Archives March 2005

Just what am I doing up? (Well, in fact, working...)


Couldn't sleep for ideas popping into my head for Cinemon, so spent a few hours on various approaches to speeding things up. Spent some time trying to get yapsnmp compiled, eventually just gave up after I finally got it to compile and the silly make file didn't install the c module.

Then played ...

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Human beings are not intended to be getting up at this hour! (Introduces thoughts of mortality into the dreams...)


Actually wound up waking up an hour before I needed to to get to the management meeting. My dreams were just a parade of various death-related themes, composing funeral dirges for aetheists, remodelling homes to allow those in non-functional relationships to move on without appearing to reject the dead.

Not a happy and peppy morning ...

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Seem to have lost my descriptors notes in the move to Linux (Oh well, not that hard to find projects using them...)


Continuing work on the PyCon presentation. Charged through the entire next section either writing rough text or making point-form notes. This is the section describing the post 2.2 descriptor-base projects and the ways that meta-programmers have been (ab)using them to create interesting effects.

Among those are two of my own projects. The first ...

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Day goes well until I get back to the question of performance (Though a bug showed up when it went live...)

Spent the bulk of the day on the counter-history download XMLRPC code. That's now working, but the silly modem-current-value code is failing due to an XMLRPC linearisation problem when run on the live system. Grr. Aside:

Really need to have a decent "trusted" Python-to-Python RPC mechanism that's Twisted and non-Twisted friendly which can ...

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Hmm, did I miss the anniversary? (Sort-of, if leap years didn't count...)


Just struck me, this is March first, therefore this blog is now a year old (it was started on February 29th, 2004). 687 posts so far. Hmm, no way to scroll back through the entire archives save by going through the category links or manually editing urls. Oh well, not a lot of weighty material ...

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The key to happiness is detachment from the things of this world (Or, people are better (but slower) than Bryan assumes they are...)


Somebody found and turned in the bag! While I suppose there's some "romantic" part of the population that was probably rooting for the bag's little voyage a liberte (hmm, have to figure out what I need to do to create accented characters in Linux some day), those of us who have sold out ...

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Sleep would be good about now... (It refuses to come, so I think about encryption)


Okay, I'm sure there's some obvious reason this won't work, since it seems so obvious, and lots of people are working in this area, but it's keeping me awake, so may as well inflict it on others...

Goal: make encrypted email communication the norm.
Partial Problem: need for registration with keyservers ...

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I need to write faster (Get the paper done and work on the presentation!)


Worked on the PyCon paper some more this evening (when I wasn't bumping into bugs here and there in OOo). Mostly just getting the section introducing data descriptors roughed out and doing some more work on the functions-to-non-data-descriptors generalisation.

Problem is, I still have a lot of material to cover and I'm spending ...

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