Comfortably Numb Archive

Posts for June, 2010

Non-free software frustration    9 June 2010

One of my hobbies is hardware design (I quite enjoy it, but I don’t have the qualifications (Or the confidence) to do it commercially.), which I use CadSoft EAGLE for. Unfortunately, the Evaluation version has some limitations that make it impossible to use for the project I’m looking at. I can create the schematic very easily, but I cannot lay out the board because the free version is limited to a board that is far too small to fit a connector

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Ruining the game    6 June 2010

I often enjoy playing a nice violent video game (Although, due to lack of money, I only have two. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (The one I play the most) and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Don’t play this as much, due to a few issues I have with it.)), usually to unwind or be somewhat social with friends (Most of whom are separated from me geographically.). However, I am getting more and more frustrated with the sheer number of cheaters on Xbox Live. What makes this worse is that using a console rather than a PC, cheating is supposed to be

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Posts for May, 2010

A rant.    8 May 2010

This is aimed at no one person in particular. <rant> * I am not psychic. If you need help, ASK FOR IT; don’t get pissy

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Blogging and Emacs    1 May 2010

If you can read this, it means I didn’t screw up setting up the "blogging from emacs" capability. Yes, I can blog from emacs, now I have yet another excuse to stay in this OS^WEditor. It seems I keep finding things about this strange, extendible editor that I never knew were possible; or I never expected to see in an editor. Although I should have been tipped off that this was going to get a little silly by the fact that it has a mode for tetris.

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Posts for April, 2010

Programming issues.   30 April 2010

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve not worked on Harlie for a while. This is because (as I rediscovered when I returned to attempting to work on it) it’s driving me insane trying to work out how to do what I want without reverting to horrible, horrible (and possibly incredibly pessimal) hacks; or even being unable to do things at all. For example, the commands side of the bot… I intended for this to be easily extendible, so that plugins (inconsistently referred to as

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Posts for March, 2010

Amusing thought of the day…   27 March 2010

Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions. Therefore it follows that, if there is no porn of something, it does not exist. There is no porn (at least, at time of writing.) of The Game. Therefore it follows that The Game does not exist, ergo you are not playing it, and thus cannot lose said game. QED. (Anyone wants to prove me wrong, go ahead. I don’t play the game

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Things that make me sad…   15 March 2010

seeing 03:58:57 up 97 days, 16:06, 1 user, load average: 0.04, 0.03, 0.00 just before you reboot the machine to deal with a hardware failure. :(

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One step forward… [Updated]    6 March 2010

Updated x1 Earlier this morning, I got OpenBSD 4.6 to boot on the Octane2. It installs fine and boots from the hard-drive as well as can be expected. I get all the way to logging in and trying to ping another machine before I notice the problem. It has no network. This is rather irritating. I shall explore further, and report my findings.

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Status update, Hal^WHarlie    3 March 2010

No, I’m not dead yet. Nor do I have a job yet. So I don’t really have an excuse for not updating my blog in a while, other than I’ve not really had anything to say. (Y’know, not that that stops a lot of folk, but…) And now, for the actual ‘content’ of this post: # Harlie ## Documentation Updates

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Posts for January, 2010

Loading/Unloading POE::Component::PluginManager Plugins   22 January 2010

I’m using Perl’s PoCo::PluginManager module for plugins in Harlie’s plugins and unfortunately, whilst the documentation on CPAN covers all the code necessary for a plugin, it does not give an example of how to write the code for the application side (E.g. The program loading/unloading a plugin.), and it seems the author has gone missing. So, I have written an example to help anyone who hasn’t managed to figure it out. (It took me a day of dismantling the module to figure out how it worked, I know, I’m slow.)

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