Hm, I created my Advogato account ages ago, and never wrote
Today was the first day I really had to use my old bike since the new one was stolen. Geez, I don't know how I've been able to use that piece of shit for over ten years. It's too heavy, too small and very strange, now that I had got used to the modern one.
Today I've had a discussion with one of the Ogg Vorbis developers on IRC. When I updated my XMMS package to 1.2.5-pre1, accents and other 8bit chars weren't showing up in the song name display. I reported that as a bug at XMMS's BugZilla, and the author told me my Oggs were bad. Strage, as I'm encoding them with oggenc. Well, oggenc is buggy and isn't encoding the song info as the spec says it needs to do it, using UTF8. There's a patch that fixes it for UNIX, and I pointed him at it. It would break the Windows port, so it needs to get fixed before it gets into CVS. I guess I'll just use my own vorbis-tools .deb for a while. At least oggenc's author and the patch author have started to talk about the problem.
Hey, this is cool. Mozilla hasn't crashed, I guess I found a decent nightly build at last (20010518, if you care).
Let's see how many more diary entries I write... don't expect much.
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