Asides

I can’t believe that Game Developer Magazine is ending in July! I hope they don’t switch my remaining issues to some Windows publication like the last two computer magazines I subscribed to did when they ended.

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/190148/Game_Developer_magazine_closing_in_July_2013.php



The upgrade from LibreOffice 3.6 to 4.0 on Windows wants you to reboot the computer. I expected better of free software.

I want to see a 100% open source android distro. The first pass could be AOSP or CyanogenMod without the closed source GApps. F-Droid would be pre-installed, along with a selection of basic apps like K9 Mail and aCal.

I found this post: http://www.jethrocarr.com/2012/01/04/100-pure-freedom-phone/ talking about the same thing, but I don’t see anyone who is actually doing it.

Postgres Upgrade

I just upgraded from PostgreSQL 8.3 to 9.2.  In doing so, I also went from a Sun optimized build (since I installed their supplied version before) to a self built version where I didn’t fiddle with optimization at all (the documentation suggests -O5, but I let it go with the default of -O3).  Despite the lazy build, it seems a lot faster in terms of the queries some of my python code executes.