March 29, 2003 by Allen George
I feel really depressed today because I didn’t do much. I don’t understand how I can be so focused at work on what I have to do and completely lose it when I get home. Here, I have so many projects I want to do, but it seems like everything I tackle is so large. I don’t know where to start. Sometimes, I think I look at the entire problem and I see something so large and overwhelming that I don’t know how to approach it.
Bad things to do in this situation:
a) Read Slashdot. Waste of time.
b) Look at Neuros Audio Player. Supports Mp3, Ogg and will have a linux client very soon. Now I want one. Perhaps its my depression talking – do I think that buying something will assuage my guilt?
c) Read Advogato. Nothing like a bunch of productive people to make you feel really bad about yourself. More a testimony about yourself than them.
a) Build kernel. Working _extremely_ well. Under load this performs much much smoother. Still haven’t got sound with ALSA and devfs and I can’t seem to restart (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace) my X server. It appears to have DRI problems. Great. At the same time this triggered the ‘swap deactivates forever’ bug on reboot. Hmm. They could be connected. On the good news front however, I found that the problem with the ‘ls -l’ and weirdness under I/O load is gnome-terminal 2.2.x related. Doing the same things on a console has absolutely no problems. It appears that this release of gnome-terminal is very buggy.
I’m going to sleep.