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Getting the machine back up to speed (Post-conference blahs setting in...)


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 ...

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PyCon wrap-up (Jiggety-jig)


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.

Togl rises from the grave yet again (I should really stop fixing the darn thing)


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, ...

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Groovy... (But not particularly compelling)


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.

Sure, it's easy to install, but 10 times? (Knoppix install goes poorly on messed up hardware...)


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.

Little things add up (UI issues all night...)


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, ...

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