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Monday, January 6 2014
[10:15:31] matt [wronka.org]/Trip Unfortunately, the Darktable developers package the latest versions for Ubuntu, which means it's simply easiest to use that distro. Installing 13.10 at home at least avoided the issues 13.04 had at work with filesystems not being mounted during init (like /tmp), but oddly switching from 12.10 to 13.10 30-bit dual-head became unstable and lost acceleration. 13.10 seems to work alright (or at lesat with accelration) when connected do one output to the Haswell card, but connecting two leads to instability and a lots of acceleration. The same computer, swaping the boot drive, works fine with dual-head 30-bit on 12.10 so this appears to be a software regression as opposed to a lack of general support for the configuation.
Otherwise, upgrading to Darktable 1.4 from 1.2.x has been positive. (Back on 12.10), it feels much faster, especially when turning-on level and curve controls (it seems to have already calculated the luminosity distribution which used to take an annoyingly long time to appear), and more controls can be instanced—this is particularly useful for levels to be used like an ND grad (better than the default ND grad control) and spot removal which can now blend to just affect spots when cloning dust.
Friday, December 6 2013
Monday, December 2 2013
Saturday, October 19 2013
[12:38:13] matt [wronka.org]/Psi+ Periodically, my MythTV DVR has trouble pushing video to the front-ends. Jumping into the backend, it turns-out that this is because it's only pulling about 1MB/s from the Netgear Ready NAS 6 Ultra. I tried a variety of things, such as defragging the XFS filesystem I'm using on it, to no avail. Having a little more time this morning and nothing important to record, I spent a little more time looking at it, and realized that I was getting between 58ms and ~85ms ping times to the NAS which was directly connected over a 1Gb link (previously there was a combination 1Gb switch and WiFi AP in between I had blamed). 58ms is exceptoinally bad for this connection, and originally I thought I must have entered the address of my receiver connected via a WiFi link, but after tripple checking the receiver was actually < 2ms and the directly connected Ready NAS was magnitudes slower.
Rebooting the NAS immediately brought the latency back down to just over 0.2ms average and disk I/O back up to ~30MB/s, a huge change from before but a very dissapointing result. It looks like I ran into this last in early September from the NAS's log history.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
assume the user knows better than you what his email address is?"
Tuesday, October 8 2013
[09:53:13] matt [wronka.org]/Trip For the first time in a long while, http://quec.li/ was updated last month, and after upgrading the database a little, now has clustering of articles enabled. Some work better than others, but as it gets more information from each feed, it should do better. There's a bit more I want to do with the UI (e.g. hide related stories from showing-up right next to each other), but in general, I'm quite happy with it. For example, on my dashboard now:
[The Register] Nuon, Tokai maintain six-race rivalry: No race records on the cards for 2013 Day Two of the World Solar Challenge has ended with only a handful of the vehicles reaching the checkpoint at Ti Tree, north of Alice Springs.?
World Solar Challenge Underway [Slashdot]
All roads lead to Darwin ahead of solar challenge flag-fall [The Register]