Archives August 2004

Extreme Twisted Goodness! (Days are more productive with extreme programming... though having a "User" would be useful)

The day's work was basically getting the hierarchy-discovery code moved into the ping-scanner framework. As a side effect, I've finally built a full-system simulator for the CMTS+Channels+modems... makes writing tests much easier, which in turn gives a better feel to the development process... a good day :) .

The actual mock CMTS + Modems are ...

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The Italian Job and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Flicks in the field)

Just got back from the free movie night at U of T. Rather a large crowd for the early show (The Italian Job, which honestly wasn't that spectacular a movie), much smaller for the late show. Was good to see Natasha, but had one of those moments; you know, the one where the woman is ...

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Dinners upon dinners upon movies... (Raining and pouring...)

Wound up going to Shiva and Shademan's place on Sunday, then had Shane and Golnar over for dinner yesterday, going to Shademan's parent's place for dinner, then out to see Farenheit 9/11 this evening, and if the weather is good, planning to go see a movie in the UofT football field tomorrow. I dimly remember ...

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Joy of Twisted (Well, sort of an ennui, really...)

For days now I've been working in Twisted, building a severely trimmed-down version of Cinemon. Every so often little glimmers of greatness show up, but then I have to create yet another 2 functions to deal with success/failure cases, and the glimmer fades.

As I've mentioned time and again to anyone who will listen; the ...

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Simpler solutions make life simpler... (Abandoning chaining in favour of updating)

As mentioned a while ago, I was trying to build a chaining mechanism into TwistedSNMP's OIDStore mechanism, the idea being that you could mix-and-match OIDStores so that you could compose test-cases readily from pre-built OIDStore fragments.

Problem was that the code became hideous. It's just a graph-traversal algorithm, but the code wasn't written with graph-traversal ...

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Couldn't give away the Molé (So I just didn't make it tonight...)

Tim, Shiva, Shademan, Lisa, Golnar, and Shane were all unavailable, Natasha had already eaten, and Krysta couldn't get past the idea of chocolate and chicken together, so I had no-one for whom to cook (well, turns out I would have had Rosey, but I didn't know that). Anyway, guess I'll cook it tomorrow after I ...

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Chaining OIDStores in TwistedSNMP (Today's little side project...)

TwistedSNMP has a mechanism called an OIDStore, which allows you to define the values to be returned from a (server-side) agent. At the moment, these are quite simplistic creations, basically either a bisect-sorted list or a BSDDB btree database (the OIDStore must be ordered, which is why a simple dictionary wouldn't work).

That works fine ...

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Confluence of problems kills the week's blogging (And no-one notices...)

Well, a corrupted zope.fs backup, a failed upgrade being too fastidious in cleaning up data (killing live instance), and shazaam, the blog has to go back to the previous week's backup.

This afternoon I need to nip out and pick up some food from the supermarket so that I can cook some molé this evening. ...

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