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Beats a cubicle but for the wage

Posted 04-11-2009 at 05:44 PM by emptyspaceenterprises

I get up in the morning and make my bed
put a bed spread on top of my bed under which I have placed a hard board to sit on.
I'm thinking this is actually easier on my tush than the soft bed over the long haul of winter
in which I spend a good part of the time sitting actually in various positions but often cross legged
infront of the dellXP. The dellxp sits on a bed/lap stand: two wooden boards of somewhat larger area
than the laptop seperated by two 2by8's set edgewise. The laptop sets on the top board and the mouse is
manipulated from the lower board.
The Linuxside box is on a small work bench to the left of a wooden chair
that sits beside the bed. The linux side keyboard can rest on the chair within reach and can be
brought close enough to operate from my normal cross legged position. So I can sit on my bed with both
machines in operational reach. My dog lays behind me and keeps me company, often snoring.

The linuxside now has lfs ,lynx,links,gpm,openssl,iptables,pkg-config.So I can get on the internet
and use a mouse on links . And a firewall.
I can more or less follow a recipe but if the system is secure credit goes totally to the
lfs/blfs developement team. Thanks for the fun.

My cdrom device is recognized by the system now; after I wiggled the bus cable.

I'm using the lynx browser on linuxside to help keep organized. Internet Explorer on
dellXP. I really like these browsers for that purpose. The power of hyperlink!

This week on the most part I have been reading up on c++ and the driverbook. I've read chapter 3
and scull builds and runs. I've been able to starve my system of ram with cp /dev/zero /dev/scull0. Well
once executed (cntl-c) didn't work and I had to reboot. $free $dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/scull0 count=435KB
$free is a more controlled test check.

I've even put some printk's into main.c but I have yet to feel I know what
the code is doing. The ( void ** data ) syntax and arrays of pointers has not become clear to me yet.
Kernel has been rebuilt with some of the kernel hacking stuff configured but make errors out with a
no space left error if I try to include CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO. I guess that means no gdb for a while.

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