Programming Projects, Part 4

31 Jan 2005

Paul R. Potts

Hmmm. It has been a few days, and I have not had a lot of time at the computer. I did read part of Paul Graham’s discussion of continuations, and ran some little demonstrations under PLT Scheme. More on that later.

I have not decided if I’m going to pay for VMWare, or whether I should give QEMU another shot. The Windows/Linux split is kind of a pain; I’ve wanted to leave the machine in Win2K instead of Linux so that Isaac can try out the contents of the Retro Gamer Magazine CD-ROMs. They’ve even provided a game construction set, and Isaac has built a little breakout game. I’m happy to see him doing something on the computer, even if it is mostly following a tutorial. So it stays in Win2K for now.

It would also be useful if I could really non-destructively resize and move all my partitions, both FAT, swap, and ext3. I should see if Knoppix has a tool to do that. I don’t want to find out after the fact that it has trashed my drive beyond recovery, though. There isn’t anything on the PC that is critical or original data and needs to be backed up, but just getting everything installed and configured is time-consuming. I’d hate to have to start over.

Maybe I should keep it in Win2K and set it up to run Linux under VMWare? Doable, but again, probably very time-consuming to set up. With a little more money I’d just put a second PC next to the first with a switch for the display, keyboard, and trackball. This could be useful if I ever pick up a Mac mini.

But anyway, I’m procrastinating. The projects are still on my radar. More later.

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