Grand dad, is it true

Given this week news about a woman, which by some are called princess, in Sweden getting married, I imagined a future conversation with my possible grandchildren:

– Grand dad, is it really true that Sweden had a king and queen before I was born?

– Yes, it is true

– Just like in Cinderella and Snowy white ….

– Yup

– But what did they do all day long?

– I have no idea…. I have no idea

I heard that the marriage is going to cost at least 2 000 000 Euros. Can anyone think about better way to spend that money?

… I can. Indeed I can.

GNU Xnee: kiss

Keep It Simple Stupid!

How many time do we have to repeat that to learn?

It’s possible to write scripts using some GNU Xnee bash functions to fake user input. To speed up things (don’t pre optimise!!!) I’ve tested launching one one instance of cnee and use a fifo or tail -f to write to that instance. The solution has been buggy to say the least.

A while ago, I got yabr (yet another bug report). This time I decided to be a bit bolder and perhaps remove old code. So right now when diving down into the report I remove all the fancy fifo and file/tail -f stuff and start a new cnee process for every xnee function the user calls. Guess what, it works better. Smoothly. …. and not consuming that much CPU.

real     0m0.047s
user    0m0.012s
sys     0m0.004s

So again, the kiss principe proves to be a good one.

Anti pirate Henrik Pontén about illegal companies

Swedish anit pirate Henrik Pontén was interviewed the other day in He says.

– Det är viktigt att svenska staten har väckt det har åtalet för att slå fast att det inte är okej att bedriva en kommersiell verksamhet på andra människors kreativitet

This would translate into something like.

– It is important that the Swedish state has prosecuted to settle that it is not ok to run a commercial business on other people’s creativity.

Hummm, what does record companies do? Stim? Ifpi? Don’t they do commercial activity based on other people’s creativity?