I didn't harvest any honey from my top-bar beehive last summer/fall, and this spring it was chock full of honey! I have seven honeycomb bars in the hive. Out of those, three were almost untouched and full of over-wintered honey, two were half-full and had new honey on the bottom, and one was nearly empty. Since the nectar flow is starting here in Portland, Oregon, I decided to harvest two bars.
If you're interested in beekeeping, or the process of harvesting honey, there's more details after the break.
I'm pleased to announce that the eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) 1.0 specification is now publicly available on intel.com. This is the specification for the PC hardware that talks to all your USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1 devices. (Yes, there are no more companion controllers, xHCI is the one host controller to rule them all).
Open, public documentation is always important to the open source community. Now that the spec is open, anyone can fully understand my Linux xHCI driver (although it's currently only compliant to the 0.96 xHCI spec; anyone want to help fix that?). This also means the BSD developers can implement their own xHCI driver.
Curious what a TRB or a Set TR Deq Ptr command is? Want to know how device contexts or endpoint rings work? Go read the spec!
A while back I posted a Netconsole tutorial for how to capture Linux kernel debugging messages from a crashing machine. I've refined the instructions down to three scripts and three commands, which are after the break.
My Linux Conference AU slides are now posted on my server. The USB 3.0 talk went really well, and I look forward to sharing it when the LCA videos go up in the next couple weeks.
LCA was a total blast! The speakers were wonderful, and I really felt integrated into the conference and social events by the techie women of LCA. Thank you to Sara, Jo, Jacinta, Liz, and all the other Haecksen of LCA2010!
The only downside is the weather. It's really quite rainy here, although it's 10-15 degrees warmer than Portland. I think Jamey and I are going to skip the Tongariro Crossing and go straight to the glow worm caves at Te Kuiti/Waitmo. At least we'll be in a cave while it's raining!
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I haven't posted in about six months, because
e. I'm lazy.
What's next for me?
I'm presenting about Linux USB 3.0 support at Linux Conf AU 2010. If you're going to LCA next week, you can check out my talk at Friday at 10:30am in the Ilott Theatre. I'll have a USB 3.0 demo for the brave souls that make it to morning talks. ^_^ If you miss it due to being hung over or not being able to attend LCA, I believe they'll be video taping it.
LCA is being held in Wellington, New Zealand, this year. Jamey and I are going bike camping for two weeks afterwards. As Martin Short put it, "I planned a spontaneous adventure." Let's hope Captain Ron doesn't screw it up. ;)
Any suggestions of cool things to see on the North Island? We're probably going to National Park, Te Kuite, Auckland, and the Coromandel Peninsula. Anything else in that general area?