home, and spent some time with Andrew.

Still a lot on the TODO list though…

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26 April 2002

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Let the wireless begin.

Started with an all Windows config, cause it is easy to make things work with their doco, or so I thought. It turns out about about two wasted hours, I need the “PS Mode” (which isn’t about power saving after all) for the ad hoc networking to work on my dlink cards…

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27 April 2002

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Ok, now wireless on my linux laptop (the client):


  • Compiled up 2.4.18 with the relevant drivers from Mr Gibson
  • Hacked /etc/pcmcia/config to point to orinoco_cs instead of wvlan_cs
  • Get a core dump in iwconfig eth1 now…
  • Update wireless.h
  • Still have problems

Hmmmmm

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23 April 2002: VSLive! Day Two

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Dinner with a couple of Microsoft people last night. They have a very impressive catering budget… Dinner for five people must have cost about $700. The meat in my main course alone was $40 Australian.

At VSLive! for another day. MS is looking at putting a lot of effort into supporting mobile devices — so long as they run a version of Windows. Things really haven’t changed that much. They are saying that you could use a Linux box as your web service server though. Perhaps things have changed a little…

Working on my next libtiff article.

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22 April 2002: VSLive! Day One

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Embarrassing admission for the week. I am currently sitting in a Microsoft conference which I am attending at short notice. They’re spending the day trying to convince me that I should code in .NET right now… Scarily, it sounds like they have shipped over a million copies of Visual Studio .NET.

Hmmm. Thinking that serializing processes to disc would be cool.

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