Archives week 43 of 2006

Oct. 23, 2006 - Oct. 29, 2006

Distractions clear the mind (Fog of trying the same thing too many times...)


Just before getting the call about the branch I was (again) cursing the fact that the Win32 installation doesn't have a graphics driver. Well, with the break-time (including talking to Soni) I realised the likely culprit: AGP bus failures due to attempts to use "advanced" (but poorly implemented) features.

Poke through the BIOS a ...

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That's a bit distracting (Branch falls on our car)


For some reason Rose parked in our neighbour's driveway last night (they're refinishing the garage in November, but that's two days away). In the wind storm two big (dead) trees in the front yard next door shed major branches (30 or 40cm diameter). One of them went through the window of the ...

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Some OpenGL-ctypes hacking (Including getting auto-generation working again...)


Added a GLX sub-package to OpenGL-ctypes today. It was created using the auto-generation mechanism, which had drifted away from the subclass I created a bit. Seem to be back to usable results now.

Tried to get the WGL sub-package created, but didn't have one of the MSVC libraries I needed to do the auto-generation ...

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Seneca FOSS conference begins (Keynote and then "artists language" talk...)


Mozilla keynote was basically about how to make the minimal contributions of many people collect efficiently into a final product.

Now at the "Pure Data" Artist's Language talk. "csound" is a programming language? I'd thought it was a library. Anyway, interesting little patch language, apparently has Python bindings of some form. Same kind ...

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Off to a conference tomorrow and Friday (Seneca FSOSS conference up at York University)


Going up to a little conference at York University tomorrow morning (8:30 am! I'll have to be out of here by 7:30!). Not presenting, just planning on spending the day "networking" (read talking). If it wraps up early I'll try to get downtown to hit the IEEE discussion of the Cell ...

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PyMol shows up on a random computer (Didn't I say I wouldn't do this any more?)


Rose somehow forgot that I'm trying to stop helping people with their infected Windows machines, so she volunteered me to help her friend. Sigh. Anyway, cool thing happened; browsing the start menu to look for suspicious programs I found PyMol!

I think that's cool. Makes me feel somewhat less dumb about contributing to ...

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