27 June 2002

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Well, I ended up buying a new hard disk for my firewall. I lucked out in that the BIOS for my Pentium 133 just happens to support 15gb disks. Anyway, at least I am back online. Happy again…

While I was at it, undertook the great server room clean up. Everything is now racked again, and much neater. It is surprising how much extra space this makes in my little 2 meter x 2 meter server room. The next step is to get another x86 machine so I can have more disc online…

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26 June 2002

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Sat my OpenGL / graphics exam today. I think that I went ok with it, we’ll have to wait and see if I am correct or not…

My firewall ate it’s hard disc today… I think I am going to be buying a new one tomorrow. It wasn’t on the hardware schedual, but one can’t complain about how long the current 2gb one has lasted… The problem of course if finding a disc small enough to be handled by the machine’s BIOS. Oh well.

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22 June 2002

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Marking exams. You learn so much about assignment and exam technique from sitting on the other side of the fence. If it was practical, all first year students should be forced to tutor a unit so they understand why their writing needs to be legible… I worry about the state of networking knowledge at University of Canberra — many of these people have no idea after six months of studying it (and the unit isn’t that badly run). Hmmmmmmmm

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19 June 2002

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Avoiding studing for my OpenGL exam my pertying up the CLUG website. You can see a working sample at www.samba.org/~mikal. Whatcha think?

Finally got the webserver I am writing for work serving files from the filesystem. The next step is to get it serving data from the SDK…

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18 June 2002

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Playing with distcc. Sorta cool, although it didn’t compile until Martin added a missing file to the CVS repository…

Got the heebees with manually testing one of the webby products we have at work, so I’ve whipped up a little script which I can use to do the regression testing… It just used lynx to make a bunch of standard requests every time I make a code change.

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17 June 2002

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The tutorial progresses… I now have information about multiple sub images within a TIFF happening, and am currently working on a series of grayscale downsampling demos…

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14 June 2002

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Working on the tutorial for AUUG. I have ended up scripting a bunch of stuff so that I no longer have to manually convert source code samples to docbook and insert them into the docbook source. It now just magically happens…

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13 June 2002

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Dr Dobb’s Journal want to talk about a possible article for the December edition… About trivsql in fact (take that AUUG!). Very cool. There is some discussion about whether Canberra should host the lca for 2004… I think it should. So do you, so join the mailing list.

A wierd day yesterday — I didn’t pick up the laptop for the entire day, and didn’t really miss it. I did use one of my desktop machines though…

Catherine was sick yesterday with this fun looking pukey thing, and Andrew has just had his four month jab and is a little unimpressed. Spent some of the day caring for the other people in my family.

Don’t get the wrong — I’m not upset with AUUG…

Oh, and some pictures of our potential new building at work can be found here.

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