Archives week 5 of 2005
Jan. 31, 2005 - Feb. 6, 2005
You should probably read this series of letters and articles. Churchill's article is obviously intended to be inflamatory. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe it's the only way to wake up the United States to the insanity of their foreign policy.
I doubt it will make a difference (especially given the Chancellor's spineless reaction ...!-->!-->
Didn't sleep well last night, so wound up spending basically the entire day trying to make up for it. Still kinda out of it.
Still having weird problems with the OpenGLContext renderer. Anyway, should make myself some coffee and work on that. Want to finish watching Minority Report (first time) first, though.
I converted Jelle's project to run in OpenGLContext, but when I did so, the rendering went all to heck, seemingly randomly losing triangular faces. Turns out it wasn't random, it was an artefact of the GLU tessellator wherein it was generating polygons which were in reverse order vertex-wise to those passed in as "solid".
Oh, sure, there's a few people who were looking for Python or virtual reality information. Apparently a lot of (likely disappointed) Curious George fans too, but really it's Willendorf and Claire who draw almost all of the search-engine-originating traffic (44 hits for those two).
Only things that people seem more concerned about is clutter. Strange ...!-->!-->
Was up at some ungodly hour this morning (though I steadfastly refused to answer the phone for whatever nut-case phoned me at 9 in the morning), so I think I'll use up an hour of this week's overtime (I have 7 hours extra just this week, which isn't a huge amount, but when you're not ...
Other than about 4 hours on the phone with D'Arcy, and about an hour tweaking the SIP pager demo, I've spent the last two (long!) days coding up feature requests and bug fixes gleaned on Tuesday. There's still a few left, but, save one, they're either involved (e.g. finding difficult to reproduce bugs), or likely ...
Spent the day up at ACI hammering out an agreement on the 1.0 features and then interviewing Bryan and three of the technical staff regarding their use of Cinemon and what changes they'd like to see. They seem to like it overall, most changes proposed were either enhancements or minor cosmetic changes.
"It makes dealing ...!-->!-->
Day was rather fragmented (again). Mostly due to calls from D'Arcy. Was getting weird failures in the "EFT" server (now the "Payment" server). Turned out to be caused by a socket not getting closed in the test cases. Only showed up on the production server. Only occurred when the tests were run in given order. ...