Older blog entries for lordsutch (starting at number 6)

A weird segfault in reportbug turns into a hunt for some weirdness in libpthread on Linux/m68k. So far, we can duplicate the problem on 040s (1 Amiga, 1 Mac), but not 060s (2 Amigas). Anyone with an 020 or 030 got time to test it?

RoutePlanner is progressing nicely; I'm about 6 hours of hacking away from having RouteEdit working (the main things left are designing the extend/break dialog and figuring out how to get the city selector from the RoutePlanner widget tree to import into RouteEdit's). I've come to the conclusion that glade (with libglade) is something of a double-edged sword, and that Gtk really needs builtin double-click handling. I hate to say it, but MUI got the whole GUI toolkit thing right 5 years ago (i.e. back when I wrote the original version of RoutePlanner), and we're still catching up.

What tausq said. I don't think I can add anything.

Well, I finally got off my butt: RoutePlanner is released to the world. Now, go forth and plan your next roadgeek expedition. ;-)

I guess I've been lax in my diary entries. Ok: I did [deleted] and [deleted] at Sair, graded a stack of tests for an intro to U.S. government class, had dinner with a colleague and his wife, and upgraded a few Debian packages on humberto (www.us.linux-m68k.org). P75s are not fun to apt-get dist-upgrade, even on T1s.

I'm leaning towards wxPython for my GUI solution for RoutePlanner. I guess I'll have a few hours to hopefully finish it up (for 0.1) this weekend, since the rains came and washed out my chances of mowing the lawn this weekend.

What, pray tell, is a dimwit? If they're that bad, shouldn't they be lower than observers? Or is that the yet-to-be-implemented dumbass?

In more diaretic terms: job1 is boring today; I skipped going to job2 (the joys of having no set schedule); I learned the word pulchritudinous; I ate halfway decent food at McDonald's for a change; I pretended to read for a class tomorrow. I still need to do something with the Python GUI stuff... any suggestions?

I achieved absolutely nothing today, which is a good thing. Well, I did catch up on about six weeks' worth of Entertainment Weekly and spent the afternoon hanging out with a friend at work, in no particular order.

I have to agree with Joey's comments about the certification scheme (even though I've barely even been here a day). It seems like "Journeyer" is the default category, if only because I can't imagine calling anyone whose reputation I know well enough to rate an apprentice. Maybe that will change as more people get involved in Advogato, or if more gradations can be introduced (I tend to think of myself as being on the low end of Journeyer, for example).

I need to get off my lazy butt and release the "new" and portable RoutePlanner to SourceForge and Debian woody. The basics are there, but it needs a day's hacking to add back the old GUIs from AmigaOS days. Now if I could only decide which Python GUI to use (and, by extension, learn)...

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