Archives May 2006

Where did today go? (Naps time-warp the day to naught...)

Looking out the window it appears that today must have been gorgeous... wish I'd been up for some of it. I'm trying to decide whether to write or play with TurboGears this evening. I probably should write, but if I go for TurboGears we'll have a topic for PyGTA on Tuesday.

I really need to ...

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Finishing off the evening with a little light reading (How to start a business in Ontario...)

Have been spelunking through the various government websites that describe the process of setting up a corporation in Ontario. Whee! Looks like about a week or more to get the whole edifice in place with the ability to pay salary, collect taxes, track expenses and otherwise operate reasonably. Anyway, enough of that for tonight. I ...

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The benefits of hindsight (How I would have designed it had I known...)

I've been sitting here obsessively re-modelling the VoIP control application on paper. Various changes to the spec over the last month or so mean that, were I to start over again today I would have gone for a far more formalised and generic model.

Instead of trying to fit into an existing system (an original ...

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Moving forward (Leaps off small businesses...)

Effective the end of May I'll be resigning from VexTech, where I've worked for the last 3 years. It's an amicable exit, I just need more space in which to move.

Most likely I'll be starting my own company and trying to build that into a small contract programming business to run alongside my eventual ...

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I'm Pretty Sure

I'm pretty sure this is where I should be scared
Standing on the precipice about to leap
Yet deciding has a way of freeing the heart
Quickening the blood for the coming battles
In the long quest today I shall begin
Gazing over the lands below I stretch
Long folded wings creaking with disuse
As ...

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A Woman to Desire

There is a woman to desire
I might say to you some day
Pointing to a plain-looking girl
With mousy hair not-quite fixed
Glasses perched upon her nose
A clutch of books upon her chest

Look, I might say leaning forward
How her mind pokes at the world
Without ego to cloud its vision
See ...

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Togl is a PITA (Still segfaults on init)

Togl is still failing. I'm guessing it's something to do with the stubs code (I seem to recall someone mentioning that it was broken a number of months ago). Of course, I don't have the message around to refer to by now. I'm tempted (again) to just disable the silly thing and let someone who ...

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Rote from Other Tongues

Do men in truth seduce
Women with such words
Ripped from other's mouths
By rote from other tongues
Will someday I seduce
Some gentle-leaning lady
Love someone unawares

Whether I Still Can

Watching a couple walk
Down Bathurst yesterday
I was struck by the years
Since last I practiced
Walking hand in arm
And idly I wondered
Whether I still can

Don't forget to reboot your Linux machines every few months (Software upgrades from weeks ago bite me...)

Managed to get the X server into a weird state that just refused to do anything, so I rebooted my workstation. And it could neither find the hardware clock nor start the X server. Apparently I have a new x-org (likely from that security problem a while ago) and the Nvidia driver didn't seem to ...

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