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Time has passed.

  • The Paynes were all here for Christmas, including great-gramma.
  • I got motivated over the holiday to consolidate all my MP3’s on the iMac; Tracy and I now share one big iTunes repository. Since CDDB is much more accurate than it was when I initially ripped most of my CDs (about 10 years ago!), I re-ripped many of Tracy’s and my CDs and did a bunch of other ID tag cleanups, including adding album art whenever I can find it.
  • As such, today is a themed music day — I’m listening to movie soundtracks all day. W00t! Ahh… the LSC / OSL theme song (from the Batman soundtrack)…
  • It’s disappointing that iTunes does not load album artwork from remote iTunes servers. ☹
  • Through Christmas presents, I finally have my Tivo hooked up on my LAN (and therefore the internet). Since I have one of the initial Tivo series 2’s (I bought it back in early 2002), it does not directly support wireless. So I had to get a USB ethernet adapter and plug this into a wireless bridge. Wallah — works like a champ.
  • I found a quite cool iTunes exporter to Tivo — Audio Faucet. If you’ve got a Tivo on your net and use iTuned, I recommend it.
  • We finally released a version of Portable Linux Processor Affinity to the community for review (v0.9a2). We hope to get some good feedback so that we can have a reasonable v1.0. PLPA is an attempt to solve the issues of Linux having multiple different prototypes for sched_setaffinity() and sched_getaffinity() — which one you have is a function of your Linux kernel version, GLibc version, and distro/vendor.
  • We are still working on the MPI Testing Tool (MTT) — more details on that shortly…
  • Phone company calling plans are inherently complicated. I had a Bell South rep come to my door yesterday for a “face-to-face checkup” to see if we were happy with the service, etc. (we’re not — it’s too expensive). She pointed out a bunch of discounts that I could get. I didn’t sign up for anything on the spot — I went to the web site and looked up all the relevant details. Of course, each of the discounts has its own tradeoffs, the majority of which are unsuitable for me. Sigh.
  • We experienced a few problems with the recent squyres.com moving to a new server and new IP address. They caused some minor annoynces over the holidays, but are mostly sorted out now.
  • Queeg (my desktop linux machine at home) was upgraded to RHEL4U2 (from MDK 9.2). The upgrade of all the included software fixed some things, like the long-standing problem that my Mac’s would not print landscape documents properly to the HP LaserJet 1100 exported via CUPS.


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