April 20, 2006

Okay, okay, my sysadmin-fu is weak. Good thing I don't do that for money any more. After way too much effort, and several rounds of, "aha! that's what was wrong! okay, it works now... CRAP!", I have given up on trying to get ImageMagick installed on the new majcher.com. (For the record, it's Fedora Core 4, and the latest WTF breakpoint was "Exception 420: no decode delegate for this image format" - for the life of me, I cannot get the ImageMagic build to locate or recognize the libjpeg libraries. If any googlenauts have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.) So, I've moved all of my photos over to my Dreamhost account, and have all the old stuff redirecting to http://xhibition.majcher.com/. It should be pretty transparent to everyone - if y'all are looking for stuff, and it's broken, let me know. I still have holes from the Big Crash that I need to restore from a deeper backup, but for now, it'll do.

Bernie was attending/assisting a birth for a friend of ours yesterday, so I rode my bike to work. Man, I'm old and slow. Also, my back totally spasmed up without provocation at work - that, or some bastard ninja snuck up behind me and whomped me in the lumbar with a tire iron. Yesterday was also the first day in quite some time that I didn't have any specific obligations scheduled, but I had a little work to so - instead, I sat very still and watched the two Netflix movies I've had sitting around for a couple months. Yay, Pistol Opera! Bernie got home around four in the morning, but I don't remember that.

Okay, back to work - BREW/ARM, boo - and then, tonight, my penultimate Intro To Game Programming class! As I've mentioned before, I won't be teaching it this summer, to free up some of my time for traveling and other projects. On Tuesday, I met up with Mark Kreitler, an engine programmer from Edge of Reality, yet another fine, fine game company in town here. He seems pretty excited to be taking over the class from me, and I think he's going to do a great job - he comes off as intelligent, knowledgeable, and well-spoken, and I'm sure that he has quite a bit more experience in the industry than I do. There was talk of switching to using j2me instead of pygame as a learning platform, which should be fine - I'm not particularly attached to python, and they both have different strengths and weaknesses for beginning programmers, so, fun. I look forward to seeing how that goes. Okay, I was supposed to be getting back to work almost a paragraph ago. Lazy!

Also, this is fun. Mmmm, moraley.

(April 20, 2006 10:22 AM)
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