Tuesday, 28 April 2009

aie! out of memory - lost a few kilometers

On way back from singing I cycle all around Fernleigh and Sandyford Hall.
Phone memory error just when finished.
When I opened the .gpx file I see everything it had on the latter part of journey is gone! :(

clearing off photos, videos, sound clips, .gpx files from phone ...

bluetooth also seems a bit flaky

Sunday, 26 April 2009

openstreetmap (oh, and b.t.w. Libertas are bad)

Ohhh Nassssty Libertas ad on my livejournal blog.
Please note: Libertas are bad untrustworthy evil etc...


Filling in a blank bit of openstreetmap just now:

This is very handy figuring out the Irish street names:
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+view (Radharc)
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+way (Bealach)
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+green (Faiche)
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+drive (Céide)
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+grove (Garrán)
http://www.logainm.ie/?text=mount+eagle+court (Cúirt)

I found and charged up my little GPS unit.

WhereAmI on mobile phone used to record track (gpx).
(very nice also download osm map onto phone)

Ubuntu/bluetooth gpx files to laptop.
JOSM to edit and upload map.

Leopardstown Heights Clean up Day 2009

This weekend: Daire at scout camp.
He heads off Friday after swimming.
I'm in work until 6 then go visit Bill and have a cup of tea.
And bring him the 1 egg left (the mutant one we didn't eat) and 2 of our chicken's eggs.
Fionn heads off consulting in garden design :) and I get girls to bed really really late :-o.
Later I go and hang up clean up day posters.

Clean up day on Green Sat.
Maeve to birthday party in Total Fitness in morning.
Lashing rain and quite wet all morning.
Preparing for clean-up day and house tidying and cleaning.
Weather clears and lovely Sun before clean-up start.
Fionn goes to get Maeve home.

I see hmm, better not to name minor miscreants 3 kids tear down a cleanup day poster and drop it on ground.
So I scoot across and arrive at their front door as they do.
Grrr. :-P dutiful miffedness ensues.
Societal responsibility of reporting minor miscreantness finished race back to Kate who was eating.
Kate fed and dressed.
Fionn back home, I bring Kate to gymnastics. With Maeve.
When we get back Gazebo is up and clean-up day is officially started.
Myself and Maeve change clothes, then bring bucket and brushes and gloves across (and Maeve brings bike).
Pushing Maeve over carrying loads of stuff she tumbles off bike :(.
We go and collect rubbish bags and go to sweep broken glass from around MUGA.
Sweep sweep sweep sweep sweep.
Maeve cycles a little but then parks bike and picks up rubbish.
Maeve fantastic at scooping up piles of rubbish and loading into bucket.
She keeps at it the whole time I'm there.
Lots of other kids come and chat and help.
The small kids do loads of work.
The bigger kids more play football on MUGA and eat the hotdogs + sweets.

At 6 we're finished fun day, stuff brought in.
Kate and friend feed chickens.
And they help me take down 2 posters (they cycle up).
I do lollipop man on the road.
We have to leg it, Sandyford first for a gift then to Roshi's for dinner.
Visit garden, meet a cat.
Kids eat first after a bit of a play,
Then they go out in the garden and play for ages.
We eat.
Yum yellow rice that was roasted first which looks like cous-cous and pork curry and chickpeas.
Kids come back in and watch tv or something.

Girls walk/jump/dance and massage my back.
Kate does a yoga class for myself and Maeve.
I cycle and take down rest of cleanupday posters.
Also make Leop Hts gpx trace for openstreetmap.
Drive and collect Daire from scout camp.
Green party fundraiser for Elizabeth Davidson. Mount Venus house.
bed. (nearly)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Sound clips for choral festival songs

Rehersals on Tue + Thur nights 7:30 in Tiernans.
And Choral Festival on in New Ross on Sun 24 May.
We'll probably arrange a bus.
Girls and fellas very welcome to join in at this stage - we've a reasonable gang we thing but the more the LOUDer!

Some sound clips for the boys are up here:
... and a couple of links to the internet and YouTube for The Fool.
The quality is terrible :-7 I REALLY hope I don't sound that bad :( but some of them are slightly helpful hitting the right notes.

amr to mp3: http://miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverterDown.htm
find /home/jamesc/Music/ -name "Dream*" |xargs /opt/MIKSOFT/MobileMediaConverter/lib/mmc
find /home/jamesc/Music/ -name "Fool*" |xargs /opt/MIKSOFT/MobileMediaConverter/lib/mmc

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

/me 6mth contract with <strike>Sun</strike>Oracle

I'm going to get a chance to work for SunOracle Microsystems while they're still called Sun! :)

Myself and Mum finally got to go up in a hot air balloon:
Good fun :) Helping put up balloon and flying.
Didn't feel like flying - was very calm and gentle.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

SIP, XMPP(Jabber) and strophe

Looking into SIP, XMPP(Jabber), other things.

libstrophe looks interesting ... BUT

1. what's this scons thing? http://www.scons.org/ (make + automake replacement in python)
2. it won't build ... snapshot or git clone
git clone git://code.stanziq.com/libstrophe

Ahhh. No changes in a while (January) now a couple of recent changes:
http://code.stanziq.com/cgit/strophe/libstrophe/log/SConstruct "20 hours Removed SCons."
http://code.stanziq.com/cgit/strophe/libstrophe/log/src/ "Abstracted XML parser library and switched to autotools building."

Hah ha ha.
I don't see any stable release available for download for libstrophe source.

This slightly older svn builds with scons

Oh well, let's leave this mess scattered over the floor.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

pink mountain bike

Yes, it's possible. See.
Would you like a picture of Kate's purple/pink chopper bike?

Posted by ShoZu

Thursday, 9 April 2009

bike weights

My bike15.6kgSpecialized hybrid (with mountain-bike tyre on back (more by accident than design))
Fionn's bike19kgpink mountainbike from when she was in secondary school
Daire's bike12.5kgblue - feels heavier
Kate's bike11.8kgpurple chopper type - close to Daire's - looks/feels alot lighter - weird
Maeve's bike7.5kggreen + stabilizers

Sunday, 5 April 2009

DrupalCamp Galway 2009 competition ...

Two websites built on Sunday:
http://www.zikomo.org Zikomo Malawi
http://www.ruralsa.ie Rural Science Association

And the winner is: ... not decided yet!

I was a newbie on the Zikomo team and I helped upload images.
Gwilym and Margaret from Zikomo had a lot of great content prepared for the event.