Archives September 2005

Women are fun to hang out with (Though they do tend to inspire melancholy)

Very pleasant evening. Unfortunately I was an hour off in my estimate of when we'd eat, so the main course was rather overcooked (ick, peppers do not survive overcooking well). As a group started playing poker in the living room I retired to the break out room (aka my bedroom) with a couple of the ...

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Hmm, how did that happen? (Was going to be 4 or 5 people in for a quiet dinner...)

Rosey wound up inviting another 4 or 5 people to the little dinner I was planning on holding. That pretty much turns it into a party, rather than a quiet evening in. Luckily I like parties :) .

However, it probably means no work done on OpenGL-ctypes this evening. I've been documenting modules for the ...

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I seem to have lost all patience with Windows (Should probably get someone else to maintain the toolkit compiler document...)

Booted into Windows intending to do the Win32 platform module for OpenGL-ctypes. To get that working I need to get ctypes built from CVS. Unfortunately, the code requires the _ftol2 function, which isn't available in the toolkit compiler. After 30 minutes of poking at it and only getting the _ctypes (but not the _ctypes_test) extension ...

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GLE flies the OpenGL-ctypes skies (Along with major reconstruction of the wrapper module...)

One of the things I'm trying to do with building OpenGL-ctypes is to figure out just what's needed to wrap complex software using the package, and (eventually) to be able to suggest ways to make ctypes easier to use for such tasks. Part of doing that is getting it wrong a couple of times, and ...

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What to work on when I get back? (GLU, GLE, GLUT, or Win32 and WGL)

Waiting for Rosey to get her hair dried before I can head off to gram's place. I'm hesitant to plow back into the GLU or GLUT stuff because I've burned so many hours spinning my wheels in there. GLE would be a nice "easy win" (I hope), and the Win32/WGL stuff should be straightforward. I ...

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New ctypes error-handling protocol (Simplifying code here and there...)

Thomas added a spiffy new protocol to ctypes to allow for registering error-checking functions for a ctypes cFunction. It's a pretty simple protocol, just assign to the errcheck attribute of the cFunction a function with a signature like so:
def glCheckError( 
"""Return final result or raise error"""
return result

With ...

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Full-content feeds for CoreBlog (Haven't yet figured out how to make the stylesheets work properly)

One of my readers noted that the Plumbing Life's Depths RDF feeds are rather skimpy in the amount of information included in them (only a very small snippet from the main body of the text). So I've added a full-content (but not extended-content) feed, i.e. a feed that has everything that appears on the main ...

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Why aren't I there? (Because I got the gist of the post but didn't think to read the details...)

I know, I know, not another post pointing to a blog entry, but I will keep in short. I read this little entry rather quickly yesterday and thought "oh, cool, Stacey is playing at the Danforth music festival all weekend". So, when I had work to do that pushed me past 6:00pm I didn't ...

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Long day's Ajax into night (Nevow livepage for Cinemon)

Some part of me is definitely a geek. I wound up working more than 14 hours straight today, mostly because I just couldn't stop working on the problem until it was solved, but the problem refused to solve itself.

What I've been doing is creating a trigger definition mechanism using Nevow's LivePage (Ajax) technology. The ...

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Now that was pleasant! (Meet new people, friendly people, good people...)

Simon's poker night was quite enjoyable. Met Leigh again (I know the spelling is wrong, I just don't know what it really is, but I know it has at least one 'h' in it) again, had seen her at a Unix Unanimous meeting once, but we never talked. Sarah (another of Simon's friends) was also ...

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