good fortune

macbook

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.

5 Comments

  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

    http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=10860228

    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 http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/ for details