# Adrian Tritschler's stuffMy website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

## Weather station

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2005

Moved the weather station from wyvern to fafnir.

At first attempt, oww won’t compile, so I’m using the binary from the old system.

## Computer

Thursday, Nov 6, 2003

Wyvern news: I found out that somehow I’d broken the CD reading, who knows how, it just wouldn’t load the right modules. Anyway, time to upgrade the kernel from 2.4.20 to 2.4.22. Build, install, build, install, lilo, reboot… Yay, CD back again!

## Uptime downtime

Saturday, Oct 4, 2003

123 days uptime, reset back to zero. All courtesy of CitiPower I guess. Damn, after checking logs, maybe the machine didn’t crash, maybe just the video and keyboard disappeared… Maybe its time to upgrade wyvern’s kernel since I’ve no incentive now to keep it running! Busy day. I must be getting over whatever it was. After a slow start in the morning I ended up spending most of the afternoon spring cleaning — we now have the cleanest springs in the street.

## 'puter news

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2003

Yay, finally got KDE working on wyvern. Turns out I had some old shared libraries lurking in /usr/local/lib.

## XF86configuration notes

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003

With a minimum of effort, XF86Config now appears to be managed by debconf. Magic command to reconfigure everything is: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 Key points to remember are that the RivaTNT video card has a driver type of “nv.”

## Unstable Debian unstable

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2003

Bah! Debian unstable is living up to its name for me. Following whatever my most recent updates are, Evolution is refusing to run, just crashes on startup, and after downloading the tonne of DEBs that is KDE, it generates a crash when starting, then gives me a neat-o blank screen with a pointer. Maybe having Gnome and KDE on the one machine is a bad idea — certainly for anyone not owning a 100G hard disk.

## Debian woes

Monday, Jun 2, 2003

Three dud floppy disks and one good one, a quick download of the Debian rescue image — mine seems to have vanished — and finally wyvern is back on the air. In the future I must remember to get these sorted out before fiddling around with partitioning! Boot off the rescue floppy, rescue root=/dev/hdc1, login and run lilo, logout and restart. Back to where I was on Saturday morning… circle has been giving me grief on the Debian unstable.

## Journal for [2003-05-31 Sat]

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Time to rearrange a few partitions on wyvern. Three hard disks — all nearly full! I thought I’d use the spare 6G on hda and try installing an extra OS… stupidly forgetting that lilo is writing to hda2. All was well until I restarted… Oops! Do you think I can find a rescue floppy anywhere around here… dsk size hda 10G hdb 6G hdc 20G

## hardware — wyvern

Monday, Jan 1, 0001

This was my original PC-clone computer after I managed to put off getting on the IBM/x86 PC hardware treadmill for as long as possible. I ignored them all, from the 8088 and 8086, through the 286s and 386s up to the mighty 80486. I finally succumbed and wyvern’s first incarnation was a P100 — yes, a 100MHz Pentium. At some point in the late 1990s this was replaced by a PII system of the same name.

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.