Getting decent stack traces

Jun 10, 2008

Reading through this bug is seriously depressing to read (until Michael Matz steps in).
It was always complete madness to strip symbols from shipping binaries; it was always
madness to disable the frame pointer too. (The debuginfo trick is an excellent solution
to the problems of source-level debugging, by the way, it’s just taken way, way, too far).

This is why you have to install a 1Gb debuginfo RPM in order to run OProfile on the kernel. Crazy.

It’s a good read if you like to see certain people behaving like asshats to their fellow community
members too.

I Am Neurotic

Jun 9, 2008

My favourite quote from I Am Neurotic: “Everyday, at 7:47 am or pm, I always say Boeing, after the Airplane, and I don’t know why. I’ve gotten into a lot of trouble, and I even say it in my sleep.”


Jun 6, 2008

It’s already extremely difficult to watch US TV, with adverts every 7 minutes, and massive animated
station idents taking up half the screen, but this is particularly obnoxious:

It’s as if they want you not to watch.

T-shirt indecision

May 28, 2008

This T-shirt: yes, or no?

Weezer and YouTube

May 27, 2008

I only got most of the videos in this music video:

but it’s still good. The song’s not up to much though.

The NEW Underground

May 17, 2008

Is CHRISTIAN electronic music the new underground?

“It used to be that all of the good new music was in the rave scene and then would trickle out into the internet and store shelves. Now when I look for traditional electronic music anywhere, I find that the music seems generally boring or has too much of a political or sinful feel."

I hate that traditional electronic boring, political, or sinful music too.

Nintendo and undersupply

May 15, 2008

I’m getting more than a little bit tired of Nintendo playing its bloody games. Yes,
we get it Nintendo, your stuff is popular. Now, please make enough copies of
Mario Kart and Wii Fit to sell them. It’s not even Christmas.

Mario Kart isn’t even in shop charts. I’ve been past several shops selling Wii
stuff recently (Game, supermarkets, etc.) and most of them don’t even have any
*mention* of Mario Kart. This is insane.



May 14, 2008

America, how could you?

Smirking cat murdered

May 10, 2008

This is a weird story already, but that illustrative photo, and especially its caption, are just plain bizarre.

gnome-terminal titles

May 9, 2008

This finally annoyed me enough to find a solution.

If I set a title on a gnome-terminal tab, then it gets forgotten next time I log in. Aside from the GNOME default to not save your session (whuh?), the problem is this: on Fedora, /etc/bashrc forces PROMPT_COMMAND to set the xterm title.

This wouldn’t really be a problem, if I could disable setting of dynamic titles in gnome-terminal preferences. However, gnome-terminal thinks that a manually-set (Terminal->Set Title) title is somehow “dynamic”, so if you do that, you can never set the title to anything else.

Seeing as I use the tab titles to work what machine I’m on, that’s quite annoying.

The “solution” was to just edit /etc/bashrc so it doesn’t force a PROMPT_COMMAND I don’t want.