Archive for September, 2007

Basement update

Monday, September 24th, 2007

A little change in plans. The open area under the stairs is now a closet and the bathroom was shrunk to make room for a wet bar.


Tips using screen

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Basement conceptualized

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007


wide wide world of characters

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

I was getting a lot of “Wide character in print” errors from a perl script. A little googling led me to this page and the solution. In short, I was printing unicode characters to an I/O layer that did not support unicode, hence the error. Adding a call to binmode solved this.


open(FILEHANDLE, “>$filename”);
binmode(FILEHANDLE, “:utf8”);
printf(FILEHANDLE, “Hello World!n”);