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Apparently glsa-check is *not* done automatically with emerge -u (That's surprising...)

This morning I read about a Firefox vulnerability, so I decided I'd run glsa-check to see if there was a fix for it yet (having just finished doing an emerge -avuDt world and not really feeling like doing another sync)... dozens and dozens of un-patched alerts! I'd assumed that using the "u" (update to the ...

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Give the gift of Gentoo (It really is that Christmas-morning feeling that makes it all worthwhile...)

While I've been working, I've had Gentoo working on upgrades and repairs. Mostly I got tired of all the little hacks here and there, so I updated Myth to get the backported patch for the hour-off problem. Then I un-masked Qt 3.4 and un-used a few use flags that would always cause subversion and kde-graphics ...

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Unfamiliarity makes things look harder than they are... (Debugging Python extensions on Linux easier than Win32)

I sat down intending to do an hour or so of playing with ctypes for OpenGL... 5 hours ago. I can't really begrudge the time, though, because beyond finding a number of minor problems with ctypes on amd64, I learned something I've been avoiding for a while now; learning how to debug C extensions on ...

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Need to create some icons for the homepage (Well, really: need to create some pretty graphics so I don't go nuts...)

So I sat down fully intending to work on the thesis rewrite. Then I got distracted when I realised there was no link from anywhere save a few old blog postings to the page with the rewrite! There's also nothing from the homepage that takes you directly to the Python 3D Software collection, which is ...

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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 a ...

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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 for booting Win2K off ...

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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 the ...

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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 in portage, so here's what ...

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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.