We all have projects that have been pushed onto the back burner, or even shoved
into a closet to be dealt with "later, when I have time". Every once in a while
I get freaked out by all the crap I'm not doing. To purge my guilty conscious
so I can finally work on one of these projects this evening, I present my list
of "dusty projects":
- LPCUSB This is a small open source project to write a slave-side USB
stack for the NXP LPC2xxx ARM microprocessors. We want to use this for the
rocket, but the code needs to use interrupts instead of polling and support
isochronous transfers. I actually ran into Bertrik, who started the project,
on the LessWatts IRC channel today. He gave me commit access a year ago and
I haven't touched it. Ouch.
- usbfs2 I've talked a little
about this project before. The rewrite of usbfs has been put on hold until I
can work through Zach Brown's aio patches. They make my head hurt, and I've
been avoiding them.
- Sunbird and RTM integration The official Remember the Milk plugin to
integrate your todo list with Mozilla's calendaring software, Sunbird, lacks
offline support. If I have an internet connection why would I use Sunbird?
Someone posted on my old livejournal, asking me to keep them informed of my
progress on writing a GCal backend for this. Uh, yeah, the project never
made it past the initial blog post explaining the problem.
- Switching to mbsync I've been wanting to read email on multiple
laptops for a month now, which means my current fetchmail setup isn't going
to cut it. I need to use IMAP instead of POP3, but I've avoided touching
that project with a ten-foot pole. The Gmail interface is good enough for me
- Enabling better PM on my eeepc I haven't used powerTOP to optimize my
eeepc power consumption yet. The batteries last about 2.5-3 hours with the
wifi enabled, but I suspect I can do better. I also haven't fixed the
problem where the laptop doesn't actually turn off when I power it down.
Arjan told me it might be a BIOS bug, and Brandon suggested it was the intel
sound module. I haven't checked either of these yet.
That's enough of a list for now. I could dig more dusty projects out of my
brain, but that would stop me from working on any of them. I think I'll tackle
the hardest one, which is reading Zach's aio patches. Good luck with your own