For TenDRA I need to start work on a regression test suite for C. Will put it separately from the normal code I think as to work on a more generic framework.
Came across http://opensourcetesting.org today, interesting that someone finally put up a site for that.
Been looking at 3Ware and Areca SATA RAID controller cards. Looks like very decent stuff and best of all: FreeBSD support.
Combined with a Chenbro chassis makes for a nice RAID system with good cooling. The Chenbro stuff comes with enclosures to put your normal disks in, so no need for ordering expensive ‘specially prepared’ hard disks from $VENDOR. Just order your regular 200 GB Barracuda SATA disk, put them in the enclosures and place them in the chassis.
I’ve been using Bugzilla for a while now for the TenDRA Project. I am quite happy with it. Right now I use it on a MySQL database, but everybody that really knows me knows I prefer PostgreSQL over MySQL because of the real database features it has.
To counter any knee-jerk reactions, no, MySQL is not bad, I am just used to features real databases provide (views, stored procedures, etc) and once you are used to that, MySQL feels, …, inadequate.
Bugzilla has, in the last year, been working hard on making the program database independent.
See the following URLs for developer details on progress:
Bugzilla PostgreSQL meta bug
Bugzilla Oracle meta bug
Bugzilla Sybase meta bug
Bugzilla Firebird meta bug
This is what I also emailed (the URLs that is) to the authors of IEEE’s Software magazine column about Open Source. They wrote that Bugzilla is not database independent, and while that is undisputable (aside from the ‘hackish’ port to PostgreSQL on the side, which I also worked on) there is significant work being done behind the scenes on making it database independent.
Moved to Drupal 4.6.0.
Do not pay attention, much, to the current layout. 4.6.0 introduces a PHPTemplate theme engine to which I want to convert my old layout.
Watch this space…
In a blaze of insane reasoning we now see that using or embedding GPL’d fonts with/in documents can/might/will make that document GPL’d as well.
http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-April/010319.html discusses some of the finer points with regard to this issue.
On the FSF site we can find a mention of how fonts apparently are a difficult thing with the GPL.
Personally I am getting sick of licenses to the marrow of my bone.
A typical font license is quite similar to what Adobe says on their “What about fonts?” page.
“You may embed typefaces into documents only under certain circumstances. Adobe permits embedding certain typefaces into documents for the explicit purpose of viewing and printing only.”
An interesting article on the issue Font Licensing and Protection Details.
On the art side I totally fell in love with Ryan Church’s work especially after seeing some of his concept artwork as laid out in my copy of The Making of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.
Borrowing the title from an online novel written by Sundroid that deals with the suffering of Tibetan exiles.
Edit 2007-05-19: Link is gone.
After taking http://web.tickle.com/tests/esp/index.jsp I get:
Jeroen, you have an unusually strong psychic talent in the area of Precognition
This means you have an uncanny ability to look into the future and anticipate what is going to happen. By knowing something’s going to occur, you can even change the outcome of events for the better.
Jeroen, our in-depth analysis also shows you have other hidden psychic strengths including retrocognition (the ability to know what has happened in the past), telepathy (the ability to sense people’s true thoughts) and clairvoyance (the ability to see the unknown).
Well, that makes a lot of sense to me, since I do sense people, have a lot of déjà vus, et cetera…