Archives June 2004

Dates for hiking (Two of them... too bad neither is a date-as-such)

Lisa, Shiva and I will likely be going on a car-hike on the weekend of the 25th. Natasha (former gf) wants to do one as well, much sooner than that (i.e. in 10 days or so). I put on shoes today for the first time since dancing on Saturday... ouch... the "wounds" are definitely not ...

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Moving work into Gentoo (Well, really just a little more work toward it...)

Too wired (far too much caf coffee at PyGTA) to work on Cinemon directly this evening (luckily I was pretty much done anyway), so I dumped the live database and am loading it into Gentoo.

Since it's taking forever I've been doing some work to create and submit ebuilds for many of my open-source projects. ...

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I make things *way* too complex sometimes (Laying out 16,000 modems is hard, laying out 80 groups is easy (well easier))

Instead of a 1.8MB file, I get a 14KB file. Instead of taking 10 seconds to produce, it takes an unnoticably small time. It's a heck of a lot faster to load, and it's much easier to understand. Anyway, now that I've got the layout algorithm working, I can start adding in the node visualisations ...

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Slogs of war (Layout algorithms...)

Whole day so far has been layout algorithms. So far even just the lines for the graph are 1.8MB of SVG. The problem is that generic layouts wind up creating extremely imbalanced graphs, but doing the analysis of which groups to give more space is taking far too long. Oh well, continuing to slog on ...

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Hmm, John Stewart just lost it for a second (Even if I do agree...)

Has a right-wing gent on with a book about the connection between Al Quaeda and Iraq and he just lost the whole objectivity thing when the chap came up with some gem about mustard gas use in the Iran-Iraq war being unproven (keep in mind the topic of the guest's book). Was funny, but it ...

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New TwistedSNMP and PyDispatcher available (Mmmmmm open-source-software...)

Have just released a new version of TwistedSNMP which now catches errors during attempts to send messages and reports them back to the original deferred call.

Also released version 1.0.0 (final) of PyDispatcher, which lets you set up multi-producer-multi-consumer communications channels within a Python process. No big changes there, PyDispatcher has been basically stable ...

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If the man telling you to commit suicide isn't dead (Why would you trust him?)

Just wondering. It seems pretty stupid to believe someone who says all good little believers should arise and kill themselves who is not themselves dead. I actually have problems with following the ones who have offed themselves (and others), but at a minimum I demand death from my death-cult leaders.

I don't care if you're ...

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Weird error showing up (socket.error: (65, 'No route to host'))

Periodic scanner was hung up for about 4 hours there by a strange socket error "no route to host". Not sure if Tim changed something in the routing tables, or if a router somewhere blew up. Going to have to alter the code to gracefully handle the condition. No big deal, just generalise which errors ...

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Oh, yes, yesterday (Gifts and weddings and such-a-like)

Everything yesterday went as-expected. Mom came into town with Aunt Marg (who's still incredibly spritely for an 80+ woman) and her nephew and niece (Ken and Marilyn). Mom seemed to like her gift (a Royal Daulton figurine).

The wedding was rather larger than I'd expected (Shademan has a lot of family). Got to meet Yvonne ...

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PyOpenGL *is* now building cleanly on Gentoo (One-line fix...)

With a one-line fix, PyOpenGL is back to building on Gentoo. I haven't tried installing it, as I don't know how Gentoo would react to my unmerging PyOpenGL right in the middle of emerging 7 updated (but unrelated) packages.

Spent the "morning" (I actually slept until 4pm or so) working on summarising Cinemon for managerial ...

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