Archive for September, 2008

School, Elections and Progress


Sorry for the VEEERY long time since my last entry… I was soo busy with school 😦 For example yesterday I had a presentation about a tv duell between two of our politicans… it’s election campaign time atm in austria … I HATE IT! All of the politicans are making promises they won’t keep.. Me and 2 of my friends had to do the presentation in about a day… was a pretty hard time for us.. now we can’t see anything about politics anymore or we’ll explode ^^ .. well.. tomorrow is election day .. so I hope it has an end then for some years again..

On other news: SabayonControlCenter is (slowly) progressing .. the QtMainApp now shows the modules and can actually launch something (StandAloneModules) .. Allevo had nearly no progress.. a crash fix.. but I currently have no time for nothing…

Hope I’ll get some work (and blogging) done next week.. but it doesn’t look promising… another 2 presentations and 3 projects ..

Ugh.. school ..


Really long time since the last time I blogged.. so.. school started.. and it’s like every year.. you go to school.. sit there. wait for it to pass by.. but it’s different then in the last years: WE’VE GOT NO INTERNET!!

Due to the resettlement of our school because of reconstruction of my old school we’ve gone to a new building with virtually no infastructure.. even no water in the class 😦 .. yet. We are getting a bigger and better class room next week *hell yes*

Most of the subjects now are also more interesting simply because they are more praxis oriented and with much more projects in teamwork.

So it happened that in a subject called “Project development” we were searching for a project we could do.. after some time one of us 6 guys said: “Maybe we could extend Allevo” and with these words a new era has begun πŸ™‚

We are now 6 guys who will improve and extend Allevo on every possible side.

On another note: on saturday my dancing course starts again and I still don’t know if I’ll subscribe because my dancing partner still hasn’t agreed on going again this year 😦 *beeing sad*

As you may have seen this is more or less a braindump .. another note:my new school is now in the heart of vienna which also means that my daily lunch at restaurants like I had it with some friends during the last year is getting REALLY expensive ^^

Yeah.. so .. that was more or less what happend during the last 1 1/2 weeks ^^

Stay tuned for updates

So.. the new year started.. and what has it got for me and my classmates? A pretty competent class teacher, a classroom which is smaller and uglier than the last room for a higher number of students! (29 😦 )

Also the school has no money anymore so they can’t afford things like paper for their teachers to make some copies.. it’s a pity…. We now also have to buy our own WLAN access point for class.. and basically do everything we want ourselves .. and the more important point: pay for everything ourselves.. we’ll see how that turns out..

Also I got some time to hack away at Sabayon Control Center.. finally I won the fight with CMake and have a working rcc, uic and moc .. so the Qt GUI works.. the next problem is now the dynamic loading of the ModuleManager library.. will look into it further tomorrow cause today I got no nerves anymore for dlopen, void pointers etc.

So. another year.. another chance for beeing a good student :p

or from ugly to uglier.. don’t know enough words to express my feelings about my new school…

The last 2 years I’ll have to complete until my graduation will be in an really old building, looking uglier than the one before.. and that’s really hard cause the old one was an abandoned police station… it has also been used by students for decades (like 250 years).. it has holes in the wall, everything is dirty and the eletrical installation looks a bit like.. well.. horror ^^

and it doesn’t get better with the new one.. looks just as ugly.. if not more.. well.. think I stop bashing… my english isn’t good enough to tell you how bad the state of those schools are

So I’ll just talk about cmake.. Today I tried to compile some piece of code which should end up as part of the Sabayon Control Center (specifially the Qt Main Window).. no success.. can’t get cmake to create the appropriate files (call moc to do this).. also I wasn’t able to find >>ANY<< documentation about Qt + Cmake integration.. the only side (qtnode) is down for mainteance .. sine at least 1 1/2 weeks.. I have absolutely no idea how I should get on with my work without knowing how to handle the Qt specific stuff in cmake…

Also the Gtk + cmake integration will be interesting..

I really hope that cmake was the right decision and that we just aren’t familiar enough with it yet.

On a sidenote: bought a new USB Stick and a DVB-T stick today.. the USB Stick is a Corsair FlashVoyager with 8GB! 25€ … not bad ^^ the DVB-T stick is a Hauppauge WinTV Nova T .. also works on linux πŸ™‚ (after compiling the v4l modules (if you need a howto .. just ask ^^))

The last two days I tried to get a mediacenter running on an old pc.. think I was successfull with MediaPortal (windows only *grr*) .. works with TV (recording, timeshift), server for image/videos/music store.. although it’s a bit slow on the UI

So.. that’s it for today (speaking of the day which ended 1:10h before already^^)

so.. good night people.. my Β eyelids are already falling down ^^