June 23, 2003

Wrists suck ()

by fluffy at 8:51 AM
As impossible as it would be, taking a month-long break from the computer seems really appealing right now.

June 19, 2003

My favorite workout beverage ()

by fluffy at 12:01 PM
Take one pint water. Add a large squirt of lemon juice. Enjoy.

June 13, 2003

Hardcore lighting stresstest ()

by fluffy at 5:45 PM
Haven't posted about my graphics engine in a while, so here's some pictures of my dynamic shadow stresstest running at 20fps.

June 8, 2003

All is now good in the world ()

by fluffy at 3:30 AM
That was a fucking pain in the ass. But the forum is recovered to its former glory.

phpBB needs a better upgrade mechanism. One which doesn't require the admin to take a crash-course in SQL to learn how to fix the horribly-broken tables.

(If you already had an account, it should still work just fine, though you may need to clear your cookies to get in. Also, all avatar images got deleted.)

Update: Except for that little problem of not being able to post anything. God damnit.

Forums should be fixed (, )

by fluffy at 12:34 AM
You know, it's hard to know there's a problem with something when people don't report that the problem exists. (Apparently something got botched when I last upgraded phpBB, causing registrations to fail. Which is why nobody has registered in months. Joy.)

Update: FUCK SHIT ASS TITS CUNT MOTHERFUCKER COCK MEKROB Golly, something still seems to be amiss. Anyone know how to get postgres to list and possibly drop all tables matching a certain pattern? I think a total from-scratch reinstall is in order. (Don't worry, I backed up all the comments first.)

Update: Fuck it. Just fucking fuck it. All prior comments are lost, and there's nothing I can do about it, thanks to phpBB's fragile database schema and totally opaque configuration, relying on SQL to configure things which really shouldn't be configured in SQL.

I think I'll try Ikonboard. Tomorrow.

June 5, 2003

So much for the pad platforms ()

by fluffy at 2:29 AM
Apparently I'm so hard on the pads that even with the overengineering I did to keep the pad to stay in one place, the pad inside my 1P platform has shifted around a whole bunch (making the registration bumps no longer useful), and the cover's gotten stretched out.

Maybe I'll try replacing the cover with the hardwood floor cover that recommends so highly. In the meantime I think I'll switch to using the 2P pad for a while.

June 4, 2003


by fluffy at 3:14 PM
It's summer, I got my master's degree, and I've managed to successfully complete another revolution around the sun within the same relativistic frame as everyone else (more or less). So, you are cordially invited to attend a party at my house on Sunday, June 14, starting around 5:30 PM. There will be a variety of food and drinks, and the usual musical jamming, so bring an instrument (and any necessary amplification/cables/etc.) if you're so inclined. (This time the jam will probably happen in the greenhouse or the living room, and may be broadcast LIVE ON THE INTERNET, just because.)

When: Saturday, June 14, 5:30-ish

Where: Email for address, map and directions (if you'd actually be able to get to Las Cruces on that day and are actually interested in coming)