It’s rather strange, but I’m starting to see “noise floor calibration” errors with my Corega wireless card on my Thinkpad. I was running rtorrent and seeding the Jaunty ISO, in an effort to overload my wireless router. And as a result, I seem to have overloaded my wireless card.
I’m not sure where exactly the “noise” is coming from. I had a mess of errors this morning — all resulting in a full network stop — and had to reboot once or twice to get back online. It’s possible I was picking up noise from elsewhere in the building, or perhaps the wireless card is too close to the radio while Revolution Void is playing at high volume.
Or wait, you mean that’s not the noise we’re talking about here?
Right now it seems to be behaving, but it’s a full 12 hours later, most of the building is out enjoying a Saturday evening, the sun is down (I have enough experience with encrypted network transmissions to blame just about anything on sunspots) and the music is off. And that’s just the beginning of my list of “noise”-producing possibilities.
Anyway, it’s something else to add to the list of Not Very Important Things That I Should Probably Solve, But Probably Never Will. That darned list gets longer every day. …