So after a break of a few years I’ve got back into Folding, this time I’ve started from scratch discarding my old account. As of writing my new account has a score of 37304 more than doubling my previous score in 10 days rather than the 2 years it took me to accumulate my previous score! I’m using my Intel Core i7 for most of the work, one SMP core using 6 threads and another single process core. I’m supplementing my i7 with an AMD Athlon II Neo which is left running 24/7, it’s nowhere near as powerful the i7 but it’s CPU cycles are otherwise wasted.
Right now my i7 has a nVidia GTX260 sitting mostly idle just shifting dust, which I’d like to employ as well. However I’ve not had much luck getting the FAH core, CUDA and Wine to cooperate in the name of science, any pointers greatly appreciated.
Edit: Forgot to press publish, oops!
I’ve been invited alongside two fellow phpBB developers to attend Microsoft’s Jump In! Developers’ Campnext month in Switzerland to learn about interoperability between Microsoft’s software stacks and PHP applications. For more information on how to attend this event read on or visit, www.jumpincamp.com.
Well one of my gripes with Ubuntu 9.10 ‘Karmic Koala’ has been cured at least, Firebug 1.5 now works after upgrades to Firefox 3.5.8.
Shame that I’ve found out my bash completion is broken.
Time for another phpBB hook, this time the aim is to remove the messages which irritate some people when a post has been made and instead redirect the user immediately to the default choice. A few considerations had to be made with this, firstly the administration panel is off limits as this uses messages for success and failure in some places. Secondly any page which goes back to itself by default is made confusing if there isn’t a confirmation, so these aren’t automatically redirected; a good example of this being the UCP preferences. Continue reading
I recently treated myself to a new mobile
phone, so I bought a Nokia N900 which eXpansys eventually shipped to me. Now to the point, you can easily share content to Facebook, Ovi, and Flickr but I maintain my own Gallery2 installation and I wanted to upload my photos there as well. Luckily the sharing infrastructure is pluggable, so all I needed was a plugin which I found. Configuring it was a bit of a headache so here is how I did it. Continue reading
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I removed the double line spacing as well!
Updated my desktop from Ubuntu ‘Jaunty’ 9.04 to Ubuntu ‘Karmic’ 9.10, the upgrade process worked flawlessly. Sadly the number of regressions has kind of taken the shine of the various improvements to the distribution.
The big kicker for me is the breaking of VLC and/or Gnome Screensaver, now VLC fails to suppress the screensaver in full screen which is kind of useless when you want to watching anything over 5 minutes long. To workaround this I use
gnome-screensaver-command --inhibit to prevent the screensaver from activating, and set a command to kill that after 2 hours. The next problem I’ve observed is that even when the suppression and the film have both ended, the screensaver still doesn’t want to activate for ages; leaving my desktop burning the image into the screen until I lock the screen myself. Not a problem but I often hit the hay with a film on and usually fall asleep midway through, got up yesterday morning to find my desktop sat there still being projected from my display. LP #428884.
My second gripe is Flash player under a x86-64 installation using nspluginwrapper and the x86 Flash player provided in the repositories works, what’s so bad about that? Well you can’t actually click on any controls on the Flash object, which kind of rules out embedded YouTube, BBC iPlayer, etc. roll on <video> with Ogg Theora. I resolved this by purging the packaged Flash and nspluginwrapper, and then installing the native 64 bit alpha version from Adobe.
Finally Firebug 1.5 doesn’t support 64 bit builds of Firefox, which to be fair Mozilla don’t support so I don’t really have a problem with this. You need to get an older release from the 1.4 branch, I’ve heard that the 1.6 alphas work again.
Good grumbling done for the morning!