4:10pm: at work, writing 3 progs & 1 blog, 1 hour till beer

Im running DSL on an old stinkpad 560z that my friend Jeff donated as being unuseable - 7 mins to boot an old bloated win2k! 64Mb RAM and no CD. Now it boots in a few seconds into DSL from HD, not that I shut it down very often. Suspend works great outside X so I just CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE, type sync and close the lid. When I open it up again and startx its all back in a couple fo secs. Picked up a 64Mb upgrade (~$25) and a refurb Dlink DWL 122 usb 802.11b dongle from tigerdirect ($20) and I now have a pretty mean box. The dongle works on my Tivo as well so I bought a couple.

So, now Ive got my lappy with DSL on hard disk, what to do next? Time for a prog methinks. Well, actually no time. After changing job, buying a house/car and getting married in the last couple of months Ive got almost no time at all. Still there is that 35min each way commute on the train... time enough for writing some progs on my lappy using DSL & gcc1.dsl.


Doh! I read too much /.

Hmmm... it says "The body of your blog is too short. You need at least 0 words to submit your blog."... 0 words? ....


yay that did it! seems like a strange requirement, but then Im new to blogging :-)

it's sad isn't it.

is it not sad that as of this day i am one of those self publicising morons that uses a blog?
aaaaah well, this blog will be used mostly to record my software developement and mydsl creation rather than for comments like: "my day was miserable".

No Computer Left Behind, Inc.

Well, the Linux revolution has officially begun with NCLB. After tonight I will have given out two Linux PC's. The first was VERY well received by the family. I am expecting the floodgates to open in the next one to two months. They may open in the next few weeks....I found out yesterday that some idiot(s) broke into a room within our company and stole 41 gifts that were purchased for needy children. I offered to work around the clock before Christmas, if needed, to supply PC's to any children that did not have a home PC.

I am hoping to start networking with area LUG organizations to provide Linux support in their communities for children/families that receive Linux PC's.

Data Adquisition

I've tried DSL on my Pentium 166 16 Mb RAM laptop (Extensa 390) and it works!
Now, I'm using this machine to make data adquisition and temperature controlling.
My favorite compiler (and programming language) is FreePascal. I've copied some files from a Debian woody installation to make this work, and it works.

Copied files was:

as (to /usr/bin , from binutils package)
ld (to /usr/bin , from binutils package) (to /usr/lib called from as or ld ?) (to /usr/lib ) (to /usr/lib )
libvga.config (to /etc/vga )

Now I can compile and run all my freepascal/vgalib/data adquisition source code.

Today Will Suck...

If you have ever had your wisdom teeth out, you know that that is not a pleasant experience.

That is what I'm doing today. -_- All sorts of fun.

Anyways, I'll probably be mostly non-existant here for a few days.

On what I've been doing, and intend to do...

I've been trying to make a .dsl of TeamSpeak2, but am having problems with premissions. Very annoying. I'll keep fiddling with it.

Also, I need to start hacking together a nice html page of the new FAQ we have been creating in the forums. Read over it if you haven't already. Add stuff to it if you need to.


Ok so I'm feeling like I have to get something off my tell you all the truth-and I know this is going to invite flames and defamation-I'm using DSL and Linux in general for Law Enforcement work.

I am a Forensic Analyst. I examine evidence brought to me according to the parameters of a investigator following the scope of a search warrant or invesigator(when there is an exception to a search warrant-lile user consent).

This does not mean I am looking over anyone shoulder prying into your affairs watching posts etc. I believe in the first and fourth ammendments as strongly as anyone else. AND I personally think the Patriot Act is a little overarching in scope.

DSL my Linux home

I just want to tell you all that I think DSL is great! This is the way an OS should be, lean and mean yet still have everything I need. I'll be adding more her as I go.


So, I am trying something new.

I've read great things about Drupal, lets see how it jives with the DSL community.

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