Alright, enough about what I've configured and installed (and how I did it), and onto the fun stuff; namely programming! I've uploaded several of my favorite projects, which I have worked on in my academic and professional careers as well as on my spare time, to my projects page. Here you will be able to see some of the work I am most proud of such as the compiler for my simple language called PL, my senior level engineering project, and my IPSec implementation for Minix.
I am also currently working on an extension to the SquirrelMail webmail client (I'm not telling what it will do yet ;-p) when I have the spare time (which is not often these days). The plugin API is similar to that of Drupal, which I have written modules for in the past (see my projects page), involving hooks and such, and thus it shouldn't take me too long to finish. Once complete, I will upload the code/documentation to my projects page as well as to the official squirrelmail site, and begin working on my next idea (once again, not telling what it is yet :-D)
I recently found out that a good friend of mine Jack Aboutboul has recently started suffering from a condition known as Fluoride Poisoning. Details are scarce, but the condition is serious, and he is in the process of gathering information and figuring out his options. He is asking that anyone who knows a bit about this condition, treatment options, contact him. If you know anything that might be helpful, please contact him at jaa at redhat dot com or me at movitto at yahoo dot com (I will forward all info immediately). Any help is greatly appreciated.
edit: It seems like Jack found a source of the information that he was looking for, and the situation is now under control. Definitely dodged a bullet on that one. Best of luck Jack!
Due to the fact that Syracuse University is very Microsoft-centric, I find myself needing to boot into my Windows partition often to do some work. Because I use VMWare to run multiple instances of Linux and Minix, I decided to give it a whirl and try to get Windows Media Center Edition running virtually. I found this great tutorial the other day which offered me most everything I needed. (mirrored here with bad formatting) The following is a list of the small derivations I had to do, to get it fully working:
(Standard Disclamer: I am not responsible for any changes you do to your system and their results/outcomes, follow this guide at your own risk!)
Slackware is a great distro. But in reality it is a hobbyists distro, and I find it lacking in some respects to make it an established, widely-supported Linux distribution (smaller community, no default dependency resolving, etc.) Fedora has always been my distro of choice since I've started using it (I've tried Ubuntu, Debian, and Slackware in the meantime) and decided to give it another go. Previously I tried installing Fedora 5 on my laptop, but after the complete install, the system would freeze on launching udev (very early in the boot process). I downloaded the Fedora Core 6 (Zod) live cd recently, and am happy to say that the entire system booted flawlesly, with all most all of the hardware fully functioning. After downloading (same site) and burning the Fedora Core 6 (Zod) x86_64 Installation DVD (and realizing after two long failed attempts that the first dvd I burned had a large scratch in it :-/) I succesfully installed and booted into Fedora Core 6. The following details the exact process I used to make the system fully functional.