12 Jul 2005 DV   » (Master)

Tour de France ... from the 18th floor

Le Tour de France happened to start from Grenoble today, and pass just below my flat. A tad bit disapointing, there is way way more cars than bicycles, crap advertizing, throwing of cheap goodies to people waiting on the side, noise, ads, and for 30 seconds the actual sport event. People end up seeing way more about ads for sausages, cars, watches, candies, banks than cycling in action... I guess it's the fate for all very popular sport events, it's way more about advertizing and business than sport, same for the Olympics :-) . Anyway I took 3 pictures from the balcony, but i you're really a bicycle fan, watch it on TV !

Afterthough from Havoc entry about Metacity hacking

Seems to me that Havoc's main point was that after the code is mature enough, fixing remaining bugs would just increase the risk of larger bugs being added in the process. I think one can control those risks by adding regression tests for most common uses of the software, and if I understand correctly people are working on GUI regression testing tools for Gnome, so to me the best way to revisit that problem is to start accumulating GUI behaviour regression tests for the desktop.

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