Older blog entries for Iain (starting at number 157)

Jerry Springer - My uncle is my pimp:

  • Bored bored bored
  • Made a hack for the music view in Nautilus last night, it looks like this but no-one really liked it, cos the play buttons didn't look like they belonged there.
  • People on the course are complaining that the first exam was "too hard because it wasn't representitive of the course". I thought it was fine and had to restrain myself from saying "If you've fucked up it's your own fault, not the exams fault".
  • Probably should do something else, but I'm so amazingly bored.
  • Summer is almost here and I just want to lie back and do nothing important.
  • Like skateboard
  • Raster didn't like a comment I made about Imlib because I said it had a nasty API, and was memory leaky as hell
  • T - 8

It fits when I stretch and I stretch because I can:

  • So I went to write an article. Yes, all by myself. I'm not telling what it was about, sufice to say, I couldn't find my main source or information, so that plan went kablooey.
  • Done very little apart from revision.
  • Made a list of things to do after I finish my exams, and it came to about 21items. only 2 of them were irrelevant things. Arse.
  • Still annoyed with people trying to put pretty language that attempts to justify napsters use for downloading pirate mp3s. Not much I can do though.
  • T - 9

She's 3 miles up that road:

  • T-11 and counting
  • Forgot to do this last night as I was knackered.
  • Made lots of Imlib->Gdk-Pixbuf patches for gnome-games. Here they are - learn how to replace Imlib functions with GdkPixbuf: A certain way to impress the ladies at parties.
  • Had an exam yesterday. Knowledge Based Systems. Was alright I guess. The air was very fresh feeling afterwards though :)
  • 6 more to go.
  • Dunno what I'm going to do today. Probably not much, I've only got stupid ethics tomorrow.
  • T - 10 and counting

Ain't gonna work for no soul-suckin' jerk:

  • Totally stressed. My stress spots are out in force. There's 14 of them on my arm now. I'd better not scratch them, or my arm will be a mess
  • Went to Georges' tonight and he explained Rete network stuff to me. This means I'll be able to answer at least 2 questions tomorrow.
  • Miguel was going to add my magic canvas patch, but because it breaks some stuff he wanted me to fix all the places it would break, which is far too much for me to check, so I've told him not to add it. Maybe after the exams.
  • Noticed I possibly started Mazeone's anti-crusade thing. Opps. However, Imlib was good enough to base GNOME on, because it was what was available at the time. However, later because it sucked, and the code was unmaintainable (ask MMarker about it :) it was ditched for something better. Sometimes things have to be replaced imlib was one of them.
  • T - 12 and still counting.

I considered your letter, I understood your question:

  • Read my stuff. Understanding it pretty much. Worked out how to do the midpoint algorithm, which I might do after the first exam (on saturday).
  • Compiled up Evolution (looking better and better) and Gnumeric. Then I played with Bonobo embedding, and then I took a screenshot. Plus you can see the pretty toolbar I did for the Gnomines embeddable.
  • I did find a bug in Bonobo, plus I fixed it. I'm getting better at this bug fixing malarky.
  • Decided once I finish my exams I'm going to do a "Get rid of Imlib" crusade, and remove Imlib from my computer. Sawmill isn't going to be fun unfortunatly...
  • Thats on top of all the other things I want to do. Had an idea about how to include arbitrary widgets in GNOMEUI_* structures. so I might play with that, plus I have to bonoboise GNOME-Iconedit, and I think the arbitrary widgets plan will need all widgets to have GtkArgs so I'd have to do that as well. So really, I'm going to be busy after I finish
  • T - 13 and counting

You're inside the finest little space:

  • Apparently some microsoft employee has been using some ICQ/BO type scripts to play around with my friends Windows box. I don't know how to log stuff on a windows box, and she's in Canada, and I'm here, so it's tricky to work it out, but I'm hoping he tries to do my box, so I can log him and report him to the relevant people. Muahahahahaha. Bloody script kiddie. Is that all M$ can employ these days?
  • Got my book today. Three working days it took to get here. I'm very impressed by them. Plus they were cheaper than evil Amazon.
  • Think I've found a bug in bonobo. Yey, just when I needed something else to fix/take my mind off revision.
  • Knowledge Bases is actually starting to make sense. I'm getting worried.
  • Also starting to understand the midpoint algorithm, which has to be a good sign.
  • The Fragile seems more ummm, fragile than other NIN stuff. I guess Trent Reznor has realised he's 35 and can't go round singing about how fucked up he is all his life (unlike other lesser bands *coughslipknotcough*)
  • T - 14 and counting

We're in this together now:

  • Al's birthday, went out, danced the night away. And I still feel crap. Dancing when all you've eaten that day is 2 thin sandwiches is a bad idea.
  • Revised more Knowledge Base stuff. Still don't like it. Understand Baysian theory, and possibly Dempster Shafer Belief now. Probably don't and I'm just kidding myself.
  • Borrowed "The Fragile" off Sean. Leant him "Sketchs For My Sweetheart, The Drunk", and "Slow Riot For New Zer0 Kanada EP". Also got my signed copy of "Almost Here" back off Bob. Rish still has my "Grace" and "Endtroducing" CDs. Don't really care about Grace, but Endtroducing was a Japanese import and I'd like it back. But I've got his "Community Music". Damn I have no idea how my CDs are so spread out.
  • Still bored. And I think I should eat something.

Sally Cinnamon, you are my world:

  • Khemicals: When I played starcraft, with people who really were addicted to it (Hi Tony, Adrian, Jer and Jeff), the winning tactic (never by me), always seemed to be to get the big woolly mammoth like things (Nautiluses? can't remember, it's been over a year since I played it) and just to make lots of them. They can run totally take out guns and cannons and stuff like that. Tony always used to do that, and it was really annoying :).

    Damn wish I had a network here, and people who wouldn't mind spending a week playing Starcraft constantly. Oh well.

Dup dup dup dup dup dup dudup dup:

  • Boredom came over me last night. This was the outcome. Bombjack moves left and right and jumps. GNOMEForest rules, although I've only been using it a few hours and I already know features that will be needed.
  • Writing resumes sucks. Especially when you don't have much to say.
  • Like now. I don't have much to say.

Thats when she got her sweet tooth for white boys:

  • I still suck.
  • Went shopping for the last 2 books I need for my exams. No-one anywhere had the GFX one (Foley, van Dam, et al.) so I ordered it from whsmith. I ended up getting very very pissed off at them because I had no indication that I had ordered a book. No confirmation email came back withint 5minutes, so I emailed them and said it wasn't acceptable, and could they please tell me if I had ordered the book, as it was 50quid and I couldn't afford to click again in case I ordered another copy. By the time I'd finished that, I looked at my mail and there was the confirmation email. Bloody typical.
  • Cookie bonanza. So far I've had cookies that will persist until dates in the range [12 May 1970, 31 Oct 2032]. Hmmm, seems no-one really knows what cookies are about these days.
  • Still playing Bombjack. Level 19 and 157320...
  • Need to make a resume. Resumes suck.

148 older entries...

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!