Older blog entries for robster (starting at number 3)

As part of my new job with xinitsystems.com as "Junior web developer" i got sent a new box. With a nice 1ghz processor, 256 ram, 20gb HD (ooh all those mp3s ;) ).

But the graphics card is a noname unbranded Riva TNT 2 from nVidia. This is where the problems start. First i tried the new nvidia accellerated drivers as i'm prone to the odd spout of UT or Q3A. Ssh, dont tell my boss!

But to no avail, i just could not get the drivers to work. I read and reread all the documentation i could find. Oh well, i thought i'd try the opensource nv driver in 4.0.2.

Nope, they decided not to work, everything looked fine until the driver was expect to refresh the screen when funny horrizontal and vertical lines would appear. The mouse also became trapped (pun!!) in the top corner of the screen when changing from X --> VT --> X.

Oh well, my boss said he would sent me a Creative card so hopefully i should have more success with that. Fingers &,

Wierdly a while back i had some problems with not being able to render SGML to HTML, this kinda brought my work for the GDP (GNOME Documentation Project) to a standstill. I think there was soem problem with the packages installed on my box, because now after a 4 hour apt-get upgrade i can render my SGML into beautiful html.

Just doing bits and pieces as i work as 'Commit manager' for the OPN hybrid-dancer work.

27 Jan 2001 (updated 9 Jan 2004 at 17:50 UTC) »

Brrr. Got my GCSE predicted results, i got all A*s except in English (hwh). And i've got to decide what to do about A-Levels, i'm thinking about Maths Physics, Chemistry and Geography.

Hmm. Today is a good and a bad day. First i got my predicted GCSE results at school, which were awesome.

But things have gone downhill, at lunchtime dad tripped the power, by box had to spend ages fscking. So maybe i ought to move to reiserfs. And then i had to go have my haircut, which wasted 45 minutes in the rain. I now look really stupid, i hate having short hair.

Then ressu decides to upgrade DP to PHP-Nuke 4.3 which makes a big mess, this release seems more buggier than 4.1 that we were using. Arghh!!.

Got my GCSE German oral mock on Monday, very nervous. Gotta do some more coursework before that.

I think i'll get round to doing my GNOME applets this evening i hope.

Can things get worse?

8 Dec 2000 (updated 9 Jan 2004 at 17:51 UTC) »

Arggh. Today was one of those day when *everything* goes wrong.

Spent about an hour apt-get upgrading my box. At last i managed to unbreak my package configuration though. Solved an annoying problem with the perl5.6 packages not having a /usr/bin/perl symlink in.

Started work on my collection on python powered GNOME applets now that i've completed the docs for GNOME-Stones i need something else to keep me busy.

Ressu has been merging the 4.3 PHP-Nuke tree into DP's CVS hopefully, we'll be able to merge our changes and complete the TODO list.

May get on with funky-penguin.co.uk and get some new stuff in there, turn the site into a personal portal for me :).

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