Archives January 2005

Kinda fascinating watching Cinemon work (Though it means I can't update the running copy)

I've been watching our client's network through Cinemon for the last 3 hours now, trying to figure out how to go about making it easier to "see into" what's going on (looks like they've had some serious outage, now coming back online). No great insights as of yet, though my not actually knowing what the ...

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A perfect evening (From the Book of Questions...)

This question came up at my last party, and my answer was too brief to capture what I dream of, so here's the expanded version (warning, don't expect anything grand, I'm a bit of an Epicurean at heart):

We are in our home. The home is modest, but well designed, near the university where we ...

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No sleep for the over-stimulated (Maybe I shouldn't think about work before bed...)

Made the mistake of running over everything I want to get done tomorrow as I was trying to get to sleep. 2.5 hours later, can't sleep, as I'm still spinning ideas... not even really ideas, just priorities mostly, which items need to be in the 1.0 release, how to get everyone on the same page ...

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The Inexact in Design (Section roughed out now...)

This section discusses the use of play in the sense of loosness, in the design process. It's obviously going to need a lot more text, as the number of issues it touches is large. Still, the basic idea is there. Could use a lot more playfulness in the writing, I think. Anyway, read away, ...

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Lots of rewriting to make this work (Pointer handling is pretty deep in the system...)

Making the pointer handling code simpler is proving rather involved. PyOpenGL is written (not by me, this is all Tarn's code) as a set of macros that expand 4 or 5 levels deep even before it gets to SWIG, which is essentially an interlocking set of macro expansions. The problem is that the pointer-handling basically ...

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Should have gone shopping this week (New camera was supposed to be picked up during boxing-week sales...)

I'm planning on giving my camera to Shane when I buy a replacement I can actually use. Was intending to get out this week to buy it, but instead I wound up spending the entire time working.

Shane reminded me about it again last night and suggested I try Shopper's drug mart, as they are ...

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Last minute invite (But not that *kind* of bed party, darn it...)

Was just sitting down to start work on PyOpenGL when Shane and Simon called from Lua's party asking me to bring along my Cranium game. So, toddled down to her place (she lives about 4 blocks away) and spent the evening playing Cranium (well, we didn't even finish a single game) then sitting around discussing ...

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