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Life

Or more importantly my iBook. Managed to fix it. I have never been so nervous taking a computer to bits before!

Hacking

Have done a few other small changes to Rhythmbox, and am thinking about updating my interface to dashboard, as the RhythmDB changes make my previous version not work, but in a good way!
16 Nov 2003 (updated 16 Nov 2003 at 18:30 UTC) »

Now using Fedora Core - good in parts this, Totem works (and now plays DVDs), RPM seems to be annoying broken!

Submitted this via GnomeBlog, which is cool!

Must remember to never, I repeat NEVER, leave a 6 year old alone in the same room as an iBook...

"Pretty computer, what happens if I pull this out!"

Argh!

8 Nov 2003 (updated 8 Nov 2003 at 19:18 UTC) »
Hacking

Started to have another look at bugzilla entries for rhythmbox and pick off a few simple fixes to get back into the swing of it. Worked on a few of patches that scratch a couple of itches.
Update:
Patches applied really quickly. Colin on form today!

Life

Been to the Petrie Museum, and it was great, got to handle artifacts from Amarna period, many of which I have seen in photographs, but are not on general display, well worth the small cost involved.

Work

Whatever.
Hacking

Hmm. I was in a huff wasn't I. Oh well, should not take people seriously, especially on open mailing lists!

Anyway, on with the show!
Had an idea to have a play around with mono, and take a look at the gst# bindings, but they seem to be totally broken, and only work with gstreamer-0.4 or something, oh well.

Will probably try and get my rhythmbox modules working again with dashboard as I still think this is a totally cool application, even if people seem to stopped working on it.

Life

Well, VSO have accepted me! This means some long term changes in my life, and probably quite a few painful injections I expect!
Hacking

Decided that this is getting me nowhere

Bye
Life

Well I had my assessment day at VSO, and I think I totally messed up, coming across as a bumbling middle-class waster with no sense of direction. However, I always feel this about interviews!

Going to see Prof. Mel tonite, before she goes off to the US to be a Professor! This is only worrying if you know her!

Hacking

Been toying with a vfs-method for rhythmbox, not sure what for, but it would be cool to see the rhythmdb stuff that Colin has done being used for more that just the rhythmbox application itself - i.e. when it is working I could use it to pick up stuff for the dashboard modules that I should have finished by now. Have not done anything other than have a play to see what it would look like.

Went to see QPR Vs. Wycombe Wanderers yesterday, £21 to see a nil-nil draw. Actually quite enjoyable.

Afterwards had a chat to my friend Nikki about VSO, as she has volunteered and been accepted. Looks like they give you a good going over, and try and get at all your weaknesses (which I can understand really). Been looking around my flat to see what stuff I can sell, and hit ebay in a big way soon ;-)

Been very lazy with coding, and have merely upgraded my desktop to Gnome 2.4, which looks great, and actually works well.

7 Sep 2003 (updated 7 Sep 2003 at 12:41 UTC) »

Well, not a lot has been going on, work has been as dull as ditch-water, life has been mundane!

However, I have volunteered and been asked to an assessment day at VSO, so things might get interesting real soon now.

"UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries."

6 Aug 2003 (updated 6 Aug 2003 at 13:15 UTC) »
Hacking

Well its all slowed down due to my move and the fact that BT cannot find their collective rear with a mirror!
Looking at Rhythmbox documentation and the pjbvfs method to add a write mechanism, but all I have done is make it worse, I guess I should get it to work as a command-line program first and then put it into the library.

Life

Its really hot in London, and quite nice on the heath (which is 30 seconds away from my new flat, yippee)!

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