4 Apr 2002 a7r   » (Journeyer)

HTML tables suck. They never seem to render the way you want them to.

I can't wait for my new InterMetro rack modules to show up. I want to finally get my server organization done, and out of the way.. I've probably reorged my setup > 10 times in the past 2 years. It's a waste of energy.

In other news.. I'm working on upgrading a bunch of packages in Familiar's unstable feed. Python has been converted from one package, missing pieces, to 39 packages with all of the stock Python bits included in one form or another. There's a new OpenSSL, new shared-object expat, new OpenSSH. I'm also looking at upgrading to a new GNU libc for v0.6 (Jaime has already put v0.5.2 in motion, plus it'd be too big of an upgrade for a point release, anyway).

This weekend ARL is having a get-together up at my house, to push through a bunch of work on the native port of xchat to OS X's native Cocoa API. Several people in a room all developing a single piece of software seems to have a nice pressure cooker effect to it.

I've been recording a little bit of music. I've laid down some initial tracks for a cover of ``With or Without You'',. I'm pretty happy with it, but what I've got so far seems pretty formulaic (i.e. I'm not really bringing anything groundbreaking to the track).

Here's a quick sample-heavy piece I put together about a month ago. I recorded this live,.. I like the way it turned out. (Edit: I had a couple people ask me how I recorded it.. the MP3 was a cut from a much longer recording I did in Logic Audio. I set a Shure SM-57 down in the middle of my living room about 2 ft away, angled 45 degrees towards my guitar. That went into a Mackie 1402, into a MOTU 828, to a B&W G3 through FireWire, then it was just a bounce to WAV, and then MP3 encoding using iTunes).

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