Archives Dec. 22, 2008

Yay, 3D and Suspend Working Again

So, the trivial difference that I hadn't realized I'd changed: I apparently enabled "effects" for KDE, which turns on Compiz.  With that enabled the Lenovo W500 laptop would die on resume.  With it turned off, resume works with the proprietary driver and I still have the 3D acceleration for PyOpenGL hacking (when I ...

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Happy (Belated) Solstice!

Used to be that I'd have a party every Solstice and Equinox.  Somehow it just slipped past this year.  Still, I did eventually remember it, so happy Solstice everybody.  Enjoy the longer days, enjoy the time with family and friends, enjoy just being.

Abstractions and Drowning in Them

Have been spending a lot of quality time with Dojo this weekend, and it's making me think about abstractions again.  The pattern seems to repeat itself again and again; you dive into a deep pool of someone else's abstractions, you spend days working out all the little undocumented assumptions and missing pieces, eventually ...

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