Disease, Radioactive Gas, and Shackles

Yes, I’m still alive…just! I seem to have come down with a bad cold / pretty mild flu just yesterday, but that’s no excuse for not having posted anything for 21 days. Mind you, it’s better than some people, who haven’t posted since September 19th!

Not a huge amount has been happening on my side of the story really. I went caving last week, down a hole called Giants Pot (or Cave, who knows) in Derbyshire. It’s one of those caves that you’re recommended not to go down more than once or twice a year due to the high levels of radon… I went down a couple of years ago and followed much the same route: walk about a bit, go down a 5m pitch (we laddered it this time; I hate ladders!), then walk down the Crab’s Walk (it’s so narrow you have to go sideways most of the way), then back up again. Not bad, but very tiring!

In other news, my project is doing better than I could have ever imagined, but there are still some major hurdles to overcome, not least that I still can’t read/write the flash chips (need to build the JTAG adapter), and I’ll have lots of fun shoving a Linux kernel in 2MB of FLASH, not to mention running a whole system in 2MB of RAM! Fun!