Uh, almost gone for two weeks. However, things were quite exhausting during the last days. Tomorrow I fly to Poland and hopefully have a nice time finishing the PCB on the lifetime-enhancement-device I planned with ArToX for the gdium.
As today is somehow my gdium-day, g-day you can say ;), I answer Patrick's Mail as compact as possible:
what the battery looks like. And furthermore how nicely my runtime-predictions will fit with reality? If the gdium is running with 9 volts out of the AC supply attaching some external battery might prolong lifetime.
Actually I just wrote this as a comment @Fred's site: A better world. However I cnp it through:
Yesterday I spent 5 h because powernowd sent my laptop down to sluggish speed. Actually no speed at all. I tinkered for hours to find out it was powernowd - DAMN it. An ACPI-update was it.
Currently I am doing an mental update from Python 2.6 to Python 3.0. As you know, it is backwards-incompatible and was released in 2008/12 and I didn't dig into it yet too much. There is a nice Google Tech Talk on it I am watching just now:
'Advanced Python or Understanding Python' (3.0)
...spam and eggs rule! :-)
Actually it must have been the VT-x/AMD-V I enabled in the second run today afternoon, before having it disabled, while posting the previous post. Because it runs smoothly now! And even seemless-mouse support is possible, what is really really nice.
The specs in the previous post are the final ones! I used the following version:
Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0.4_OSE
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
(btw: The base OS is: Xubuntu 8.10 on an Acer Aspire 5520)
...booted in VirtualBOX OSE after some tweaking. However I wasn't able to install it yet... I was working on it half the night, but 'maybe' I am forced to use vmware. :-(
Attached you will find a screenshot of Mandriva One 2009 Live running smoothly on (a pretty hacked) xubuntu 8.10 installation!
Just getting home from a four day entrepeneur seminar and working on open source hardware (especially arduino! :-) before, I didn't do much hacking in my software-projects. However, I am interested how long it might take Mandriva/EMTEC/Dexxon to deliver the tool as I am already eager to discover the system.
Actually I already installed Mandriva One 2009 on a virtualbox, but didn't play with it much. So there is not much I can say. Therefore updates will come at the weekend!