Posted 3 Jun 2002 at 17:49 UTC by larsu Share This

I'm no longer employed at Noguska, and have taken a leave from the Nola accounting project. My wife had ouy baby, Carson Alexander last week. I'm now working for Backwatcher as a security geek, and doing some independant consulting.

Sorry, posted 3 Jun 2002 at 17:54 UTC by larsu » (Journeyer)

This was meant to be a diary entry. Guess that'll teach me not to go six months without posting to advogato. Sorry everyone.

interesting, posted 3 Jun 2002 at 20:15 UTC by jooon » (Journeyer)

As punishment, you now have to come up with something interesting, that has to do with changes. :)

Something "interesting", posted 3 Jun 2002 at 20:22 UTC by movement » (Master)

What are people's thoughts on the level of detail ChangeLogs should go into ?

What about CVS commit messages ?

Baby!, posted 4 Jun 2002 at 01:28 UTC by idcmp » (Journeyer)

Congrats on your baby! Remember his password must be at least six characters long and include one non-alphanumeric!


Poor user interface of advogato, posted 4 Jun 2002 at 02:42 UTC by atai » (Journeyer)

Thisu "user error" shows the user inteface of advogato needs improvement. It is not intuitive enough for the target users (free software hackers) over the various tasks that can be done on this web site.

Note I am not saying that better interface can be found. "Poor" interface does not mean it is not the best available today.

Changs Logs..., posted 4 Jun 2002 at 02:49 UTC by abg » (Journeyer)

I've felt that, changelogs should be three things:

  1. Concise: Name the change implemented. Give a reason for the change and it's projected impact.
  2. Atomic: Don't check in a dozen changes under a single changelog. Ack. Thppt.
  3. Non-chatty: Don't say things like "Here you go, Bob." or "Drunk, fix later". Those are for comments. 8^)
Comments have a tendency to become out-of-date. Bad comments are worse than no comments at all, but in a case like this a good changelog will save you every time...

Advogato's UI, posted 4 Jun 2002 at 18:39 UTC by piman » (Journeyer)

I'm not sure how it can be improved; when I go to my Account page (via the Account link at the top/bottom of the page), it says I "can post a diary entry or an article." And the "Post a new article" link has "Post a new article" twice before the text entry box. It just looks a lot worse than it really is because it happened twice in a row.

I would like to see a way to delete a commentless article, though.

"post diary" link on your person page?, posted 5 Jun 2002 at 05:22 UTC by jamesh » (Master)

It would be nice if when you visited your own person page there was a link to create new diary entries. That page is already rendered specially to add the "edit" links. Adding one more shouldn't be too much of a problem.

New Diary Entry link, posted 7 Jun 2002 at 22:00 UTC by dan » (Master)

jamesh: so add a link to in your Notes section.

Re: New Diary Entry link, posted 9 Jun 2002 at 14:17 UTC by jamesh » (Master)

The problem is random people posting articles when they mean to post diary entries. Most of the people who go to the trouble of adding a link to diary/ are not likely to accidentally post articles.

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