Finally up to Date

Monday, November 24 2008

I finally bit the bullet and went through the necessary leg work to get the site upgraded to the latest Django trunk. The fun included adding the new admin stuff and figuring out the newly redesigned comments system.

If you notice anything odd, let me know and I’ll get ...

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Toshiba Tecra A4 on Ubuntu Ibex Alpha

Sunday, September 28 2008

I haven’t had enough time to really get some wear and tear testing in, but it looks like as of today, the latest Ubuntu Ibex Alpha release runs almost flawlessly on the Toshiba Tecra A4 (PTA40E). Wireless and the Wired NIC work without any kernel boot options, and performance ...

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Lack of an open X-Rite i1 (Eye-One) SDK

Friday, July 25 2008

After doing a lot of work with the X-Rite (formerly Gretagmacbeth) i1 (Eye-One) Pro SDK, I’ve started running into strange little quirks with their close-sourced libraries. The documentation is decent, but severely lacking in crucial areas such as code examples. Several of the functions are vaguely defined with no ...

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Browser Games with Django (English)

Friday, July 18 2008

Just looking through DjangoSites.org and Googling around, I’m absolutely puzzled by the lack of Django-based browser games. It is such an idea platform for developing these, yet there are only a few that are actually open to the public (some of which aren’t in English, and are ...

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Multi-Model Inheritance + Fixtures = Fixed

Monday, June 09 2008

I just thought I’d take a moment to give everyone a heads up that Multi-Model Inheritance fixture dumping and loading is now fixed, as per Russ Magee’s changeset 7600. This fixes a subtle problem that some of you may have seen in the form of foreign keys pointing ...

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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Crashing on Saving

Wednesday, April 30 2008

After trying to figure out why Illustrator CS3 kept crashing when saving files, I finally turned up this bit of information that pointed me in the right direction. It looks like if you have your Print Spooler service on Windows XP disabled when attempting to save, Illustrator dies.

One of ...

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wxJSON 0.3.1 Released

Wednesday, March 12 2008

wxJSON 0.3.1 has been released, addressing an issue with wxJSONReader::ReadString(). I haven’t had a chance to check the new version out yet, but it’s definitely worth grabbing if you’re using 0.3.0 or earlier.

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Sunday, March 09 2008

Django is able to run on a number of different web servers, databases, and operating systems. This flexibility lends itself to a lot of diversity within the community, but what kind of combinations are the most common?

The developers seem to suggest that Apache2 + mod_python + Postgresql seem to be the ...

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wxJSON 0.3.0 Released

Saturday, March 08 2008

Version 0.3.0 of wxJSON has been released. The important feature this brings about is Unicode support (for those who have been waiting for it). From what I can tell, the release doesn’t add or improve anything else.

wxJSON is a JSON writer/reader for wxWidgets, a great ...

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Color Error Threshold Calculator (pt. 2)

Wednesday, March 05 2008

As promised, I’ve got an update about the Color Error Threshold Calculator. The utility is now in good enough shape to be posted along with the article about it that I recently finished for our TAGA chapter at Clemson.

For those that have no earthly idea what this is ...

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