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Daniel Patton: jizzlobber - faith no more

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25

I just got my tv tuner card working through Linux, would be just about as long as I've had my computer that I've been trying to do that.

On a similar subject, I've been out and bought some necessary supplies for L.C.A, not least of which is a nifty new bag for my new laptop, cheap too, only $50 AUD.

I'll post some photos tomorrow, can't be bothered chasing up the camera right now.

Oh yeah, seems photobucket has changed their service, so you can't post screenshots anymore. Looks like I'll have to get my own web server up soon.

So, Until tomorrow,


Daniel Patton: Stuff

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
I finally have enough time to update my journal! Incredible.

On the work subject; I finally know how much I can 'blog about. So, the company that's employing me is Global Multimedia, as a computer technician. I can't really name the schools I'm working at until I've gained permission from each one individually.

On the journal subject; Crimson_wishes (Trinergy's new alt) has just added me to her friends list on livejournal, so a few new people might be reading my rants through her friends page. Hi all!

On the programming subject; A little more work on GNOME-MUD has been done as a result of a little prodding by me, I started out with a patch I thought solved a crash on 64 bit systems, but it turns out it was the wrong thing to do, that still got the same result in this case. So, checkout HEAD branch if you have troubles running GNOME-MUD on 64 bit systems. If you like that kind of thing, that is.

On the l.c.a subject; It's nearly all sorted out now, the only thing now is to install Ubuntu on my shiny new laptop, transfer my key to it, pack, and get to the airport! Joy.

Daniel Patton: tenacious d - tribute

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Seems I've done well with the company I'm been working with, the probation period is up and they want me to stay on.


Unfortunately, I still don't know how much I can blog about.

Daniel Patton: Car crash

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Lisa and I were in a car accident on Thursday. Luckily, no-one was injured, just our cars.

She was driving her car, with me in the passenger seat, down near Altona Library. Some stooge decided they'd go right through a give way sign, and ploughed straight into us, pushing us all into a car waiting at a give way sign on the other side. The accident instigator was being a bit funny about the story, so the police were called in to take statements from everybody. Looks like a bit of court time & probable demerit points for the instigator. Lisa's car had to be towed, along with the instigators. Probably a couple of weeks before it's fixed. Very annoying, as she depends on her car for a lot.


Daniel Patton: Sin City

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Just watched Sin City last night, I really enjoyed it.

Brittany Murphy is a really sucky actor though. Obviously hired for the tits.

Daniel Patton: Secret project release!

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
After a lot of buggering around trying to find a hosting solution that actually stayed up, it's finally released; Introducing Your GNOME Podcast - Episode 1. You can find it here.

In different news, on IRC today:

jordim OI DUDES dnathief YO jordim what's the story? dnathief on....? jordim on everything! dnathief well, in the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded... jordim lol

Megapoints if you can get where this is ripped off from.

Daniel Patton: Damn.

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
So, today would've been the day for releasing my super-secret project, but the hosting solution I had planned on using has fallen through. Damn.

Stay tuned.

Daniel Patton: kill the wabbit - metallica & ozzy ozbourne

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Long time, no post. Abbreviation mode, activate!

  • LCA'06: Brilliant.

  • LUV: Attended my first meeting of the year yesterday. Good stuff.

  • Mail: Chewed through all 1000+ unread emails. Quite an effort.

  • Cards: Fed my playing card addiction. Should really try to cut down. Hah!

  • MLA: Getting more active on the list, I think my posts are getting kinda helpful.

  • GNOME-MUD: Been sending a few patches of late, still needs work on aliases, triggers, keybinds, logging, and a few other random things.

  • Super-secret GNOME project: Soon.

Daniel Patton: a perfect circle - vanishing

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Haiku for next blog

Crimson Wishes it to be

Spiffing meme it is

Daniel Patton

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
My first talk for LUV was held last night, it seemed to go fairly well, based on the comments afterwards. I'll have to figure out some good 'Hey, Shaddap, I'm talkin' here!' lines before the next one though.

Lisa and I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a couple of hours before the talk was held; I really liked it, as is generally the case with me and Tim Burton films. Johnny Depp makes a nutty Wonka. (PUN!)

Daniel Patton: the bloodhound gang - asleep at the wheel

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25

Jon, I think we can definitely conclude that it's borked.

Daniel Patton: rammstein - du hast

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Inspired by Dr Karl and his podcast push, I've been hacking recently on a podcast tracking/downloading application for the GNOME desktop. It's not up to much yet, as I've never coded a downloading app before, but the basics are there. It's even got an icon, although Georgia's promised me a better one once I install Inkscape for her.

Anyway, don't expect much, a bit of a rewrite is necessary, as the UI hangs while a file is downloading (Is gnome_vfs_xfer_uri() the right way to do this, or would gnome_vfs_async_xfer() be a better way?), some of the files are missing the GPL header, the downloading directory is hardcoded (The bit in the preferences dialog has no effect ATM), a few changes left from gnome-hello and a few bits and bobs in the UI are missing/incomplete.

The source is here for anyone keen to finish it off before me (Hah, more like so people can kick my arse into gear to finish it).

Daniel Patton: A few purchases....

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
I've gone a bit nutty recently, and bought a few thing for myself;

Georgia also bought me this, 'cause she knows what rocks;

Daniel Patton: Hell has frozen over (again)

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Lisa's posted her LCA blog at last.

Daniel Patton: LCA Day 2

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Well, we're in Canberra at last, alive and well. It's now day two of LCA, I spent the first day at the Debian miniconf, and today at the GNOME miniconf. Some pretty cool stuff was shown at the Debian miniconf, I was really impressed with 'the fastest Debian system in the world'. The GNOME miniconf was good too, lots of development stuff, brilliant.

Unfortunately, I was told the wrong pub to go to afterwards, so we ended up wandering around in the city for about an hour and a half, before heading back to the motel, sober and hungry. Bah. I probably couldn't drink much tonight anyway, considering the bottle of scotch I guzzled last night.

Oh, and my blog is now aggregated on, so a big hello to everyone there.

Daniel Patton: The end of Movember

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
So, it's the end of Movember. I'll just take this opportunity to reiterate my promise to shave my beard if my teams donations end up anywhere over $1k. We're not quite there yet.

It's still not too late to make a donation!

Daniel Patton: Movember

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
Hi all, especially to PLOA readers - long time no post.

So, first off, I don't think I've announced it here - I've finally popped the question to my long suffering (10 years!) Lisa... And yes, she said yes. I'll endeavor to post the date as soon as it's been decided - still a lot of planning to go.

Secondly, I've signed up for a Movember team. The Mo Bros are asking for donations to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and BeyondBlue. You can donate to me here, or donate to my team here. If you were in the mood to give us an engagement present, feel free to sling your cash that way instead.

In case you're wondering about the team name, it was started through H.I.S. Hose... And no, I'm not employed there, I just got drafted.

Oh yeah, and as already promised elsewhere, if either myself or my team rasies $1k or over, I'll shave my beard at the end of the month too. For those that know my face, that's no small ask. :)

Daniel Patton

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25


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Daniel Patton: Penguins take flight!

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:25
The article is interesting enough, but check out the video!