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I've been going back to Karate. The basics have come back fairly quickly; where I'm getting them wrong I can at least often see where I'm going wrong. Kumite we've not practiced a great deal since I started going back. Kata is a bit of a disaster still.

I've been working on adding a network play feature to DisOrder. [livejournal.com profile] sevenstring already added support for feeding its output to Icecast, but that's not suitable for what I have in mind: it mimics broadcast by unicasting lots of times, which is not so good for what I have in mind (up to a few tens of users all on the same LAN).

So my current code will transmit RTP packets containing uncompressed audio to a broadcast address (with multicast to follow when I've got the basics working). The transmit half of the question appears to be working well. The player is proving trickier; sometimes it gets behind for reasons I've not fully understood and often when it does ALSA misbehaves in a strange way - snd_pcm_wait() returns indicating it's ready for more audio but snd_pcm_writei() returns -EAGAIN. Once I've got it working Linux-to-Linux I'll get on with a Mac player and then worry about Windows. (The server running on the Mac will be trivial and the server running on anything not UNIX-like just won't happen.)

I bought a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

[Poll #1056315]

There's some good gossip, but not much, and most of you couldn't even be bothered to make any up. Pathetic l-) The best gossip about yourself was a tie, [livejournal.com profile] sphyg had the best “gossip” about me and [livejournal.com profile] uisgebeatha had the best gossip about someone else. [livejournal.com profile] aardvark179 gets a dishonorable mention in all categories.

I'm slightly surprised how few people have entered this poll (95/16 at time of writing).

Thump

Jan. 21st, 2006 02:25 pm
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A patient with an isolated rib fracture or a minor costochondral separation usually has a history of falling on the side of the chest, being struck by a blunt object, coughing violently or leaning over a rigid edge. The initial chest pain may subside, but over the next few hours or days pain increases with movement, interfering with sleep and activity and becoming severe with coughing or deep inspiration.

Someone1 didn't pull a punch properly in karate on Monday and the above is a fairly accurate reflection of how I've felt since: gradually increasing pain, particularly with deep breathing.

1 not [livejournal.com profile] beckyc.

Sunday

Dec. 11th, 2005 08:20 pm
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I now have a brown belt, as does [livejournal.com profile] beckyc.

The rest of the day was filled with frustration. Yesterday I'd repaired two holes in my rear tire; this morning the same wheel was flat again, one of the repairs having failed. I replaced the inner tube instead of trying again.

I upgraded my laptop to Tiger, but this didn't work very well; in the end I gave up and did a fresh install and copied a lot of files across from the old install to the new. I'm still working on getting things back the way they were.

I only have three more days at work this year. Hooray.

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I'm finding it quite a struggle to get to Karate three times a week at the moment, partly directly because of the heat and partly through general tiredness (which the heat probably isn't helping with). Nonetheless I managed to get there today, and Wednesday is the one that usually falls first since it's furtherst away, so it's looking like I'll manage the three this week at least.

We've been learning a new kata, Bassai Dai, which feels fairly different to me from most of the previous ones we've done (though there are the odd points of similarity here and there). At the start of this evening's lesson I couldn't really remember any of it, by the end I was beginning to make some sense of stretches of it.

Ouch

Jun. 13th, 2005 10:49 pm
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Having got through a karate grading yesterday, this evening I limped away from it with a twisted ankle l-( I don't think I'll be going anywhere for a day or two.

If anyone with a suitably capacious vehicle (or for that matter otherwise) feels like transporting my bike from Kelsey Kerridge to here then that would save me a bit of hassle at whatever point I'm again able to go anywhere. If not then it should be safe where it is for a couple of days though. Matthew has offered to help with this.

Karate

Jun. 12th, 2005 01:34 pm
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4th kyu (purple and white belt).

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