Vacation and work travel

So this last week I’ve been on vacation, but just hanging out at home hoping to catch up on some things.  One of the projects I’ve been working on this week is trying to write a driver for lirc to use a USB-attached IR receiver on Mac OS X.  One of my MythTV boxes is running on Mac OS X, and it’s annoying to have the little white Apple remote be the only one that works on it (it’s a nice simple remote, but there’s just not enough buttons on it to be useful for a full entertainment center).  I’ve been hoping to get that driver working before I left so my wife could use a real remote while I’m gone.  Not quite there yet, not much time left.  I made major progress on it this afternoon though while the kids were watching the new movies they got in their Easter baskets.

Tomorrow afternoon (Monday) I leave to head out to Mountain View for our quarterly all-hands meeting at Mozilla.  The following week I’ll be attending an Asterisk training program put on by Digium in San Jose (teach me everything I need to know to run the PBX system at Mozilla), so I’ll be away from home for two weeks.  It’s always fun visiting Mozilla, but it’s not going to be fun being away from the family for that long.

2 thoughts on “Vacation and work travel”

  1. OK, so how’s your progress? Just got a Mac Mini for a HD-capable MythTV frontend, and I too am frustrated with the (lack of) capabilities of the Apple remote.

    Any ideas appreciated on how to get a full remote working with MythTV in OS X on a mini.

  2. It sat for several months, I worked on it a bit again a few weeks ago. It’s theoretically feature complete at this point, except it’s crashy, and I need to kill off the crash before it’ll be usable.

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