The vendor was extremely responsive and cooperative in regards to these security issues. All issues are fixed in the CVS HEAD of Electric Sheep client development and will be included in the next release.And indeed 2.6.4 was out and in the repositories well before the report.
What is a CYBUG?from SF
The CYBUG SERIES is a new, exciting type of educational kit. It combined elements of electronics, robotics, mechanics, and biology in a unique and lovable form. It's instructional, very easy to build, and fun to customize. The instruction manual is easy to read, and describes how to solder, the function of each component, and the components function in the actual robot. These kits are intended for novice robotisists.
The operating CYBUG acts as a living organism, with behavior and instinct designed in it's circuitry. One of the most interesting characteristics of the CYBUG is it's ability to seek out it's own food source and energize itself. Just as a honeybee is attracted to a flower for it's nectar, the CYBUG is drawn to the light of the SUN-FLOWER, where it is provided with a meal of raw energy ( which it charges it's batteries with! )
The CYBUG is just one member of a new robotic eco-system which parallels nature in a unique and fascinating manner while educating it's owners in fundamentals of electronics, robotics, biology, and control systems. It is available either in kit form or with circuit board completed.
our disk i/o is about a 3rd of the write traffic from last week... and the average wait per io is down from ~70ms to ~20ms. yay :)Back in August 2005 the sheep network was rendering about 23 frames per minute. Now after the high definition pipeline has finally stabilized it's cranking out 220. Frames are about 240KBytes of JPEG each. The email refers to the latest in a long series of optimizations that have allowed twinlark to remain responsive not only to the sheep network but to its many other users.
Dean and I have an interesting division of labor in the server. I make the server slower by adding features, users, and render jobs. Dean notices performance sucks, profiles, and makes it not suck :) More often a programmer's territory is by file, module, or feature. When a programmer optimizes their own code their efforts are often misdirected by attachments. Worse is premature optimization. Our system avoids these problems because Dean doesn't even know I've done something except by its effects.
oh did i mention fixing crashed disks overnight on a weekend? amazing. can't wait for the next 10x. yay :)