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Just trying out some pictures

Sunday, June 18th, 2006 at 1:20 pm Written by:

Spent ages looking for a suitable plug-in for this blog for uploading pictures, before I realized that the reason I couldn’t find it was that the feature was already there in the basic wordpress install. Ho hum. Still can’t upload pictures straight out the the camera since the file sizes have grown faster than the internet. And while it makes thumbnails for you, it doesn’t tell you what you need to cut and past into the blog to make it work.

Here are a couple of pics from the weekend in North Wales. A stingray with a starfish which is running on its legs.

sting raykayakdive

I’ll make a report from Denmark shortly. Still don’t know what’s happening. I’ve just installed a new Microsoft V8 compiler, which is free if you don’t want any of their nasty MFC stuff, which I don’t, since I use Python for the development user interface.


  • 1. Robert replies at 20th June 2006, 12:47 am :

    Avoid anything VS 2005 completely. It’s nice that they now give away a decent optimizing compiler but it’s buggy. First, my compile times shot up when I went from VS2002 to VS2005- the times are easily double. The code slowed down somewhat also. I could enable Whole Program Optimization, or whatever they call it, but that adds time to the rebuilds also. Finally, it crashes all the time. I can be in the middle of a rebuild and the whole thing crashes after a minute or so. I used to run frequent modify-build-test cycles and VS2005 has killed my workflow. I keep waiting for a service pack but it’s not looking good by now. Maybe I’ll have to go back to 2002 or 2003.

  • 2. Julian replies at 20th June 2006, 8:27 am :

    The other guys here who use the paid version report no problems. And Express compiled my code without much difficulty (how much sourcecode do you have?). It just wasted my entire day trying to make the code not crash due to various unforseen and clashing compiler settings.

    I’ve just rebuilt everything under VS7 in less than an hour, including all of VTK. Thanks for the advice. Now back to work.

  • 3. Robert replies at 20th June 2006, 9:37 pm :

    I’m glad that you’ve heard of better results than I’ve gotten. I’m looking forward to getting a new laptop and installing it fresh instead of adding it to 2 years of Windows junk and VS2002.

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