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Python (2.5) and me

28 Dec 2009 13:53:17 rant, software

Python was sold to me as the best things since sliced bread. I can appreciate its principles such as “explicit is better than implicit”, “one way to do a thing”, and even “whitespace matters”. However, to me, there is a lot to compensate for the good stuff.

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SID of the day: Smo0oth Crimin4l by Owen Crowley (CRD)

6 Oct 2009 19:32:59 SotD

Smo0oth Crimin4l by Owen Crowley (CRD)

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HVSC and me

6 Oct 2009 13:00:54 diary

Now that I’m done with up to date copy of High Voltage SID Collection I’m not sure if I should laugh or cry. In a way I should be happy to finish something as time consuming as this but on the other hand I feel sorry that’s it’s done. How did it all begin? While I’ve always been great fan of chip music, I started to actively listen SIDs as late as in 2001. Until then I had only listened to my favourite songs from my Commodore 64 times. I’m not sure what happened back in 2001, but I got this great idea of listening all songs in HVSC. At first I did very little progress. I ofter had the same song players for tens of minutes if not hours. I started from root directory of HVSC and entered directories manually one by one. On the bright side I only needed to keep track of current file. In any case all this trouble caused me to practically forget my plans. At this point I was listening to HVSC 4.2 (update 27), which contained around 16000 SIDs.

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SID of the day: Unforgivable by Stellan Andersson (Dane)

24 Sep 2009 22:20:12 SotD, maemo, misc

Unforgivable by Stellan Andersson (Dane)

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0 days to go

18 Sep 2009 12:20:37 diary
Täysin palvellut

There it is. Fully served, or “täysin palvellut”. On 22 September 2008 I begun my non-military service and took a bus to Lapinjärvi training centre. Today, 18 September 2009, 362 after that bus ride, I’m on duty for the very last day.

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16 Jul 2009 10:37:37 rant, software

This rant was originally going to be part of previous multi-rant, but it has then grown in size to be fully self-sufficient.

I’m not exactly the biggest fan of PulseAudio and based on my past encounters with it I tend to blame PulseAudio for all audio issues on GNU/Linux until proven otherwise. Take that in account when you read this. Technically I think PulseAudio is neat and it has some ambitious goals but right now it simply doesn’t work for me.

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Miscellaneous rant

16 Jul 2009 09:31:16 diary, rant

Yet another rant about non-military service, HVSC, Ubuntu, PulseAudio, Cubble, and Nokia N810.

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Patches for Maemo Mapper 2.6.2

9 Jun 2009 09:46:26 software

Patches for MaemoMapper.

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Hello, my nick is wnd, and I'm an addict

27 May 2009 11:29:24 diary

I like chip music.

Hello, my nick is wnd, and I’m an addict. I started regular use around six years ago and since then it has only got worse. At first I used maybe once a week, but since then once a week has become a few times a week, then once a day, and now it’s several times a day. I don’t know how to stop anymore.

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How I dropped my Nokia N810 into the sea and (probably) got away with it

24 May 2009 20:10:22 diary, hardware, maemo
Nokia N810 disassembled

Two days ago I was Geocaching at eastern Helsinki (Vuosaari). I took a metro there and continued my way with my bike. The weather was perfect, the park there was nice and all that. Later that day when I realised it was a bit late and my significant other was probably expecting me to come home, I had just two more caches left on my primary list. I decided to take care of those. The second last was supposedly located on the side of a breakwater. You know, one of those built of rocks with gentle slope down to the sea. Obviously I got carried away with the hunt and managed to have the device slip out my breast pocket, bounce down the breakwater and drop into the sea.

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