Category archives: Snaking
Discussions of programming, particularly of programming Python
Compressing focus back to the work I need to get done today is proving hard. Too many ideas and possibilities still orbiting around in my head. There seems to have been a surprisingly small amount of discussion of the conference online, or I'm just looking in the wrong places. Oh well, suppose I'll just fire ...
Well, that was a long 5 days of basically non-stop talking (in other words, I loved it). The metaclass presentation seemed to go fairly well, though I'm told that my rather self-deprecating presentation style distracted at least one audience member. Most feedback seemed to be of the "that clarified it for me" vein.
Well, spent most of the evening on PyOpenGL and TTFQuery, with some cleanup work in OpenGLContext as well. New release of TTFQuery that works around a bug in FontTools. PyOpenGL 2.1.0 is getting closer, with the major change being compilation tweaks to try to tell the user what's wrong when the configuration doesn't work, ...
As I'm sure everyone and their dog has linked to now, Groovy is an attempt to create a JVM language with some of the characteristics of Python and/or Ruby, but hewing to the "java way". So far I haven't been particularly impressed, but I suppose I should actually download and play with it some day.
Knoppix, as many of the none of you will surely know, is a bootable Debian Linux CD. It is also one of the easier ways to install Debian, you boot into the full Linux environment off the CD and run a (rather primitive) script to install to the hard-disk.
Sat down and did the review and final edit of the metaclass presentation this morning before work. I have more hope that it will fit in the time-slot. Basically if I only hit the top-level bullets and gloss over the sample code we'll be fine.
The presentation final draft is due Wednesday. There's no business cards for Mikey yet. Work on importing framework must continue, as must the whole-system simulator. Too much to do, too few days. Oh well, off to it.
Darryl has third in series of articles in his blog on using the Round Up API directly that I should take the time to read some day soon. Probably should have Tim read it as well, since the issue tracker is mostly his baby.
Well, it's finished. At least, everything is now reviewed and revised, with the code samples in colour-coded glory. Unfortunately, there's now 74 pages.
Got an email from customer' tech asking me to review the logs and see if there was a problem on our end during a given period. So, I check, which takes an hour or so of poking around in various log tables on various running instances, and then start drafting email to say basically "no, ...