Today I switched from xorg-server-1.6.5 to xorg-server-1.7.6, as it is now available in portage and considered as stable.
But a major xorg-server update without any problems would be boring, wouldn’t it?
I spent much time lately seeking for a tool that would allow me to easily draw a histogram with a normal distribution curve on the same diagram. I could create the histogram in OOCalc, by using the
FREQUENCY() function and creating a column chart, but I found no way to add a curve, so I gave up. I started searching for something more powerful than OpenOffice. Of course, no Windows applications were allowed.
I googled my problem up before trying to use Maxima or something similar, and I found R. I haven’t heard about the R project earlier, but I decided to give it a try. And it was worth trying. Even if I were able to do the same in Octave or Maxima, I don’t think it could have been done easier.
Have you ever run a script that should do some things you wanted it to do, but instead you ended up with your system partially messed up? Unfortunately, such things do happen.
I have no idea how simple
setup.py script could destroy Python libraries, but Gentoo with messed up Python (and furthermore, with unusable Portage) didn’t seem to be useful. So I had to find a solution.
…and there was a website.
It’s intended to be, as the header says, my place on the web, and (as the header doesn’t say) my little playground. A place to write about some topics that I have on my mind, and, by the way, a place to test some Ruby on Rails features in production environment.