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Not much to it. Got it at goodwill, found a header on it with serial output at 115200 TTL. I *think* I've found the input, but it hasn't been sensitive to input yet. What it does print out, however, is this:
MP620 MaskRom V002 SDRAM 8Mx16/16Mx16 Load NAND NAND ID : 000000D3 AP found AP size : 0038AA10 AP check sum : FC394CD8 load OK ../source/main.c 1159 Enable PLL1 spread spectrum CPU Initiale to 96MHz -I- CPU Initial to 0077083f dwMainProcSize 00527000 Network buffer pool 8094f000 00072000 disp buffer1 80773980 000ed800 disp buffer2 80861180 000ed800 Heap buffer 809c0980 0063f680 !!!Free_CacheWin 0
Stops systems booting up degraded, makes xendomains work.
Bought an HP home server with four sata bays for $20. Given that I've still got some old 500GB drives lying around, I figured I would use them for some cheap storage at my office.
Problem is, it ships with a Windows 2003 Home Server install. Obviously, not all that useful to me.
I've been running vis.nu for 17 years now. I was 19 when I started it up, to put things into perspective. It started out on a couple dumpstered 486s on an ISDN line in the south suburbs of Chicago. Back then, it really was a community project. Other people used it, other people worked on it, etc. etc. We all used pine or mutt. Nontrivial processing power was devoted to tinyfugue. Most people on it used MacOS 9, or Windows 98, so shell on the desk wasn't particularly common. I was using a SPARCclassic.
Since then, it's survived marriages, a divorce, interstate moves, three start ups, podcasts, broadcasting, OpenBSD, virtualization, you name it. And I always thought of it as more than just me. So I kept my personal stuff off to the side, leaving the front door open for everyone, or at least something representative.
That changes now. With this newest version of vis.nu (and the biggest change in a decade), combined with a forthcoming “New Year's Resolution” thing I'm working on, I've decided running the two websites separately is annoying. Other people still use vis.nu services, and more people will use it in the future… but vis.nu is me. I should reflect that.
So now, sam.vis.nu just goes to vis.nu. And there'll actually be something useful here. Also, the server has moved to Quebec.
Alright, I'm officially calling the studio “feature complete” and in production quality. Only took me a damn year. Which means, I have to stop screwing around with the studio and focus on other things. Thing is, I've got a list of things in my head I would very much like to do, because I'm a weird perfectionist.
So, here's the list, in order of importance. Anything I do with the studio must be on this list. If it's not, I need to work on something more important.