Archives September 2006

Face-planting hurts (And other trivia from last night...)

Went to the ROM with Soni, her niece and nephew last night. To get there I tried to ride Soni's bike over. Of course, I hadn't thought about riding a bike when I chose (well, I really only have one) my coat for the evening. Long story short I wound up "tied" to the bike ...

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Printer installation goes flawlessly (Modulo one routing issue...)

Really quite a pleasant surprise setting up the Brother 2070N here. I've become accustomed to wrestling with printers in Linux; here it was a few short tasks, all laid out nicely in the (online) documentation. Both of my machines printed flawlessly on the first try. Yay.

Only annoying this is that the WRT45GL's certificate was ...

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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 rewrite.

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 just a ...

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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 on it, ...

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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 code ...

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Hey buddy, looking for an Open Source Python job? (And other miscellany from PyGTA)

Had a good turnout at PyGTA last night. Aaron presented Panometric's (currently proprietary, may get open-sourced) web-application wiki. In essence this is a mechanism that allows users to edit an application's templates using a customised version of docutils that includes a number of directives for including e.g. auto-generated tables and the like. It works by ...

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Mail server disappears again (Grr...)

Once again my machine at home has disappeared. So no email today. I actually set up the PII-450 with dovecot yesterday, I was thinking of moving the mail services over to it with an rdiff-backup to the main machine, but didn't get that done yesterday. Sigh.

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