2003-09-15 18:23

My birthday so far

  • Woke up at 7AM.
  • Teaching until noon.
  • Bus to a customer... 1.5hs
  • Work with the customer... 10 minutes (I charge two hours minimum anyway)
  • Bus back 2 hours (more traffic)

Man, this has to be the most tiresome birthday ever. And I am not even drunk. But hey, the day is still young! Oh, wait... it isn't. I am gonna get SO wasted tonight.

2003-09-14 17:44

On cyborgs.

According to Cyborgizer, I am a Robotic Obedient Being Engineered for Repair and Terran Observation.

So, my purpose in life is to fix things and look around. That seems pretty much correct! I wonder why some people doubt the wisdom of the Internet.

On other cyborgian news, most candidates for mayor of San Francisco fail the Voigt-Kampff test and are, therefore, shown to be replicants.

2003-09-14 15:10

Setting up VPNs easily with CIPE

This is a quick and dirty guide to setting up VPNs using CIPE. A very watered down version of a class I give on the subject.

Hopefully, it will explain how to do that kind of thing, since CIPE is cool :-)

2003-09-14 12:02

Probable continuation of this.

After a few agitated months... which I don't intend to explain here, I now am in position to post some new content in Lateral Opinion.

Hopefully, this time I will be more persistent. But I wouldn't hold my breath, if I were you ;-)

On other news, I will be 2**5 years old tomorrow.

2003-03-30 21:39


My Internet connection is very flaky right now (damn you, Velocom!), so working in KRsN is just no fun.

Therefore, I diverted some of the programming energy towards an old project, called Uqbar.

You can see a couple of screenshots here

2003-03-26 21:52

Moving to SQLite

The python shelve module is too limiting for the database needs of KRsN, so I'm moving it to SQLite and PySQLite.

While this adds another dependency, it's a small one, and the coding becomes way simpler. So, I'm doing it, because fighting against the tools is foolish, and shelve was not doing it without a fight :-)

2003-03-24 21:28

KRsN now available

Sadly, not a really usable version, but I got sidetracked by PyKDE and KFTE first. KRsN really needs just a couple of days loving.

So, if you REALLY REALLY want to try it, get >PyQt for Qt 3.1 working, and then head for KRsN's sourceforge page, and get it via CVS

You will also need Strip-o-Gram,

Flaws right now:

  • The feed list doesn't update right
  • It doesn't tell read from unread
  • New items replace older ones instead of appending to them
  • New feed adding is slower than it should
  • Sometimes, it gets REAL busy on startup
Please report bugs, feature requests, etc. You can even subscribe to a RSS feed about KRsN!

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