April 27, 2004

Back to the portable

Filed under: VonTrapp — Ryan Wilcox @ 10:52 am

Last week I worked entirely on the G5, with my laptop in Firewire Target Disk Mode. This week the G5 is doing other production work, so I’m back to working and building on my laptop. It’s quite a change…

April 19, 2004


Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 10:58 am

Anybody have any idea how to turn numlock on/off?

Right now my logitech keyboard is stuck in a state where pressing numbers on the number pad results in cursor movement – or worse, freezes in the frontmost app if I touch a certain key (I think it’s the enter key, but it may be the return key).


Any help would be appreciated.

Update: I fiddled, fooled, reinstalled drivers.. then turned off “Use Number Pad for Movement” in BBEdit. It works fine now.

April 15, 2004

The Cross In Cross-Platform

Filed under: Daedulus — Ryan Wilcox @ 11:38 am

This week I’ve been working on the outstanding issues for the Daedulus project. One of the smaller issues I finished up yesterday, and now I’m on to one of the bigger issues – taking this application cross-platform.

Since we’re using wxWidgets for this project, most of my code is ready to rock on other platforms – and with my new, production, PC I have a cross-platform environment in which to work.

You see, I installed Fedora Core on the PC, as well as installing all my favorite unix utilities on the Windows partition.

Here then are my thoughts…

April 14, 2004

C++ – death by code

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 3:12 pm

I hate spending time writing even two dozen lines of C++ code to provide functionality I could get in one line of Python.

So much other stuff that I have to do without writing this fairly basic function (split()ing a string, to be precise).

Oh, and the compiling phase in C++ sucks.

That is all. Any more and I’ll launch into this major rant.

April 8, 2004

Setting Up A Windows Machine

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 3:40 pm

Today I had the distinct, well, first experience of installing MS Windows on a PC, then customizing it for production (development) work. After playing with this PC for a few days (first a full install of Fedora Core 1 provided experience in installing linux – and the knowledge that you should install Windows first, on a dual-boot machine. So, prepare to redo.

A few (ok, lots of) false starts in that area (including a trips to these two local computer shops), and I had my machine up, running, and ready to install Windows.

Ah yes, the Windows install process, and exciting tasks of setting up your (work) environment. Read more in the extended entry…