Windows 7 

Got Windows7 installed. x86 version has 32bit address limitations. x64 is the "Wintel" equivalent to amd64.
Experienced an issue where the user accounts would allow you to log in once, then not again. This seemed to be due to an un-attended installation option to join a workgroup. By booting into safe mode (with networking) by pressing F8 on startup, and going through the workgroup settings (Win-Break, then Change settings under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings), I was able to create another login, and use that successfully. In my fiddling, I deleted (the local storage of) my original account, and this was recreated on logging back in.
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Rsync and "Large Send Offload" 

Currently backing up my desktop machine before reformatting. I booted to a LiveCD and started using rsync to copy the contents over the LAN (rsync being resumable). However, it had a maximum transfer speed of 1.2MB/s, on a 100mbit LAN (so I should have gotten 8MB/s or so). I performed various tests, such as doing a netcat transfer and connecting machines direction (no router). I rebooted back into Windows, assuming it was a Linux driver issue, and experienced the same issue when using cwrsync and copssh. After poking around the driver settings, I Disabled "Large Send Offload" and rebooted, and now have transfer speeds of approximately 4.5MB/s.
This card also does Checksum Offload, which I'm tempted to disable, but I'll let it work overnight and the transfer should be complete by my morning.
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EvoGrid, RagTag, ext3 undelete 

Finished the RagTag project to beta stage. This will be used by Uformia, and may be released as an open source project.

Continued work on the Evogrid.

While working on the Evogrid, accidentally deleted my .c files instead of .o files. Fortunately I was able to find ext3grep, that allows you to semi-automatically parse the ext3 inode structure and journal, to identify transactions involving the file before it was deleted, and the blocks used in those transactions. With a bit of luck, the blocks will not have been re-used, leaving the contents of the files available to be read off the device. I was able to recover 2 of the 3 deleted files, with the lost file overwritten due to me being in an editor when the file was deleted, which wrote the changes on exit.
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Ragtag, EvoGrid, Laptop 

Both the Cappuccino based CMS (now named Ragtag) for Uformia, and the EvoGrid for DigitalSpace are continuing.

Picked up a new laptop, after the old ones PCMCIA slot broke. Between the 512MB of RAM and the 4200RPM 80GB HDD (which I hardly used any of), it was well and truly aged. For half the price I paid for it then, I got a machine with 2GB of RAM, 5200RPM 512GB HDD, with inbuilt wifi and running Windows 7 Home. Since this is primarily aimed to be a remoting/web client, this is more then sufficient for what I need.
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EVE Online 

Did some more work with the EVE-Central data. I now have orders being updates as appropriate. Unfortunately this required replacing one big INSERT with a try INSERT catch UPDATE block of code.
This is now being fed data retrieved from the live EVE-Central site. As there are several thousand salable products in the EVE universe, I have the code grabbing a random 100 on each run.
I've also done some basic map generation based on the system connectivity specification provided in the EVE DB. The map will tie together with the order data, to let me run a naive profit seeking search - Starting at a home base, consider each purchasable good at each station, then step out to each of the surrounding systems, and consider if the available buy/sells there. This is repeated up to a set number of jumps, at which point it tells me which route will produce the most (potential) profit.
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