Early awakening

I was woken this morning by the sound of our doorbell, at exactly 8:00. It was the new washing machine, or more precisely the washing machine delivery man. The house had a washing machine in it when we arrived, but our landlord wanted £1.50 each per week for the machine. We thought we could do better than that and found a £100 reconditioned Zanussi machine or three, that we went for instead. You do the maths, but we’ll save a pretty penny this way, and we get a better machine to boot!

The first week of Uni went quite well. I’ve got some really interesting modules, like Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, but even the more standard ones like Language Specification & Implementation and Computational Mathematics look good and will definitely get those grey cells going! In addition to this, my current idea for my final year project is looking good: trying to get Linux on an old Sky Digibox (a PACE 2500N). So far everyone I’ve spoken to think it’s a good idea if it’s possible, but that’s the thrill of it all!

Jess is off doing a traffic survey today, getting paid £30 for two hours work! I thought the weather would be miserable and opted out of the exercise even though everyone else in the house has gone, although now it’s turned out fine, if a bit cold. Never mind, gives me plenty of time to tidy this room up a bit!

That reminds me, I need to put a load of washing on…

2 thoughts on “Early awakening

  1. Did you ever follow up on the Sky Digibox thing? I found a Pace 2500 and was wondering if something fun could be done with it, and came across this.

    • No, it turns out the SoC was a custom job for Pace/Sky and it’s impossible to get any documentation for it, so a kernel port is a no go. Not only that but by today’s standards it’s puny so no point looking at it again.

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