Super-achieve! Week 43 ’09


Staying up all night is definitely the way forward for me. Stayed up last night and achieved…

  • First Japanese word learned in months.
  • Sent some emails I should have sent three months ago.
  • First go on Wii fit in months.
  • First cycle ride in weeks.
  • Found CDs with 400 photos I thought I’d lost forever.
  • Tucked all my loose CDs and DVDs away into folders.
  • Sorted out all my old AV and computer cables.
  • Cleared a lot of space in my room.

plus a few other bits and bobs. Woot!

And now I’m trying out posting this from my HTC Hero android phone too.

On the downside, one of the reasons for the flurry of activity is that I feel like I’ve wasted the last week or so trying to get the android SDK working on any of my Linux machines and attempting to connect the phone to Windows running in a KVM in order to update it. I’ve had to admit defeat on both of those which is why this has taken 10 minutes rather than 2 to write. Grrrr.


Achieve! – Week 45

  • reached 1000th word in Japanese vocabulary quiz. it was “recently”. (今度)
  • cycled again .. twice! – it’s been a while
  • put grapher on hold to focus on table merging
  • cooked food from actual ingredients
  • chopped up parts for another monitor stand and built it
  • tried switching off fans – got freaked and turned them back on
  • finished a book
  • manually removed remaining spam from a few years of emails
  • upgraded athlon PC to F8 – it’s not very happy about that!
  • wrote new OS GML loader
  • joined freecycle and passed on a telly
  • tidied up slightly


Achieve! – Week 33

  • got car insurance
  • arranged delivery of returned CRB and ID forms
  • bought 3 more N95 batteries and a case and replacement back cover.  the case and one battery have already broken!
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  • cycled to bath and back in 2hrs non-stop in the rain
  • fixed and built layerguess and colourlookup so you can upload maps again
  • went to Purbeck by train (sunny) and then open-top bus in pouring rain!

Achieve! – Week 29

  • munin:
    • added apache logging
    • added a marker at f7 upgrade to all graphs
    • cleaned out messed up disk temperature stats
  • enabled huge Comix cursors
  • agreed to do two Cru holidays and Greenbelt and booked holiday
  • failed to get mapserver working again so given up and switched to svg and rsvg
  • started refactoring svgmap.php to use more functions
  • added optipng to svgmap. adds about 1s per page for fixed settings (one trial) – 2s on -o2 (8 trials)
  • refactored physics.c to use eobjects. worked first time! also hasn’t crashed yet!
  • made netview multi-threaded so the physics and listener are independent of the renderer and can use another two cores. works okay but needs semaphores when writing to the model scene-graph.

network viewer screenshot

  • fixed quiz.php – needed php-gd and php-mb.
  • fixed form.php – just needed the file restored.
  • took landy for MOT – failed, re-visit wednesday
  • made first attempt at sealing the landy roof where it drips
  • went to memorial
  • almost got to shrewsbury – stuck at floods


  • hit 500m on my cycle odometer!
  • updated mum’s computer. removed adobe photoshop album from dad’s.