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Mon Feb 04 2002 20:14:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, for the time being at least, the ilab web server is back on port 80. I guess that means, at least temporarily, that http://ilab.homeip.net will work. Same goes for my other virtual hosts (like this one, or this one, or even this little one). Props to Cox to not filtering these ports, if it was intentional! When are they going to realize that small personal web sites don't congest their network and simply facilitate easy communication to friends and family...which is what the service is supposed to do in the first place? Let us [continue to] run our measly little sites dammit! :)

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Mon Feb 04 2002 00:57:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, my triwavepicoswash is complete. I don't have pictures up yet (it's much too late for that now, I promise to do it later), but it's working amazingly. Perhaps I just have really simple tastes in noise, but I could listen to this thing all night. A big props to the guys at commonsound for the specs.

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Fri Feb 01 2002 01:28:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, for the most part it looks like the Cox conversion stuff worked relatively smoothly. I was impatient, so I restarted the interface when I saw the connection drop...and sure enough it came back a little later with a new IP. Unfortunately, I was dumb enough to forget to set permissions on my dynamic DNS update script, so that failed until I ran it manually. Sweet.

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Sun Jan 27 2002 20:42:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

A couple of quick updates. The weblog no longer supports the ascii mode. I hated that thing anyway. It's gone. Buh-bye. I should have all my stuff on dyndns.org ported over from static to dynamic pending the upcoming switchover by cox. I got ddclient installed to hopefully automagically handle the updates. I highly doubt that everything will work on the first DHCP lease renewal (especially since I'm unsure if cox is keeping the cx hostname crapola)...keep your fingers crossed. My email address has changed. I had to update every possible link on all these pages...what fun. Please use jason.plumb@cox.net as my primary email address for now on. Thanks.

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Wed Jan 23 2002 00:49:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, the ilab server now sports a mighty 128Mb RAM stick. Quite an upgrade from the mere 48Mb before. Thanks to my man nappbread for the donation! Hopefully this will help performance...but it's really too early to tell. Unfortunately, the replacement CDROM drives I tried all flaked out, so I'm still stuck with my crappy Creative drive which doesn't like to eject or mount nicely...although I think I've finally figured out the way to make it work. I'm sure you didn't notice the downtime tonight during the upgrade.

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Tue Jan 22 2002 23:49:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Bah! Apparently the server clock got hosed during the maintenance. Ignore the wrong time on the last [next?] message. You may now return to your regularly scheduled program (at the correct time slot).

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Mon Jan 21 2002 21:35:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, we're back from our honeymoon in Breckenridge, CO. We had a blast! It was a relief to get away from Lubbock and see some snow and mountains and do some snowboarding. To understand just what I'm talking about, you should probably stop reading this and go check out the photos section. It's really hard to come back to this place after being away for so long! I also got my new monitor. My old 19" crapped out, so I broke down and bought a new Viewsonic. The difference in picture quality is amazing.

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Tue Jan 15 2002 00:22:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

I gotta keep this short and get some sleep, but I finally managed to pull the xmas pics off my camera (only 3 weeks late!) and throw them up in the photos section. I probably would have waited another 3 weeks if I didn't need the room on the camera this week (honeymoon in Breckenridge! Wheee!!). Enjoy the pics, and expect more when we come back. Oh yeah, and I changed the links on the photo page to highlight.

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Thu Jan 03 2002 23:18:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

I did some more research tonight on the Vtec driver that I'm modding. It turns out the approach I was planning on taking won't work, but I think I have found a good compromise. I think I can do what I want with a single latched SIPO shift register, which should be an off-the-shelf part (I'm not holding my breath for Radio Shack). I think I'm going to target at least one glitch mode, the PC keyboard interface (with sound interrupt if possible/stable?), a single [pair of?] touch point[s], power jack, power led, envelope led, and if I feel like doing some extra coding a store/repeat/loop mode. I really wish I had a pitch down on this thing, but I don't think I've found one yet....maybe that touch point near the xtal can be used, must look into it some more. I'm rambling. Sleep time. Nite.

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Mon Dec 31 2001 15:38:00 GMT-0800 (PST)

Well, it's been another long stretch without an update. I guess the holidays have kept me pretty busy. We went to OKC for xmas, saw the cute little kids, exhanged gifts, and had a lot of fun. I finished building my bro Dustin a "pedal" (if you can actually consider it one) for xmas. I took some pics and made a couple of horrible sound clips that can be found here. Eventually I'll make a real page for it. John actually made a good point the other day about my need to finish projects that I start. :) I think I may try a different approach for the Vtec driver in hopes of finishing it without these special (read: expensive) MAXIM ICs I was planning on using. If I can get the approach working, I should be able to wrap the thing up pretty quickly... And as always, keep checking back for updates, yo!