Older blog entries for ariya (starting at number 39)

OOP in C isn't too bad at all. I'm in the middle of rewriting small project in C (formerly C++ of course) because the target system might only have working C compiler. Quite interesting, although I'm forced to be so careful regarding memory leaks. I wonder how they can manage millions line of C code in GNOME...

DivX under Linux is just amazing. I can get it working on Celeron-350, for simple video (and they claimed you need PII-450). It's not that trivial but also couldn't considered pain: just grab Xine or MPlayer, configure, make, make install, and you're ready to go. And yet I got smooth full-screen with GeForce2. Without hassle.

WordPerfect stuff. It's not getting easier. WordPerfect 5.x export filter for KWord still produces nasty bugs, albeit WP 6 or 7 is just fine. Hopefull I can managed this quickly since KWord 1.2 should to be able to save and load most WordPerfect documents.

Book I just bought my latest Sherlock book: The Valley of Fear. Very interesting, I quickly finished it.
11 Jun 2002 (updated 11 Jun 2002 at 03:19 UTC) »

Splashscreen Let me vote Crystal Keramik Worldcup for KDE splashscreen of the month. It's just simply cool. I even made it as default for Linux machine in our lab. I wonder what everyone will say about it.

KOffice Transition effect dialog for KPresenter is going great. I'm so fool hacking on it quite slowly. Tommorow even KOffice goes in freeze for beta 2 and I'm not sure I can make it. Maybe I should stop fraggin' Visor and Grunt for a while.

Mini Webserver Won't it be nice to write a short tutorial on developing small, single-threaded, fast webserver for embedded system ? Sounds interesting to me. At least, I have a working one here (and it's fun to play with). Maybe after polishing small glitch in Win32 and BSD build. And yes, it's cross-platform as well.

Stupid, because I spent hours tracking annoying bug in my project (web-based monitoring system), just to found that select() with timeval set to NULL would block. Gee, a quick man solved it. Time to sleep now.

Quake

In the spirit of awaiting Doom III, recently I played some of old id games: classic Wolf, Doom, Quake 1, and lately Quake 3 Arena. Nice way to waste some hours. However I came up with an idea for writing mini HOWTO of playing them on Linux (e.g for Wolf you must use DOSEMU etc). Sounds not too bad, right?

Evil MS Word

I had to use MS Word today. I created a blank document and then wanted to insert a simple 279 KB JPEG picture (http://www.kde.org/img/clipart/tkdelogo_xxl.jpg). So I just picked up menu Insert, Picture, From File and the highlighted the file. The right- side of the dialog which supposed to show the image preview was just simply blank, even as I have waited for minutes. Then I just realized it freezed. Evil evil evil!

KOffice

Nice chatting at #koffice last night. Had fun together with David Faure trying to find why KSpread is so slow. Will examine in depth later. I also start to use my ariya@kde.org e-mail address.

Factorial

Just realized, there are so many different algorithms for just calculating factorial. This link is highly recommended: www.luschny.de/math/factorial/FastFactorialFunctions.htm

Doom III

Getting closer ! See those many impressive screenhosts.

Quote

This is what came across my mind:

Don't code today, what you can't debug tommorow

What do you think ?

The Clones vs Spidey

I bought the latest Time Asia magazine, which has reddish Spiderman on its cover and happened to found another The Clones vs Spidey feature. I'm getting sick with that.

18 May 2002 (updated 19 May 2002 at 04:22 UTC) »
Attack of The Clones
Spiderman

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