Category Archives: Linux

How to waste an evening debugging the internals of glib’s qsort implementation

Working on a personal itch-scratching project, I found myself wanting a sortable treeview. So I stuffed my treemodel into a TreeModelSort and set up my sort functions, and everything was happy. Except, when running my application, I kept getting strange segfaults within glib’s qsort implementation. I had set the following function as my sort_func (yes, […]

Testing Nemiver

Progress on nemiver has been slightly slower of late, but we’re making some steady progress on new things. In an effort to help more people test out newer versions of nemiver and to brush up on my packaging skills, I set up a personal package archive at launchpad about a week ago where I’ve uploaded […]

Webcams on Linux

Since Joanne’s parents live in Thailand, they’re not able to see their new granddaughter very often. They use skype to communicate regularly, so we thought we’d grab a cheap little webcam so that they could see Ruby while they were talking as well. I picked up the cheapest webcam they had at the local Best […]