good fortune


lots of nice things have happened to me lately.

  • my run-in with the man resulted in me failing the course in question. my department persuaded the professor in question to allow me to write a pen-and-paper make up (which i passed).
  • i am helping to write an algorithms & programming course this summer that will be taken by every 1st year engineer at my university starting in september. hopefully, the course will be well-received and convince more people to go into software engineering.
  • i was sponsored to attend guadec. many thanks to the guadec folks and all of the sponsors that made this possible.
  • i am a student in the google summer of code. i will be working with vincent on replacing libpanel-applet with a new libgnome-applet.
  • i got an offer of co-supervision for grad school from the two best professors in the department.
  • one of my supervisors bought me a new macbook, upgraded quite nicely. i’ve made a page about getting ubuntu running on it:
    ubuntu dapper on the apple macbook. please go to this page. if you have any information that you think i’d like to know, email me!

that is all for now.


  1. Posted May 29, 2006 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Awesome, I’d been looking for a page like this. Could you mention how you dealt with disk issues — whether you got away with non-destructive resizing and kept OS X, what you used to do that, etc? Thanks!

    - C.

  2. Arjan Timmerman
    Posted May 29, 2006 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Did you read this ? i know it is needed to kick the intel video cards out of their sleep.

  3. fdsfdsf
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    You are crazy motherfucker. Just stick to mac os x. Fucking masochist

  4. Anonymous
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    So what grade did you end up with for the class?

  5. Peter
    Posted May 31, 2006 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    For the MacBook install of Linux you may want to see if the iSight is supported by the Linux UVC Driver project as a lot of the 1.3Mp cameras seem to be using this protocol now. See for details