Archives week 27 of 2005

July 4, 2005 - July 10, 2005

Yay! Lara's coming over! (Thai curry shall not go to waste)

I tried making a Thai curry for the first time today. It's not spot-on (used Indian curry spices (so it's Yellow Curry), regular ginger, that kind of thing), but it is very tasty. The coconut milk is so rich that it becomes a very forgiving dish (much like Indian curry, come to that).

I decided ...

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I need to do *something* tonight (Too pitiful to sit here working all weekend)

Spent hours last night borking up all my lovely work on Cinemon with an attempt to go way too far way too fast. I should try to back out all the extra stuff this afternoon.

Problem is, I'm in the mood to talk. <Elided> is off visiting her dad. I've invited some people over, but ...

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Key words for computer recycling... (Toronto Environment Day)

I've had some old computer parts (particularly a UPS) sitting in my room waiting to be recycled for ages, but I never got around to figuring out just where I need to take them. So this morning I decided to figure it out (though why I waited until I don't have access to a car ...

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What a wonderous thing is integration (Making the enhanced Zope Templates accessible to the Nevow LivePages...)

Today was largely a "completion" day. I finished the trigger-editing LivePage spike test as a spike test and converted it into a real page in the system. That worked nicely, it was just a matter of changing a few lines to make the right triggers show up when editing instead of always being a temporary/testing ...

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Adding handlers to Nevow template tags (How do you keep the code separate from the presentation)

After a bit of annoyance with nevow:attr, I did figure out how one works with it, but in doing so, I found what seems to me to be a far more reasonable approach. Rather than having an extra nevow:attr tag, with a slot inside it that you fill from your render method, you can simply ...

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Bit'a Open Source house cleaning (Working through the backlog of todo items...)

I have literally hundreds of todo items piling up in the various Open Source projects I run, so I figure I may as well plow through a few tonight. For instance, I fixed a small bug in PySNMP-se (that is, the speed-enhanced version of PySNMP 3.x) and re-released it. Spent quite a bit of time ...

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It's so much nicer when you can *see* progress (Get OpenGL-ctypes to the point where something shows up on-screen)

My primary interest in computers is graphics. Comes right down to it, I like computers because they let you create virtual worlds, and while a simple cube floating in space isn't much of a virtual world, it's just enough of a reward to make me happy :) . Basically I'm just loading the PyGame context ...

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Choose between fixing trivial regression bugs and management meetings... (Tough choice, eh-what?)

Management meeting went longer than normal (and it start the day much earlier than normal for me). After that I fixed a stupid refactoring bug that had crept in while I was trying to simplify a very rarely used case... unfortunately it showed up on one of the live systems!

I'm actually done for the ...

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That's enough (Gentoo will remain on the 2004.3 profile until the upgrade process becomes reasonable...)

I've burned entirely too much time on this silly upgrade. I've rebuilt vast swaths of the machine to try to recover from various failures and I'm now to the point where trying to upgrade following the instructions is just telling me that I haven't followed the instructions.

Reading the various threads describing other people's experiences ...

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Notes from the Ajax front (Fought a good battle...)

Okay, this is going to seem trivial to you Nevow gurus out there, but bear with those of us just starting out (and thanks to dialtone for pointing out both things I'd missed (rend.Fragment) and the eventual hack-around)...

Task: create a single-page editor wherein you click on a button (set of buttons) to add a ...

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