Awesome + GNOME Configuration

Wed 28 November 2012 by Peter Ward

I was recently prompted to publish my configuration for integrating GNOME and awesome. At the time I wrote this setup, the awesome wiki was recommending a configuration which didn’t correctly autostart applications, nor integrate well with anything expecting to find a session manager. However, it now contains instructions for …

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Prettify script for PC^2

Sat 17 November 2012 by Peter Ward

When I was doing programming competitions at uni, I wrote this script, which takes the default HTML output from PC^2 and add some colour to it to indicate passed / failed problems. Since it was written / enhanced on the day of the competition, there’s definitely some hacky code in …

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End of Honours

Thu 15 November 2012 by Peter Ward

Well, I’ve handed in my thesis (Providing Useful Feedback to Beginner Programmers), and done a presentation for it (twice, for logistical reasons), so I’ve now finished everything I need to do for uni! I’m very happy about this, and I’ve been enjoying the little bubble of …

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gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor Memory Usage

Sun 11 November 2012 by Peter Ward

I’ve noticed over the past few weeks that occasionally there was a gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor process taking an unreasonable amount of memory. Since my computer just ran out of memory, I was prompted to investigate why, and here’s what I found.

I’m not sure how much of this is …

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Restarting this blog

Wed 07 November 2012 by Peter Ward

Welcome to my blog! Apparently I think these things are still useful for something (I may be slightly delusional on this point).

I’m using Pelican, and have imported all the content from my old blog(s), but there are still some formatting issues with the import which I need …

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Sun 07 August 2011 by Peter Ward

Just a quick note for the people who care about trivial things like privacy. ;)

I’m decommissioning my four year old 1024-bit DSA key (1024D/D1ED1C9F), and replacing it with a new 4096-bit RSA key (4096R/3906C4AF). The fingerprint of the new key is 410D 28F0 1DFB 0DC4 0E0C  D663 …

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Semester 1, 2011

Mon 11 July 2011 by Peter Ward

Another year, another semester, another set of results. This time, a little worse than usual, for reasons I’ll explain shortly. However, let me first give you an update of what I’ve been up to since I last posted on my blog (more than six months ago :O).

First …

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Semester 2 Results

Sat 04 December 2010 by Peter Ward

An update to my previous post - I did reasonably well this semester, with 2 HDs in COMP3109 (compilers) and INFO2912, a D in COMP2907 (algorithms), and a C in MATH2988 (number theory & crypto). I would have preferred a HD in algorithms, but I guess the exam brought it down. Also …

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Box specific bar numbers in Lilypond

Fri 05 November 2010 by Peter Ward

Just a bit of Lilypond / Scheme I wrote last night — if you want to have boxed bar numbers at certain bar numbers (which don't fit every nth bar - see the docs for that), you can use this code to do it:

\override Score.BarNumber #'break-visibility = #end-of-line-invisible
\override Score.BarNumber #'self-alignment-X …
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Life update

Tue 02 November 2010 by Peter Ward

Hurrah, I’ve reached the end of semester! Unfortunately, this does not mean that I can stop working… sigh. Exams are coming up, speaking of which, grumble at the person who organised my exam timetable. :(

Here’s my predictions for marks: high distinction in comp3109 (a great course, btw), a …

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