miércoles, 30 de abril de 2008

Electricity Blackout

Yesterday an electricity blackout don't let me work, I go back to 1800 way of life for about nine hours (a little more), mainly because all my stuff that works with electricity don't works and the electronics that uses batteries were uncharged like my NDS or my laptop. I only learn one thing: Charge all my electronics things all days, never left without charges :(

More information can read here: Major blackout hits most regions in Venezuela
Note: Near reality but the time of blackout in my city was from 1:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.

Update #1: On 01-05-2005 Another Blackout from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Update #2: On 04-05-2005 Again a Blackout from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

lunes, 28 de abril de 2008

A week ago, I began to work on my proposal at GSoC 2008 ...

I have been a little busy, the first week after my proposal was accepted (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Gsoc08-querybuilder), my mentor it's Dave Page (http://people.planetpostgresql.org/dpage/) he contact me yet and looks like a good person, very busy but with well define goals about the proposal.

About last week, I have done not so much things as I like it, but I should improve this week and to do a better performance.

The goals of the week #1 were:
0. Planning my development infrastructure with thing like blog, what wiki pages to build, etc.
1. Formatting my machine because some problems at my operative systems.
  • Linux : I have 64 bits versions of ubuntu but was not stable as I want it, and because that I'm going to install 32 bits version (and try it if don't like I return to debian :) ).
  • Win: I don't need to explain why I should format a machine with windows every certain time (1 year or less), because it's windows it just begin to do crazy things, and when this happen it's time to reinstall a fresh copy of it.
2. Installing the development environment for win / linux:
  • Linux: As usual I don't have any big troubles, nothing out of common.
  • Win: On this plataform :( my sad face said everything, I have installed windows vista 32 bits or probably it's should be rename to windows BUGista, I have a lot of problems, nothing works, windows said about patches that I must install, I try to install windows patches and then said me "we don't detect any application that need this patch". Well after a lot of research (because M$ is not clear in their problems with his patches), my operating system my s.o. reboot endless (a bug found about 4 months ago) but today they force you to install the update that causes that bug :( , then after install all patches, the patches solve problem partially. FINAL SOLUTION: create a need partition, install my old copy of windows XP, and then everything works fine after loosing almost 3 days trying to fix vista, which I strongly believe it's impossible. And after all this problem I read an article from M$ saying that they users wants Windows Vista.... I Want... but I Want to burn my copy of it... after a M$ refund... :)
3. Use a SVN client like Tortoise SVN to access pgadmin sourcecode: Done, Tortoise SVN it's a wonderful client for the M$ plataform, on Linux I use my old command line tools :)

4. Planning to do fix a bug (a very easy bug not big ones) hunting on the project.
This was my self-imposed homework, but I can do it because all problems on my development enviroment configuration, and because the bug that dave send me, cannot be reproduced by me... :( I was needing a bug but I cannot find it... Well this requiere a new point of View, I'm going to study and document part of the internal function of pgAdmin to start to get deeper into the source code.

5. I assist to an installfest at my city.

Finally my original proposal for GSoC 2008 can be located at:


The name it's Graphical SQL Query Builder Improvement for pgAdmin III and if you check the google map you can see my house :)