Since the search for the error message didn’t come up with anything useful (cannot find -lqassistantclient – Google Search), the solution is to install the qt3-devel-doc rpm. This is unintuitive because libraries and headers are usually in an rpm that ends in -devel, but that’s life in Linux.
Archive for January, 2006
News of the figure skating world is starting to come through my RSS reader. I’m so glad that Tracy isn’t a fan of figure skating because I don’t think I could take it if she was hogging the TV to watch it. Her favourite shows are those surgery shows, which are almost as bad, but at least I’m getting desenitized to blood rather than to sequined outfits.
On Sunday, Jan 9, the UBC Sports Car Club hosted Slush Series #4 at the Pitt Meadows Airport. Although it’s a further drive for me, the facilities are much nicer, and apparently the management is much more positive about motorsport compared to the Boundary Bay Airport.
The track we are now using is an actual, maintained runway that they shut down air traffic on for us to use. There are still landings taking place on the main runway, and there was also a helicopter practising takeoffs.
The event had some timing equipment problems, plus the early sunset meant that we only got 4 runs each. And it was damn cold, but at least it wasn’t pouring rain. I felt that I did quite well but I still have lots of room for improvement, considering that I ran about 5 seconds behind FTD (Mitch’s Subaru WRX).
Pictures courtesy of Jared:
Paul Graham has yet another fascinating essay entitled How to Make Wealth:
One valuable thing you tend to get only in startups is uninterruptability. Different kinds of work have different time quanta. Someone proofreading a manuscript could probably be interrupted every fifteen minutes with little loss of productivity. But the time quantum for hacking is very long: it might take an hour just to load a problem into your head. So the cost of having someone from personnel call you about a form you forgot to fill out can be huge. This is why hackers give you such a baleful stare as they turn from their screen to answer your question. Inside their heads a giant house of cards is tottering.
And Tracy wonders why I’m grumpy when she calls me on the phone while I’m at work!
This isn’t the only thing to take away from the essay, in fact it’s just a footnote. There is much more to learn about wealth and the startup’s role in generating it, so read the link!
Mackenzie Financial has the best RRSP Calculator I’ve found so far. It’s easy: plug in your present income, inflation rates, current savings, current contributions, when you plan to retire, and how long you plan to live after retirement. It gives you the amount to increase or decrease your payments.
Tracy and I are planning to use the Home Buyer’s Plan so we’ll be withdrawing pretty much all of our money from our RRSP accounts, but once we start building it back up again I’ll be checking back at this site every year or two to adjust my payments.
A roundup of cat related sites. Got any more? Post them!
Cute Overload (okay, it’s not all cats, but it’s got a fair amount of cat content)
Disclaimer: I don’t like cats, I kick them when other people aren’t looking.