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Beatnik (493)

Beatnik
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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

Project Daddy of Spine [sf.net], a mod_perl based CMS.

In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Thursday December 26, 2002
07:03 PM

It's the season to be hugging...

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For some reason, I really wanted to get my webcam working again... after 2 minutes of kernel reconfigurring and 20 minutes of recompiling, it worked right away. I have one of those old Connectix sphere shaped QuickCams, which is still pretty good :) I've been using cqcam on my box since uhm always and since I was up for a good challenge (I don't know why, it's not like I have time to spare), I decided to start porting the cqcam code to perl thru XS. After 2 minutes of browsing thru the code, I realized it was in fact C++ code and I'd have a bit of a mess getting that to work properly. Google gave me a link to Gluing C++ And Perl Together page and I expect I'll be reading that one numerous times of the next weeks. My C++ skills arent that good but I do have a reference guide within hands reach and loads of free time (mmmm whatever happened to that Java project?? It's still there, waiting to be finished... OUCH! SH*T! Damn! uhm problem... well, it's not like I have a life to waste time on :) ).

Anyway, if things work out oki, I'll have a module on CPAN within X weeks... I'd still need a good name for it, so suggestions are welcome :)

I did ask Extending & Embedding Perl for X-Mas (which would probably help my alot in my XS quest) but since I didn't get all my presents yet, I'm not sure I'll get it :| I did get some nice Sony Headsets.
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