Time allocation


Here’s how I spent my day:

Tutoring introductory algebra. Subtract that from both sides. No not divide, subtract. Ok, now divide both sides… y = mx + b is slope-intercept form.

Installing a 32-bit chroot on Arch Linux in order to compile and use nsis on a 64-bit platform. Shell scripts and aliases are your friends. Linux32 seems to provide a transparent way to make it work.

Troubleshooting software installation on Vista. Spent the first 2-3 hours trying various manifest and packaging options and instructing the user to uninstall and install various versions of the Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable file from Microsoft. The only thing that fixed it was using Visual C++ 2008 SP1 in VirtualBox on my MacBook to compile the software, and point to the newer Redistributable. Seriously Microsoft, it shouldn’t be this complicated.


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