Ich bin ein Berliner

November 15, 2000

Yes, I am a hamburger.

I need to be silly today since everything else is so serious. 

Over the past week

I’ve witnessed way too many friends have problems. One of my friends has been

diagnosed with Sinus Cancer, stage 4. This is a rare cancer in North America

and there is more of it in Asia than anywhere else. Stage 4 is where it has

moved to other tissue in the sinus, other related tissue or other parts of the

body. The treatment for this stage is surgery or radiology or clinical trial

drugs. [Here is the

U.K. site I found this at.](http://www.graylab.ac.uk/cancernet/202892.html) She has a 6 or 7 year old daughter and is 5 months

pregnant. This is going to be a rough holiday. 

Niki and I are

doing fine, If it wasn’t for her, I would have a lot harder time right now. 

I am going to update

her machine real soon with a 6 or 8gb drive. I want to play with QNX

while I’m there and actually experiment with it. I ordered some memory for the

LPX boards I ordered. I found out a way to actually use them with standard AT

power supplies. I will post a journal about how to get that working. I’m also

going to post “The QNX Chronicles” when I start. I loaded it on my

laptop Saturday and it actually loaded better than most *nix and actually better

than Caldera. It worked great with the laptop video, but since it has a Winmodem,

it couldn’t connect to the internet. I could get 1024×728 video in 32 bit color.

I played the version of Doom that comes with it. My sound card didn’t work,

but that’s trivial. I’m going to use a LPX machine as a test bed before I sell

the damn thing off. I’m going to sell the machines off as cheap internet terminals

running Windows98SE with 64mb of ram, 1gb disk, and a 166 processor. The AGP

and USB built into the motherboard will be a neat experimentation.