Archives week 5 of 2005

Jan. 31, 2005 - Feb. 6, 2005

Another fascinating article from Shane (Apparently Fox News has decided to castigate this chap instead of dealing with the issues...)

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 ...

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Siren call of sleep (Day disappears in the pursuit of rest)

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.

Explanation of sorts for why conversion of Jelle's project didn't work (Tessellation was producing counter-clock-wise geometry...)

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".

Haven't ...

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Most readers are looking for maids and anime porn when they come here (Tim's webalizer fixes allow me to see my *real* constiuency...)

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 ...

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Think that's it for the week (Use up some of this week's overtime to get a jump on OpenGLContext etc.)

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 ...

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Ah, the staccato glory of tickets closing (Or, two days of tweaking...)

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 ...

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The days that make it all worthwhile (I'm obviously just hungry for validation of my life of poverty...)

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 ...

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Day sucked into the abyss of pair-debugging (Where did it go? It was just here a few minutes ago...)

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. ...

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