Now into Chapter 5 in Dive into Python while simultaneously playing around with Python in the OPEN-R environment. This is tougher to crack than I thought.
I would just like everyone to know how sweet XAMPP is: it’s very sweet. It’s a full package of Apache + MySQL and a slew of admin tools that you can install on your box quickly to host a website. I use it on my home computers to design kickass WordPress sites locally like this one here and it works great on my Mac and Windows boxes. Here’s an article how to use XAMPP to develop WordPress offline before you bring online.
Yay!! WordPress 2.0 and K2 Beta One r133 !!
Just further evidence over the power of Aibos in popular culture: House Episode Talks about Robocup [My Blog]
Added nifty ‘Archives’ links to for the Dev Blog (which is simply a category called ‘Shorts’) and for the overall blog next to the RSS feed link.
If you click on the ‘#’ at the end of these Asides posts, you’ll go to the permalink for the post. However, for some reason, it will not post the entire message. That’s annoying.
Makefiles pretty much all sorted. Code properly compiles but there are a billion more warnings now that i’ll have to sort through. Dogs boot up and run fine, but quitting aiboConnect crashes the machine. something with the ceaseHeadSlowly method (!).
Mounting/Unmounting our Sony Memory Sticks in OSX is becoming increasingly tricky.
In linux (or even in cygwin for Windows), this is a very easy process.
Mac OSX has a seemingly easy mount command-line program called ‘disktool’. It identifies the mount internally (e.g. disk1s1 or disk3), and externally (memory sticks typically come up as ‘Untitled’) and users can access this mount at /Volumes/Untitled/. disktool has commands to unmount drives via shell-scripting, which is very nice.
Annoyingly, OSX identifies sticks differently per machine and even sometimes within the machine (sometimes it’s ‘disk1s1’ or ‘disk3s1’). If you’re not careful about setting it properly in the scripts, you can unmount something you don’t want to. I found this out the hard way when I accidently unmounted Chown-dog’s hard drive.
So all of a sudden today, the external and internal identification of my stick somehow changed as I was fiddling with Makefiles. First the external id became ‘Untitled 1’ then ‘Untitled 2’ and ultimately after some ejections and a reboot, ‘UNTITLED’ (shell-scripting in OSX is case-sensitive). This changes the place where we copy all of our sweet code.
I need to use my brain and figure out a way to solve these two annoying mounting issues–both to safely unmount the correct drive, and to not have to constantly change configuration files whenever osx decides to rename a mount.