I installed OpenBSD 3.3 on the IBM 390E laptop last night, wiping out the butchered RedHat install that was on it. Apparently, the TP 390E is better supported under OpenBSD, as my ESS Solo1 sound processing doesn't die after APM sleep (under Linux, I had BIOS upgraded, and run through all the combinations of rmmod/insmod, and tried the alternate drivers as per Craig Kulesa's site). Granted, the monolithic kernel that I use has a bunch of support which I don't need, so I'll be stripping that down. I'll put more info up on my OpenBSD Thinkpad 390E. So far, it's been good overall, except that it screwed up my mod_perl hack session with Kevin and Eric (chroot apache + perl modules issues).
Now I'm just recreating my development environment, and then I'll get to port all the code I've written for Linux. ;)
Ender's Game takes another big bite out of the smart kid makes good genre that I apparently eat like candy. Yeah, there are issues, but then again this is just the first book in a series that is modelled after Asimov's Foundation series, and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; and with such overarching ambitions, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the book is about a hacker kid coming to terms with his various intelligences and his situation in life.