When the tools don’t work

So, last night after the meeting I wanted to relax a bit, and what’s more relaxing than writing a software you need in Ruby? And as I moved the DSL router on the other floor, what I need most now is a way to tell if the DSL line is connected or not, without using the HTTP interface, or going downstairs to look at the LEDs.

I then started writing the basic Korundum app, so that I could start creating a monitoring software using SNMP (and snmplib, that sounds way saner than Net-SNMP); of course the SCM I’ve been using was GIT, what else could I use? 🙂 I also wanted to try the Version Control features of emacs with GIT, but this seemed not to work correctly :/

Basically even if I tell emacs to commit and give it a log message, the commit never happens 🙁 I’ll see to debug that later today, maybe I can come to a fix that will make the support work, but first I need to understand a bit of lisp, which is the hard part.

On a quasi-related note, related to the router, mostly, today I had to plug the second UPS in because there was a power line problem, and being disconnected while the rest of the network worked was a bit annoying 😉
Now I shouldn’t have any problem, and this is good especially because the weather doesn’t promise any sun in the next day at least.