Archives Oct. 11, 2004

Need to find a way to distract myself (There's not a lot to fire the imagination at the moment...)

I'm considering purchasing an ATI TV Wonder to be able to use MythTV on this machine (we pay ~$50/month for cable TV and watch maybe 3 shows a week at the moment (yes, yes, I should be listening to lectures or something, but I'm out of philosophy lectures, and the music is *really* getting repetitive ...

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Hmm, and then the simple things decide to bite you... (Installing matplotlib on Gentoo turns out to be a chore)

Matplotlib (which I was intending to use for plotting the data-value graphs) turns out to be a bit of a pain to install. Looks like it's looking for the "CXX" library as part of the Freetype-wrapper build process, which, it turns out, is actually hard-masked (i.e. -* flag) on Gentoo AMD64.

No idea why this ...

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Don't solve all problems that could possibly be... tonight... (Or puzzles that open doorways to hell...)

I'm not in hell at this point in the day, which I attribute to reigning in my natural impulse to solve all problems.

You see, at heart I'm a philosopher/theorist. I am happiest when I am searching for the grand patterns in life, the ones that explain everything. That's a great trait when you're ...

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