What goes: Bump bump bump bump bump splash
Answer: Me falling down the basement stairs with 2 drinks in my hand.
Mother %^&#$%@! did that ever hurt.
Shot at the beach in Kincardine, Ontario. This is mostly as-shot thanks
to my new Cokin filters (polarizer, ND-Grad, and ND filters used here).
Has anyone seen cwd() failing on an extremely high load server? I don't really understand why it fails (only happens under extreme load), and wondered if anyone had any insight.
After a long hiatus I've finally done a bit of hacking on DBD::SQLite. It's updated to the latest core sqlite, and applied a bunch of important patches from RT. I also added in the FTS code (edit: FTS is Full Text Search) - though I haven't tested that so if someone else can do that'd be awesome (if you can supply me with a working
Being an open source geek is an interesting position to be in. You can hack on bizarre stuff that barely anyone uses (like Net::IMAP::Simple::NB) or you can hack on stuff that people use but you rarely hear about (like CDB_File, which I didn't create but at least I maintain it).
What's odd about DBD::SQLite is that it has now become a staple of so many tiny little applications (most recently I read about some hack of reddit that someone had done) that if it suddenly went away it would be like perl going away. And that both gives me a wonderful sense of joy (for helping those people) and a terrible sense of dread (because what if I got it wrong somehow?). Such is the way of free software I guess...
I feel like I really accomplished something today. I actually re-implemented some of the core features of SpamAssassin and made it about 8 times faster. BUT that's not what I'm proud of.
I managed to accidentally wrench off a tap in my garage a couple of weeks ago, and so I had to re-plumb it back on. But being right up against a drywall it was a bit more complex - a case of cut the pipe, clean the pipe, put on new tap, solder it on, solder on half a joint on the other end, and finally solder the two pieces of pipe back together at the joint end.
Yes it leaked first time. But I realised my screw up - I had soldered it back together with the tap closed, so the air/steam pressure build-up blew the solder out of the join. It doesn't tell you not to do that in any of the instructions, but at least I felt like I learned something. And with plumbing, you learn FAST or you get wet.
So now I can add "basic plumbing" to my resumé. Sweet.
Changes in this release:
* DVD Spanner now stores a searchable library of all archived files so that you can always find your files
* Minor cosmetic improvements
* Some bug fixes to how the display is updated
Adds a basic "library" feature which keeps track of all files you've burned. Useful to be able to find files that you've burned previously.