Archives Sept. 21, 2006

I really need to set some time aside for thesis work (Juggling act has too many balls...)


I got reminded 3 times over the week that it's been months since I did any serious work on my thesis (modulo the presentation at BarCamp). Given that I'm feeling somewhat burned out on accounting software maybe I should schedule a couple of weeks off in October just to work on the thesis ...

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Buying a printer tomorrow (Brother HL 2070N)


Need to get a printer. Every once in a while there's a document that needs to be printed and running around town to get it output on paper is just annoying. Planning on getting the Brother HL 2070N, which has an ethernet interface and reasonable (from reports) Linux drivers. It's nothing special, basically ...

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I suppose I will have to install Windows (Blech.)


With Python 2.5 out, probably need to build a binary of PyOpenGL-SWIG. That requires re-installing Windows (both machines are corrupt), then getting the whole MS-Toolkit compiler-chain re-built (double blech). Windows is a serious PITA.

The worst part is that I'm actually contributing to the monopoly-value of Windows (network effects) when I support libraries ...

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At some point you just have to accept it (Changing core assumptions at the last moment doesn't work...)


I've spent about two solid work-days this week (one un-billable) attempting to find a way to refactor the VoIP project to eliminate some glaring structural problems related to the original spec that keep getting in the way of forward coding. Problem is, they are with core objects that affect pretty much every line of ...

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