Archives week 43 of 2012

Oct. 22, 2012 - Oct. 28, 2012

KDE CD Ripping rocks

Want to get rid of a CD around the house (who uses CDs any more)?  Pop it into your drive, open it with Dolphin, browse to the 'MP3' (or 'Ogg Vorbis') folder and copy the files to your media directory.  The KDE IO system automatically generates (rips) the "files" when the copying process goes to ...

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Line localtime inadvertantly implemented...

Started really looking at the results from Coldshot and realized that the line timings just didn't add up to the function timings... because the line-timings were "localtime" rather than "cumtime".  Local time is actually pretty interesting as a piece of information, but I'm guessing 95% of the time you actually want cumtime when ...

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Coldshot progress...

Been playing with my experimental profiler (Coldshot) all day.

At this point it can load an OpenGLContext run with 207MB of trace data and produce a basic textual summary (both cProfile-style calls/timing and file:line level timings) in around 4s.  That's still quite slow, as the profiler records around 4MB/second of data ...

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