EvoGrid, HD TV 

Continuing work on the EvoGrid, redesigned the new job submission system to be able to be performed remotely, rather then requiring direct database access.

Purchased a HD LCD TV and been tweaking the set up when fed from a computer. The TV is cutting off the edges of the display, stretching the content it does show, as the computers output matches the display resolution.
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Today was spent working on web content for the DS site. My previous addition of automatically generated date indexes turns out to not actually work. I'm trying to find a way to make it work, without damaging things.
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Python, OpenSim, POVRay 

Spent a few hours writing a Python script to convert OpenSim OAR files to POVRay scenes. I consider this a learning exercise, although it could turn out to be a fun way of externally viewing a region. I currently have terrain R32 to POVRay mesh, although the triangulation isn't the same as in OpenSim. And it's uncolored. There is also blue transparent water. I also have sphere and cube prims being positioned and scaled. I don't have coloring for them yet either. I haven't tried texturing yet, although the liklihood of POVRay supporting JPEG2000 format textures isn't looking too likely.

I find the idea of a POVRay based viewer for OpenSim to be amusing. It's all primitive shapes, after all...
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EvoGrid, Debian 

Continued working on the EvoGrid, and have reached a significant milestone that implements the core of the "ChemoGrid" design, separating simulation and analysis with a web service coordinating the two.

Spent some time setting up some "new" (gifted by a friend when replaced) hardware to act as an EvoGrid simulator box. The BIOS on the machine decided it didn't like my RTL8139D based NIC (this may be related to plugging it into a 64bit PCI slot first, the card may have been damaged). The kernel would report (via dmesg) that the device was being ignored, because of "unknown header type 10". This means that the card is reporting itself as a "reserved for future use" class of device. No changes I was able to make in the BIOS caused this card to detect (such as adjusting PCI timing), but I was able to replace it with another. The machine is now a Debian 5.03 base install, with OpenSSH installed, and will be used to port the EvoGrid codebase from the currently supported Debian version (4) to current, as well as running simulation time.
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EvoGrid, ndiswrapper & WPA 

Work has been full on EvoGrid development. See the evogrid-dev mailing list for more details.

Recently moved the wireless network to WPA2 and remembered why I'd tried it before and reverted to WEP. My laptop's ndiswrapper'ed wifi add-on card doesn't reliably connect to WPA2 networks. It keeps dropping into scanning mode after associating. Except when it does work.
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