Archives October 2005

Pleasant visit and then coffee (With an annoying traffic ridden commute in the middle)


Out to Mississauga again to visit Shiva and Shademan. Pleasant little brunch and then about 3 hours out walking in the rain. Got a little wet. Wound up leaving far too late and then hitting very heavy traffic. Spent something like 30 minutes in line at the grocery store (more traffic of a sort), then ...

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Two half books (Neither particularly relevant)


Spent the day on two books. The first was "The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries" which was, as you will recall, something to which I was rather looking forward. This is a very large book (about 360 pages), of which I only read the first 250 today. Honestly the thesis just hasn't ...

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I don't use office applications enough (Openoffice eats my business proposal...)


Very frustrating evening here. Had one of those "oh, heck, I should save this since I've put so much effort into it" moments, you know the ones. You're sure the software is supposed to be doing a backup in the background, but still, you don't want to rely on that.

Oh well ...

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Bit of hacking for OpenGL-ctypes (Images or bust... or something like that...)


I've been so busy lately that I haven't even looked at the OpenGL folder (the 124 unread messages count is scaring me). So, rather than do something useful and see what people are asking about, I decided to do some coding on OpenGL-ctypes. Basically I decided to get the image-handling working.

Didn't ...

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In Hairy Fists


What a perverse thrill
Holding an artefact of highest technology
Elegant, machined within a hair of perfection
Fragile in its way, destroyed by the slightest shock
Taking it in hand
Not gingerly or tenderly
But with a hand remembering those first rocks
Raised in hairy fists
That, were one to ponder, lead to this artefact ...

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I'm a Lumberjack (Logging the night away...)


I've just spent the last few hours building event-logging functionality into the VOIP front-end. Turned out to be far less painful than I'd thought it would be. There were a few places where I had to do some funky code to provide a formatted note regarding what had been done, but in most ...

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Six Billion People Live


Somewhere six billion people live
For every scant connection that I make
Six hundred thousand are still-born
I will never smile at them
Never offer them my food
Listen to their problems
Hold them as they weep
Or laugh with them in joy
I fly over some small fraction
Wondering whether to add them to ...

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