Archives for April, 2007

Broken chassis


I never dropped my (six months old) Macbook to the floor or mistreated it, nevertheless the chassis got broken where the lid touches it . Am I the only one with this problem?

Photobooth-like effects with OpenGL shaders


My ex roommate wrote a tutorial on OpenGL shaders to do Photobooth-like effects. It would be great if someone could wrote a GStreamer plugin and integrate it with Daniel Siegel’s SOC. The sad thing is that my video driver does not seem to support shaders even if they are supported by the 945GM chipset .

s/Apache/lighttpd/


NerdOCRACY, the server hosting barisione.org, moved to lighttpd as it’s less resource-hungry and easier to configure. I had only some problems with WordPress, to have clean addresses like www.example.com/about instead of something like www.example.com/?p=123 it uses this htaccess file: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] […]

Summer of Code


My SOC application has been accepted! Update: The project is now called Telekinesis.

Some notes on my SOC proposal


Reading some comments on my SOC proposal I have the impression that someone didn’t understand what I’m going to work on, I don’t want to write yet another Samba-like program but an application to send files over a LAN without the need to share folders. Systems like Samba or FTP are useful at home or […]

purge included among the official Mercurial extensions


When using CVS I always use cvspurge (from the CVS Utilities package) to delete the auto generated files that are not deleted by make distclean, this is useful to test local and uncommitted changes in the otherwise clean source tree. This is why some months ago I wrote a purge extension for Mercurial. Now my […]