Archives week 7 of 2008
Feb. 18, 2008 - Feb. 24, 2008
Just implemented the Journal API for OLPCGames. A serious mess in there, it's a synchronous call where the filename passed will be deleted, so handling it in the asynchronous Pygame environment means I'm having to block the GTK event loop until the Pygame event loop retires the event. Which meant I needed to introduce the ...
Waiting for a database dump/restore, doing a bit of tinkering on Productive. Finally created an SVG icon for it (well, a second one, the OLPCGames default icon was originally created for Productive and just turned into the default icon because it was handy and "in progress" looking).
You can see the new icon in the ...!-->!-->
Thinking about perceiving (cognitive) machines. It seems that a hybrid model should be applicable for most prosaic tasks. The key benefit of an AI would be a compact, effective structure for learning and abstraction (modelling), it would not necessarily be a good way to code low-level real-world operations. Though it might have advantages, the processing ...
Got my flight booked for PyCon. I'll arrive on the afternoon of the 12th and leave reasonably late in the evening on the 20th. Have 1/2 of a room available. Need to get a new passport for the trip, will have to head down and get that done tomorrow morning (can take a while).