Posts tagged ‘plugin’

After a great afternoon/evening with Mike, Michael, Kenny, and John (during which we had sushi, went minigolfing, and watched a really fucked up movie), I have spent the past 2.5 hours trying to help my erstwhile frosh, Steven, install Gaim-LaTeX on his new Ubuntu system. The worst part? It still doesn’t work after all this effort. We have been hacking the files together, which involved manually copying files into /usr/include and /usr/lib/pkgconfig, as well as editing config.h, just to get the damn thing to compile. Now, it’s compiled and gaim recognizes it as a valid plugin, but it doesn’t seem to do anything. How frustrating! Unfortunately, apt-get doesn’t seem to have a package for Gaim-LaTeX, which is why we’re trying to do this by hand. Any idea what might be wrong? Does anyone know how to get Gaim to print out debugging information about this sort of thing?

No updates for the next few weeks…

Starting the day after tomorrow, I will be on a road trip with some friends to the east coast. Most importantly, I will be spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square, though we’re also going to Boston, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, Chicago, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and the rest of New York City as well (not necessarily in that order). I shan’t update during these next two weeks or thereabouts, so don’t expect anything from me.

In deference to the great enjoyment afforded me by the television show Jeeves and Wooster, I have begun to read the stories upon which the episodes were based, in the form of The Jeeves Omnibus by P.G. Wodehouse. While not exactly funny, these tales are immensely entertaining. The one blot on the Wodehouse escutcheon, however, is his debonair employment of obscure persiflage. This veritable patois made me reach eftsoons for my dictionary, which I have kept open for the nonce. Wodehouse’s Britishisms are easy enough to decipher, but his vocabulary provides a greater challenge. His writings are quite amusing nonetheless, and I highly recommend them.

For the Firefox users among you, I’d like to use the previous paragraph as a plug for the dictionary tooltip plugin. Once this is installed, you can double-click on a word to find its meaning, searching any of about a dozen different online references. It even claims to be able to translate from different languages, though I haven’t been afforded a chance to try that part out yet.