Archives week 31 of 2005

Aug. 1, 2005 - Aug. 7, 2005

ctypes-ing the night away (Shake-shake-shake your bootie... though that doesn't move one forward very far...)


Although it was tempting to try to rewrite the whole VOIP billing front-end in Django this evening as a test, I decided that getting OpenGL-ctypes moved forward would be a bigger net win for the world. So, sat down and wrapped the GLUT font pointers and the GLU tessellation structure/functions.

I've got to ...

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A little more time with Django (All in all I like it...)


Have just finished reading through the tutorial. Unfortunately, after finding the solution to the admin interface not showing up (you have to specify the "admin" settings file, despite the tutorial's assertion that the two settings files are the same), ran into a failure with a many-to-many relationship (can't delete). No big deal, still ...

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Thoughts on BasicProperty in the morning (How to unify the dozens of domain-modelling descriptor libraries?)


As I covered in my talk this past PyCon, we're getting a proliferation of domain-modelling frameworks in Python. I'm actually responsible for 2 of them myself (OpenGLContext's fields and BasicProperty). There's also Traits, Zope's fields, and a similar system in PEAK.

When you consider PyTable (which creates BasicProperty properties from ...

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Nicolas


You give eternally
So you are loved
Made an icon
To sell cola
Children cry your name
With lists of toys attached
They ignore your power
Darker stories from the past
Of powerful magics
Serving implacable justice
They would rather not know
The force behind their favourite myth
So they imagine you fat and jolly ...

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Millis are metering (Thomas fixes bug, I run into weird bad-pointer exception...)


Thomas posted a patch yesterday that seems to take care of the callback deallocation problem I was having with OpenGL-ctypes. Unfortunately, it didn't move me very far forward. I'm now seeing a crash inside the GLUT mainloop, particularly during a call to glFlush().

Only thing I can think of at the moment that ...

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Perilous Reflection


What we need is not complex
Food, shelter, air and water
Life is simple and direct
Though red of tooth and claw

To feel out what we want however
Takes more than lifetime's span
Of deep thought, somber introspection
and that most perilous reflection

For those who do the most
To conquer this great ...

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Inkscape seems to have hosed itself (Or maybe some glibc problems...)


Can't sleep (too hot, too sweaty, too tired), so thought I'd work on a personal "business" card. That is, one to hand out to people interested in me, for whatever reason (academic, personal), not Vex, or VexTech, or Cinemon. I want the design as minimalistic as possible. Basically just my name, VRPlumber.com ...

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On Invitations Now Passed


Maybe I could have stretched
Though it's really not my thing
Worn braces and new shoes
Or so my thoughts run now
Imagining the baking clay
And I'll admit it
High-cut skirts and briefer tops
It doesn't seem so bad a day
Weaving back and forth
To have a little play

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