Hacking Society Meeting Page
User: Anthony Earl
Date: 2004-12-28 23:08:38.849787
Body: http://linux.nimblemicro.com has a NetEngine NP51R which I'd seen advertised in LinuxJournal earlier in the year. So I bought one and this was the first boot. It appears to work fine although we've had trouble talking to its NFS server.
Files from a couple of USB thumb drives were visible and the machine could be reached over ethernet and a serial connection. Reponse time from the nimblemicro web site was irritating at times tonight.
Date: 2004-12-28 23:02:36.004641
Body: Helped Shawn (Meier) get his ATI 3D acceleration working under Debian. Also, wasted a bunch of time.
Date: 2004-12-28 23:18:41.058102
Body: ate some tasty chocolates. tried to help ant troubleshoot his new nimble box. dist-upgraded my laptop.
Date: 2004-12-28 23:12:08.626475
Body: Wrote "pytarsplit" for Roger, which splits a tar file into smaller tar files, each of which can be accessed as it's own tar file. Released it on the ftp.tummy.com site under /pub/tummy/pytarsplit. Rebooted our primary router, lost 0% of packets while doing that because of the redundant router setup we have. Re-learned about pyntar, which I wrote a long time ago and thought it did the split at tar boundaries. It didn't though.
User: Kevin Robinson
Date: 2004-12-28 23:21:14.331963
Body: Worked on hooking up GPS with laptop for realtime satellite navigation; browsed a bit of fark; worked on securing my Mac OS X install.
Date: 2004-12-29 00:24:46.741231
Body: Did a bit of work related tasks. Got interested in writing a python program to solve simple substitution cyphertext (cryptograms), but got hung up in trying to come up with a good huristic algorithhm to peterbate the string of english letters arranged by frequency distribution, i.e.
english_letter_distribution = 'etnrioasdhlcfpumygwvbxkqjz'
The viterbi algorithm looked like an interesting starting point, but I couldn't marshal my powers of concentration long enough to understand it.
User: Shawn Meier
Date: 2004-12-28 23:04:10.816824
Body: set up cell phone connection under debbian
set up hardware graphics acceleration
Date: 2004-12-28 23:08:52.331664
Body: Worked on the photohtmlcreator script so that videos and photos are shown in the order they were taken. Rather then the old method where all videos were placed on the first page of the album. Searched for a better way to strip one frame from an avi and save it as a jpeg.