The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

The Day…Not Quite Today

Posted by Deliverator on July 29th, 2005

Yesterday I:

  • Ordered pizza online for the first time. It took 1:05 to arrive, but was oh so delicious. Very Soon Now (TM), I should be able to do this from within Second Life, as Firefox is being added in 1.7 and 1.6.9 just came out. I aim to be the first person to order a real world pizza from within SL :)
  • Finished Cory Doctorow’s SL edition of his new novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. I attended Cory’s in-world appearance/booksigning the other day and it was a lot of fun. You can see my AV in this picture. I am the nebulous inky black energy being on the left side. I will post some pictures of the event on Imob‘s Second Life Gallery, shortly.
  • Spent ~7 hours upgrading the carputer. The carputer is now running on a Via Epia MII motherboard clocked at 1.2 GHZ. It is considerably faster than the previous board, an Epia M 6000. The main reason I did the upgrade was not because of speed, but because of the MII’s Cardbus and CF slots. I have ditched the USB Orinoco adapter and am now using a Senao 200 MW pcmcia card for wifi access. In the near future, I plan on upgrading to an EVDO card so that the carputer has always on internet access. I will probably also add a CF bluetooth adapter. I was very displeased with the flakiness of the Dlink bluetooth dongle I had been using. Anyone have any recommendations for a replacement?
  • Stopped in at the hardware store to try and find a off-the-shelf solution to couple the mounting shafts of our two ROV motors together. I found plenty of stuff that would work in the plumbing and electrical conduit sections, save for the fact that the mounting shafts are a very non-standard 1″ in diameter. You see, in the plumbing world, everything seems to be measured to the inner diameter…
  • I posted to the HPC Factor forums regarding auto-launching applications from CF and got some helpful responses. After a little more searching, trial and error and reading between the lines of other forum posts, I was able to get autolaunching working and shave off another 500 KB. Read my post at HPC Factor for more info.