A very long day. It started at 6 am, and ended at 11pm. Got some stuff done though.
There was a minor installation problem for some users in the 0.5 release of Panda. This new version corrects this problem, and may be downloaded from the Panda download page.
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…
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.
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.