Archives week 44 of 2005
Oct. 31, 2005 - Nov. 6, 2005
He stalks the glowing circle
Seduces maids and hardened spinsters
With one burnished face
Masters an angry mob
Intent upon his death
Fights cruel fates' clinging threads
But behind the painted temples
He sits alone in silent craft
Wishing just once it were not a sham
That the crowd might love ...!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->
Okay, went with implementing the FreeGLUT wrappers. They are basically working now, though I can't test the mouse-wheel (I don't have a mouse-with-wheel configured on Linux).
Biggest annoyance is that only the first line of text is getting rendered with the string-rendering code. I tried using u_byte arrays (which is how arrays are normally handled ...!-->!-->
I decided I really needed to get the OpenGL-ctypes GLUT support finished, so I just sat down and pounded on it for a few hours. The fonts were getting messed up because I was missing the import of a & indirection (resolution, whatever) operator in the definition. Basically there's a void * in the .so, ...
Since Rosey's original date for her party was tonight, and most people were off playing at Simon's, I didn't have a coffee night tonight. I also did nothing particularly productive (except sleeping).
I'm trying to finish off the "Kant's Theory of Knowledge" book, but the argument being presented now seems... pointless. Dicker even introduced it ...!-->!-->
I don't see any way in MythDVD to set the language for display. Since it's a French party, I imagine they'll want French for whatever DVD they choose. Sigh. Oh well, gmplayer it is. At least the video card is working with the DVD player again, was basically unusable before that.
My plan for today was: write a few pages, then spend the afternoon reading on Kant. It's always difficult getting past that first comma in a list. I've been running through the 10 or 15 different news sources that I normally try to keep up with, but which lately I've been slacking off on. Not ...
Better to plow through and write something that needs to be rewritten a few times than spend forever wondering how you plan to write it. In that vein, I've just ploughed through on the perception discussion. It's very rough, but at least the log-jam appears to have partially broken. I decided to start, as the ...
Okay, this is getting into pure epistomology more than design epistomology, but it's something that's disturbing me as I read. Basically, Dicker's summary of Kant is trying to build up the central argument I described a few posts ago, namely that based on our perceptions of reality we can understand how it is that we ...
I did an extra hour of work last night after getting back from Linux Caffe. That means I'm now done for the day (and week). The 9 billable hours/day target gets a little draining. Right about now I just want to curl up and let my hands do nothing for a year or two.
About the most exciting thing to happen today was reading the book on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Luckily it was fairly exciting, mostly because there seems to be something wrong with his formulation (at least, as presented in the book). It's not that the formulation is wrong per se, but that it assumes something ...