Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eye candy working again in E17 Ecomorph

After a recent upgrade to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx and rebuilding E17 and Ecomorph the cool effects wouldn't startup in a dual monitor setup. I kept getting...

Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (3840x1080) to maximum 3D texture size (4096): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present.
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Got Desktop Geometry 0x1
window managed: 0xc0598f : 0x3800022
- XTerm
Floating point exception

A single monitor setup worked fine.

The important line is "Got Desktop Geometry 0x1" Which I ignored because I thought
it was a status result of Hex value one - which could mean an error but could also mean
True. Which is what I thought it meant True or Yes or Yay, Got Desktop Geometry.

What it actually refers to is how many screens Horizontal by Vertical.

In any case it should never read zero by anything since the first number is used for division in the window.c program....Long story short, I hacked it for now to force it use 1x1 but I will look at the code in more detail and try to fix it properly.

More details are at http://code.google.com/p/itask-module/wiki/Stuff

Monday, September 13, 2010

Glen Thomas / Mike Cliffe project

Well, first off, I refuse to write about this since Glen did a brilliant job of it already !

Head on over to the Barking Eye blog to read about the music project that The Freq and AudioFumes are working on :)


Saturday, September 4, 2010

I thought this would have been obvious :P

From: CFIA Master
Reply-To: CFIA Master
Subject: 20100903b - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT (botulism) / DANGER POUR LA SANTÉ (botulisme)
Date: 10-09-04 02:30:45 AM



OTTAWA, September 3, 2010 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Africana General Market is warning the public not to consume Shitor sauce because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

Affected product, Shitor sauce, was sold in 500 ml and 250 ml glass jars with no lot numbers or UPC. The Shitor sauce was sold only at the Africana General Market store, Kingsway, British Columbia.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, Africana General Market, Kingsway, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Africana General Market 604-434-4555; or
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday