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Just so you don't think I'm going soft on Linux (It's a PITA too)


Tried to download a few pictures from the camera in Digikam today. Oops, managed to crash both Digikam and Myth (which uses Qt for rendering). Any attempt to start Digikam would peg the machine for a few minutes and then silently kill all the open KDE-based apps (e.g. Konsole, MythFrontend).

Turns out there was ...

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Fixed the dual-booting (PostgreSQL setup on Windows still unfinished...)


Something I should have backed up from the previous windows install: how the silly PostgreSQL services were installed. It's been so long since I've installed it that I'm going to have to track down the secret incantation all over again.

Luckily it turns out that there's a very simple GRUB incantation ...

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Windows is frustrating me! (Make it stop, mommy!)


So, finished the revision of the Zonez demo this afternoon, went to run py2exe over it to produce a final set of executables for the client... duh! Py2exe requires Windows, so instead of being a 1 minute process, packaging up the project has turned into a 6+ hour one (and, of course, can't bill ...

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Ah, Windows, I miss thee not at all... (Sandra's computer decides to corrupt itself...)


I think I may have completed my transition to Linux geek.

Our downstairs neigbours (Sandra, Hernandez, David and Abraham) have a Win2K box running on some cheap hardware someone sold them (for a bit too much). I built the Win2K install for them, as the store had neglected to actually install or configure any of ...

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MythTV program database off by one hour [solved] (Write it up even though it's been written up in the mailing list...)


"Sympathetic User"'s support encouraged me to actually fix this problem today. Turns out the problem with MythTV was with reliance on a bug in Qt <= 3.3.3 which was fixed in 3.3.4. The MythTV folks have checked a fix in, but it'll likely be a while before that shows up ...

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MythTV program database off by one hour (Silly Daylight Savings Time...)


All of the recordings since the time-change yesterday are garbage. The MythTV database apparently doesn't adjust for DST. There's a couple of threads discussing the problem, but I haven't found anything that actually fixes the problem.

So much for doing something more relaxing with my evening.

Yay, Blender builds (The Gentoo gnomes quietly fix another annoyance...)


The Blender build has been broken on my box for ages, but I'm so hard-wired to using 3DSMax that I never bothered to figure out why while I still had Windows about. Blender's keyboard-requiring interface is extremely non-intuitive to me... I learn the keyboard by pointing at what I want to do and ...

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About viewing Japanese glyphs in Firefox (First you need a font...)


Got a call a few minutes ago from Lua, who had just called a few hours ago inviting me to a party. She wanted to print some things out for the guest of honour (who is Japanese), but she was just getting question marks for the Japanese text.

I don't know if there's ...

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Linux really doesn't like running out of space (And this new CoreBlog (back-end) interface seems strange...)


Need to clean up the root partition on my workstation. I'm going to try using kdirstat, as I believe that's the one Tim recommended a while ago. Tim also upgraded CoreBlog while I wasn't looking. Everything still seems to work, but the entry-editing pages seem to have regressed somewhat, losing their Zope-ish ...

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Try again on the KDE build (This time with flag to rebuild for new USE flags)


The new KDE build has been failing on my machine, with what looks like unresolved symbols for an underlying library. Will let that run tonight.

Spent the bulk of the day on documentation, though Tim dropped in to work on debugging a Twisted problem (turns out PyOpenSSL wasn't installed on the new box) for ...

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