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Saturday, March 05, 2005

  $T0a0f:01fff080;0d:0000b230;#db

Late last night I finally got the board I'm working on to talk to the serial port.

All it said was: $T0a0f:01fff080;0d:0000b230;#db. Gotta admit, after a month of laboring at this I was never so happy to see $T0a0f:01fff080;0d:0000b230;#db in all my life.

At first I thought it was a baud rate problem, but no, when I single step the code through the jtag debugger, EDB, it's ACTUALLY emitting those characters to the serial port. At one level, this is good (the serial port is working!). At another level this is bad. (It's ending up in a gdb stub for some reason)

Either way, I went home at midnight feeling justified and satisfied in my work for the first time in a long while.

Long live $T0a0f:01fff080;0d:0000b230;#db!
 
Wednesday, March 02, 2005

  Greenspan on Social Security

Greenspan weighs in on Social Security:


Come on, let's have some healthy debate on the issue
- and will someone in some budget office - or some numbers minded blogger - somewhere realize that EVERY human being on the internet has a spreadsheet program that can play with scenarios for the future growth (or decline) of our economy - and publish a friggin spreadsheet that we all can play with???
 

  Spammer gets off

Ordinarily I'm not one to advocate lynching, but where spammers are concerned I am a little unreasonable... especially as our justice system struggles with the issue.
 
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