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February 26, 2015

I really, REALLY hate getting abuse over how inadequate my job of cleaning up some dumbass Windows-developer's attempt to write Linux driver code is. It's like blaming the janitor for the mess the college party left.

You know what? I'm SORRY I missed a doubled tab out of 23,000 lines of someone else's code. Excuse me doubly for being pissed off that people in other companies (that will remain nameless) take $500 an hour to tell us how wrong this crap is, but won't spend 10 minutes actually trying to fix any of it. Excuse me triply for being furious that managers need to crash our tech meetings to "rein in" the amount of time I'm spending on this shit.

I wouldn't have had to do it in the first place if any of these managers had given a shit about Linux back when they started writing this crap.

I need to fucking hit something.


February 2, 2015

Federal jury duty is messy and boring. The shit commute and nasty weather didn't help any.

I just want to go home.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered on Steam

January 29, 2015

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered on Steam.

If I recall correctly, Indigo Prophecy was released about a decade ago and did fairly well. This was one of the games that I was looking forward to for a long time back on the PS2, and I wasn't disappointed.

Now a remastered version has been released on Steam for Linux. :) My 164th linux title in Steam.

We may not get as many games as Windows but at least we get the good ones. ;)

And then, I understood.

November 22, 2014

In the Archive, time stands still.
In the Thought, time flashes past.
The Archive is eternity.
The Thought is instantaneous.
I think, therefore I am.
I remember, therefore I have been.
I hope, therefore I shall go on...


November 12, 2014

I can tell today is already going to be epic. Traffic was horrendous and I dropped my breakfast sandwich not even 1/4th through. :(

Hope your day is better.


November 4, 2014

It's really hard sometimes working for a company that likes to put Windows first, EVERYWHERE. They're not nice about it, but I've finally gotten it to the point where I don't need a Windows VM anymore.

The main thing was this IM/phone/meeting app called Wync (which is a Lync clone) that actually *works*. I can call, I can join meetings, I can watch presentations... and yeah, I had to pay for it, but oh well.

The other thing was getting GreaseMonkey to do the job of fixing our horrendously-made timesheet website, so that it could be accessed using Firefox. They had a horrendously bad bug that was EASILY fixed with a few lines of code, but nobody seems to be able to update the site anymore.

I'm also experimenting with the Ubuntu SDK and QT. So far things are going well, and it's nice to have a functional IDE again. Eclipse didn't draw icons properly and Anjuta has been ignored for years on Ubuntu...