RickMuller is currently certified at Journeyer level.

Name: Rick Muller
Member since: 2000-09-08 23:51:24
Last Login: 2007-11-21 23:33:20

FOAF RDF Share This

Homepage: http://www.cs.sandia.gov/~rmuller


Python, quantum chemistry, software engineering, computer graphics. Currently work in the Department of Computational Materials and Molecular Biology at Sandia National Laboratories. My past home was at the Caltech Materials and Process Simulation Center. My old home page at Caltech is reasonably up to date with links to papers.


Recent blog entries by RickMuller

Syndication: RSS 2.0

Two of my scripts at the Python Cookbook made the Daily Python URL, for 11/28/2004 and 11/29/2004. The scripts were simple OpenGL windows, one which used GLUT to draw the window, and another that used wxPython. I've been paying more attention to these as I've been trying to maintain stable RPMs for the PyOpenGL project. These little scripts make it easy to test whether PyOpenGL is working.

26 Oct 2004 (updated 27 Oct 2004 at 01:23 UTC) »

Update on Python Distutils AssertionError where unexpected number of RPM files were found. Turns out a patch exists for the bug that I complained about here. The full bug report is here. The patch is here. I tested it on python2.2 and python2.3 on RH9, FC1 and FC2, and it seems to work fine.

I'd also like to rave about Vector Linux. I have an old 200 MHz Pentium II at home that was sitting turned off. It used to run linux quite well, back in the old RedHat 6 days. But most modern linuxes are so bloated that they creep on this box. So I tried VL, which boasts that it is a lightweight application. Sure enough, it runs well on the old box. Not enough to become my primary box, by any stretch, but it makes a fun box to play around with.

Thought I should also post about one of my favorite toys, the Linksys KVM2KIT 2-port KVM switch. I have a 4-port KVM at work, but I like this little 2-port version since it's cheap, costing only as much as KVM cables typically do, and integrates nicely with my scroll lock key, allowing me to leave it under the desk.

Just bought a Brother HL-1440 laser printer. I checked first to see that it was supported by the printer setup in FC2. Sure enough, it installed flawlessly.

I haven't set up print queues for the other computers on my home network yet, but so far it looks like a nice cheap laser printer.

I had no end of difficulties getting my HP deskjet 825c to print more than one page without getting a paperjam, a problem that existed in that printer since it was new. Inquiries to HP customer support were met with statements like "buy official HP paper", which not only didn't work, but I knew wouldn't work before I tried them.

47 older entries...


RickMuller certified others as follows:

  • RickMuller certified RickMuller as Master
  • RickMuller certified mwh as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified alejandro as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified ghostgum as Master
  • RickMuller certified Toby as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified davidw as Master
  • RickMuller certified Uche as Master
  • RickMuller certified richdawe as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified pphaneuf as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified gdvieira as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified nymia as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified elanthis as Journeyer
  • RickMuller certified apenwarr as Journeyer

Others have certified RickMuller as follows:

  • RickMuller certified RickMuller as Master
  • alejandro certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • richdawe certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • fxn certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • rasjani certified RickMuller as Master
  • mpr certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • braden certified RickMuller as Apprentice
  • lerdsuwa certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • dlc certified RickMuller as Journeyer
  • ataridatacenter certified RickMuller as Journeyer

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

Share this page