Archives week 14 of 2005

April 4, 2005 - April 10, 2005

ZZZ in the springtime (Plans solidify when you give out credit-card numbers...)


Finally made all the arrangements for my little excursion to ZZZ. Going to be taking along D'Arcy's laptop and doing ~3 or 4 days work during the 6 day trip. Apparently XXX does have internet access, so I should be able to use that. The motel, however, has nothing :( . Guess I'll spend ...

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Ah, Windows, I miss thee not at all... (Sandra's computer decides to corrupt itself...)


I think I may have completed my transition to Linux geek.

Our downstairs neigbours (Sandra, Hernandez, David and Abraham) have a Win2K box running on some cheap hardware someone sold them (for a bit too much). I built the Win2K install for them, as the store had neglected to actually install or configure any of ...

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Party passed pleasingly (The popularity of the last-girl-sitting...)


Simon's party last night was lively (as normal for his parties), lots of friendly, interesting people. Probably more computer people than previously, which changes the dynamic... more of a wheeling-and-dealing feel than the heavily arts and philosophy oriented crowd.

Got into a weird debate with Leslie. My feeling is that ethics must be the ...

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Not a day to be inside (Yet here I sit...)


I have an incredibly strong urge to take a walk, go for some coffee, take some photographs, or otherwise get out of this room. It is gorgeous out and I'm sitting here not getting any work done on OpenGLContext because I keep hoping the phone will ring and there will be some (social) reason ...

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Nevow's templates are quite elegant (Just wish there was some documentation...)


Spent the whole day on Zonez work, with an hour in the middle for a meeting with Stephen (the client). Kept going longer than I should have thinking I could get the whole thing done today, just wound up with sore hands. XXX is going to be off at a feast, so can't phone ...

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MythTV program database off by one hour [solved] (Write it up even though it's been written up in the mailing list...)


"Sympathetic User"'s support encouraged me to actually fix this problem today. Turns out the problem with MythTV was with reliance on a bug in Qt <= 3.3.3 which was fixed in 3.3.4. The MythTV folks have checked a fix in, but it'll likely be a while before that shows up ...

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Days of raging cleaning (Keeping it managable is just as important as building it in the first place)


Spent the whole day today either quashing little bugs that had crept into the Cinemon 1.0 tree (or were bothering Tim in BasicProperty), or cleaning out the cruft in the Cinemon issue tracker. Oh, also did some work on learning rc.d syntax and structure before realising that rc.local was the preferred approach ...

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Problem is that the writer knows you too well (Pushes buttons better left un-pushed...)


I had a very disturbing dream last night. Won't bore you with the details, suffice it to say that the main plot read like a doomed-wish-fulfillment fantasy. It was disturbing because it was one of those dreams where you wake up from it in stages, realising part of that wonderful world is gone or ...

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Long days are made of these (Who am I to disagree...)


Most of the work-day was occupied with a management meeting. After that answered a few emails, then did a few hours on a project that's just come free from an external block, so is now back in my court.

Made some curry, then helped Rosey with her assignments (due tomorrow, of course). The curry ...

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Need a better book-keeping solution (Tracking down receipts for Ken tomorrow...)


Today was all work on Cinemon 2.0 features. Took a break mid-day to run out and buy groceries, since we've not had any since I got home from PyCon... I bought a passel or two, to restock the depleted "emergency food" supplies (frozen chicken nuggets, frozen veggies, rice, beans) but when I got ...

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