Archives week 49 of 2006

Dec. 4, 2006 - Dec. 10, 2006

Got OpenGLContext 3D text rendering working with numpy (Finally sit down to fix my FontTools fixes...)

I did some patches months and months ago to make FontTools use numpy to extract font data (outlines and metrics) from TTF font files. However, I messed something up in the patch. The system would render characters, but they seemed to be random characters and they were way too widely spaced.

Yesterday when I sat ...

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Apparently ctypes is more interesting than OpenGL (Anti-cool-graphics movement makes its presence felt ;) )

My proposal for a talk at PyCon got accepted, but almost every comment was of the form "Oh, I guess so, but we'd rather just hear about ctypes". So I suppose I'll re-think the talk to just be about ctypes and ignore the whole OpenGL thing. My proposal was more along the lines of "when ...

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I would have thought this was "normal care" (Hiring and paying someone to do the book-keeping is not enough)

Apparently (so I am told), hiring someone to do the book-keeping for a company is not sufficient care in making sure the books are kept properly. Just seeing that witholdings are showing up on pay slips and assuming they are being remitted is not enough. Instead, the director is expected to track down and be ...

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A tip for owners of small businesses (If your bookkeeper is unwilling to show you the books, change bookkeepers...)

Learning a rather hard lesson these days. Just because you're paying someone to do a job and they claim to be doing it doesn't mean they really are doing it. When the person is supposed to be doing tax-related work, having them not get their job done can do more than just scuttle the company. ...

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Dad has a blog (Green Party discussions)

Dad came into town today to help Pearl with some paperwork. We got to have dinner with him. Gods it's good to talk with him, sometimes I forget just how important his thoughts are. He's now sharing them on his blog.

Mostly we discussed the predicted ocean acidification effects. This is basically a ...

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