Archives February 2005

I'd forgotten just how intense Cranium games get (At least, when Shane and Shademan are playing...)


Had a few friends over for games night tonight. Thing is, all of the "girls" headed off to Rose's bedroom, so it was just the four guys playing. It was far more intense than I really like my Cranium games... Shademan and Shane just care so much about winning. Oh well, fun nonetheless, just ...

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Blockage leads to learning (The wild and wacky worlds of VOIP and Web Services)


Wow, I'm really upping my buzzword-compliance today! Since we're still working on getting the Cinemon CVS repository online, I've been blocked on my primary project, so I figured I'd spend the day familiarising myself with the various tools we'll be using for the upcoming VOIP/Web Service project (starting Monday ...

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Substrate failures (Source-code control and patch both mess up my day's productivity...)


Today's work was all about migrating to the live server. As I've mentioned before, there are problems with the patch on the server that prevent me applying the diffs from the dev machine for PySNMP. After quite a long period fighting with patch I decided that I'd produce an internal "version" of ...

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Since it came up this weekend (If people are in the market for contract programmers...)


Yes, we (VexTech/The Cain Gang) are available for hire for programming projects. Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss a project.

We, incidentally, includes D'Arcy (maintainer of PyGreSQL, and a developer on PostgreSQL and NetBSD), Tim (the creator of the Vaults of Parnasus, primary sysadmin of Vex, and our resident ...

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Morning meetings and evening hacking (With a nap in the middle to handle the first and prepare for the second...)


We've started having our management meetings during the daytime (as D'Arcy is no longer working primarily at the one client's offices). Can't say I love the hour's commute, or getting up at unreasonable hours, but I got a lift back, and it's nice to pat the kitty-cats (they have ...

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PyDispatcher as a source of inspiration... (Now we just need to make it a component people want to use.)


Philip J. Eby has an interesting little article. First because he mentions PyDispatcher, second because he points to a Christopher Alexander article. The Alexander article isn't world-changing, but I always find it interesting when software developers quote architectural theoreticians (and yes, I know it's common with Alexander in particular).

Week fills up rather quickly (Seems like just yesterday it was going to be quiet and productive...)


Shiva and Shademan prodded me into action on the games night, so we're going to do Scrabble and Cranium on Friday. Also found out Rosey is planning to do a little gathering here on Thursday night. That leaves just tomorrow evening to do the extra-project work I want to get done this week.

Can ...

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Changing strings to tuples has far-reaching effects (PySNMP optimisation might constitute a fork?)


Today I spent almost exclusively on getting the tuple-based OID code worked through PySNMP, TwistedSNMP and Cinemon. The changes were far more extensive than I was hoping. They are mostly integrated, but it's going to take a few more hours to track down all of the string-assumptive code.

Anyway, the OID class now seems ...

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Patches suck time (Greedy little performance enhancing vermin that they are...)


So, other than spending... I don't even want to think about how much time... working with D'Arcy this morning, I worked on getting the patch for PySNMP put together (SourceForge's CVS being back online). That was going to be a 20 minute task before I started the real work on fixing the ...

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Oh, Marjan is alive (Just doesn't check her email very often I'm told...)


I'd asked Marjan (I know, I know, stop relying on file photos!) if she'd like to go to Dan's party. She just got the email yesterday (day after the party). Sigh. How can anyone leave email unread for multiple days when they are at home? I mean, I find it refreshing when ...

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