Archives week 24 of 2004

June 14, 2004 - June 20, 2004

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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PyOpenGL isn't building cleanly even on Gentoo (Looks as though SWIG checking needs to get a lot more anal)

SWIG wrapper generation is attempting to continue even when it finds that it doesn't have the right version, that just makes bad things happen. Anyway, should sleep now, just booted into Gentoo to start the system off on building xorg-x11 while I'm busy and got distracted a little. Also looks as though I need to ...

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Think that about wraps up the week (13 hours is too long a time to sit in one spot)

Mostly work on UI stuff again today. Nothing really exciting, just cleaning up and converting to the new UI style. Unfortunately, I didn't wind up getting a chance to work on the product summary document (that was going to be my first task of the day, but then I got side-tracked trying to figure out ...

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A slogging we have gone (And some shopping too...)

Today was all about the UI. Mostly refactoring the various pages to use the same basic tabular control where it's useful (and extending the control to support that). The person and group editing pages are now back up and running and at least moderately usable. The trigger editing/inserting isn't working (the choice-of-event control has gone ...

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Hmm, still up (Realised I have to get moving on replacing the computer)

Ken, our long-suffering business-person once again brought up the fact that I should really be moving off of the flaky machine, so I've just asked him to get me some prices for replacing the motherboard, cpu, and memory. I also threw in a replacement for the broken MSNatural (original) keyboard, and a new (cheap) case ...

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Shopping tomorrow (Can't look shabby at the wedding...)

Need to buy new dancing shoes and a decent shirt (think I'll go for either lime green, red or blue this time) for my suit (yes I do own one). I haven't the foggiest where one goes to get reasonably priced, yet stylish men's footwear in Toronto, I normally buy boots and/or hiking shoes. Luckily ...

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Some more things to do for Eric (When I get a chance...)

Working with Eric this evening has pointed out a few more things that I'll need to work on to make it feel comfortable:
  • single-instance operation -- i.e. when I select a .py file and choose "edit" in konqueror I should have the file loaded in the current instance, not starting up another instance

  • drag-and-drop -- ...

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