Kids left friday, w00tar!
Since then been catching up on missed work, not fun.
Went to Costco, was interesting there. Some lady with two brats she was pushing around in a cart. Had a DVD player for them to watch a movie while she shopped. At one point the girl started using the cart as a jungle gym, and the mom just stopped the cart and started yelling "If you fall and get hurt, I'm not taking you to the hosipital again because you did something stupid". A little bit later, the boy runs over to the games and picks up Gran Turismo 3, saying "I want this!". The mom tells him "if you put that down, I'll let you play Grand Theft Auto when we get home" (and the boy is like 5). A little bit later, some older lady (presumably the grandma) is pushing the kids around, mom no where in sight, and the boy is running around waving GT3 up in the air. THAT is the problem with America, and not fucking video game companies the liberals and Jack "I see Penises" Thompson would want you to believe. Later, at the pharmacy saw a guy who looked eerily like if Hitler was a hyper geek. Wierd.
Afterwards, went to Macaroni Grill, because had gift certificate. Man they sucked. Typical St Louis style italian (which St Louis has alot of Italians) has nice and creamy sauces. Everything was really heavy on olive oil and watery cream sauce that they skimped on. Ordered Chicken Fetticini Alfredo, an easy dish, and when I got it the damn thing was basically noodles and strips of chicken in olive oil. Also, heavy on pepper with everything. Even the bread tasted peppery by itself. And what did they have to dip your bread into? Olive oil with pepper sprinkled in it. Fuck…
On the good news front, Linux Games mentioned us on the front page the other day about how we went opensource, and because of that, we've had some help with people trying to get it ported. One guy even says he has it running under linux. Really, for the most part, the big work is switching to SDL_mixer instead of BASS, because BASS is Win32 only.
Tery had 10 babies last night. Dumpling just flogged the shit out of my leg, more bleeding. I want to kill that bird.
Last night power kicked off, and when I powered things back on this morning, the OTES fan on monstershit had gone out. Abit chooses shitty fans…
Had some sluggish bits with rottenshit, but is performing really well.
Data recovery front on Monstershit isnt going to well. Everytime I think I got something, I get bent over…
Felt like shit today, dunno why.
Room is partially torn apart. Was reorganizing things and didnt get them all put back.
Got a hold of Jason, he's getting me the modded Coldet source soon. That'll help with porting SR3 alot.
Another power outage… ugh, cant ever get a decent uptime!
On computer related things, I hit a brick wall on the network processing stuff. The xgridagent software that I've been working on uses the old standards for Xgrid. With Tiger, some stuff for Xgrid changed… Basically, till I can figure out what to change in the code, or someone else updates, no go.
Got my PDA running again, also did some work to make it better.
Also took a look at the next release of Firefox. Renders fucking fast, and seems really nice. I'll stick with the latest official firefox, but shows that there's alot to look forward to.
For SR3 fans, its working under Linux now. Hope to get packages released soon, and already got a howto up for those who roll their own.
And, got new glasses, so those of you who didnt like the old ones, well, these are different.
Just talked to Shplorb, and got all the source for the Max plugins, as well as a few other nifty things. Basically, hope is to update them to the new version of the aux format. Also, hope to use something he gave me to figure out how the tracks are made (without reverse engineering the SR3 track code).
Not too terribly much going on here. Getting SR3 moved over to a SVN setup instead of CVS. Hope to get it up soon, just been busy. Ran into some issues with Sourceforge's scripts. Also been practicing my pinstriping a bit still, having fun. Got my '50 running, and hope to get it on the road soon. Will report back later with some thoughts on shit.