New Machines (aka my interwebs are slow)

Mon 13 April 2009 by Peter Ward

So, 2 weekends ago, I got a new computer! It's been named "polaris". It was built from parts by my brother (since I don't generally like descending down into the hardware level).

Stats: Processor: 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz Memory : 4GB (but not being utilized, as I'm using the wrong kernel atm) Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid Display Resolution: 1680x1050 pixels

My mother also recieved a similar machine (3.16 GHz processer instead), and is running Windows XP Professional. (It's name is "m2", as her old one was "m1") I also took what I could from my mother's old machine, and put them into my old machine, and named is "aurora". (answer to last post: it's my new development server)

Unfortunately, this meant installing 3 operating systems from the internet (XP was CD-based, but it needed SP{2,3} and all the various upgrades). Also, I didn't think to download a real Debian CD/DVD (instead of my netinst install CD), so it also meant downloading 3 operatings systems.

Thus I am currently on dial-up speed internet.

Oh well, at least I've got a development server to play with (I'll set up version control stuff, Trac, and anything else I can think up).

Hey look - I've deviated from the original point of this post, so I'd better stop typing soon - but, before I go, which of these do people think I should work on:

  • Improved Sprite and Scene System: on http://pygame.org/wiki/gsoc2009ideas (I can't do GSOC this year, due to the age limit) - it looks like I could rewrite Bezel Engine to become part of PyGame. (which would be awesome)
  • Presenter - the control freak's presentation tool.
  • Web development - make my super-awesome WSGI app for developing web applications (yeah, sounds recursive). (and hard!)

So people, tell me what I should focus on - I'll continue doing small disjointed development on all of them for the moment, but if people tell that they really want to see me make one of these, I'll put a lot of time and effort into it.


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