Archives week 28 of 2005

July 11, 2005 - July 17, 2005

False positives suck! (Whitelist malfunctions again)

I was wondering why my dad hadn't responded to an email I sent him a week or two ago. Oops, it's sitting in my junk-mail folder. That's kind of annoying, as at the moment Thunderbird is letting seven or eight spams through every hour, yet its marking messages from people in my contacts as spam. ...

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Cleaning is fun (But really, really hot...)

Dropped off the old monitor and UPS at the Environment Day. I managed to forget that it was today (was just about to head out to do the week's shopping, which would have meant I'd miss it), only the UPS sitting in the doorway as I was about to head out served as a reminder. ...

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Grotty low-level coding is nay fun (Lowest-common-denominator does not a happy coder make...)

Well, the second day of work on the VOIP platform front end has now drawn to a close. The first day was spent familiarising myself with the platform and writing test scripts to make sure that the platform really does work the way it's advertised. A few bugs have shown up here and there, but ...

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So this is age

Ah, so this is age
When new adventures summon
Full of danger and excitement
When new lovers beckon
With unbridled lust in their eyes
You check the time
Avoid their gaze
And mutter something to escape

They want Justice

The pools of history
Are filled with enmity
Dark plans and evil plots
Revolution by haves and nots
Iron wheels of economy
Married with brutality

In hearts robbed of hope
Beneath the hanging rope
Can you wonder at their cries
In the deadness of their lives

In a crowded square
Hate fills the air
The ...

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It's quite hard to debug past the ctypes layer (Arguments are marshalled at a lower level than GDB seems to understand...)

Since I didn't figure I'd actually get to sleep, decided to spend some time trying to figure out why the glutInit function is failing. The function is failing when GLUT tries to copy one of the strings in the argv array. Unfortunately, I can't see what that array is (easily), as the ctypes stuff has ...

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Trial now has a default timeout for test cases (Yes, yes, I know, I wasn't going to work any more this evening...)

I've been getting annoyed with twisted.trial all day, as I look at test results declaring that there's a problem in test case <lambda>. So I decided (unable to just sit about) that I'd update to the lastest Twisted SVN root and produce a fix for it.

Apparently someone else was annoyed by the effect and ...

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Another big-ticket item added to the feature-list (Long day's coding, though)

One of the things that kinda freaks me out is just how huge a feature set we're packing into this product. The one I built today is available from one of our competitors as a stand-alone tool that costs as much as our entire product. Sure, it'll take a few more days of work to ...

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The Rain of Tiny Blows

She makes cold marble soft with hardened steel
Long days in practiced craft of violent action
Run a hand across her downy flank
Try to feel the rain of tiny blows
That caught this Roman maiden in the stone

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