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Life or whatever

My new laptop has arrived - Sony VAIO S2XP - Comes with Xp - already over that, Ubuntu's live disk seems to work just fine, so just backing up the media, and away I go!

Regigged the iriver for rhythmbox patch, but waiting for a nice laptop to play with!
5 Oct 2004 (updated 5 Oct 2004 at 10:48 UTC) »

Off to Cambodia in three weeks - yippee.

Picked up my cat yesterday - she is 5, was mistreated and then rescued and trusts no-one, so it is a great feeling to feel that trusted.


Submitted the initial version of the iRiver source for rhythmbox - bit of a brain dead hack of the iP*d source - even appropriated the iP*d icon!
Rhythmbox continues to get better and better, and I hope I don't break it too badly!
7 Jul 2004 (updated 7 Jul 2004 at 09:36 UTC) »

Well, haven't updated this for a while, so an short update.


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Been looking at getting an iRiver gnome vfs module written - it nearly works as well. Also been playing with f-spot, trying to get it to work on ppc-linux, it runs and 'nearly' works, will submit a list of bugs later.

ihpvfs structure

The structure that I want to get (might not be able to), is as follows, some of the basic donkey work is done, using my old pjbvfs module and looking at the way in which the qahog module is coded.

<root node>
+ Genre
+ <List of Genres>
+ <List of Artists>
+ <List of Albums>
+ <List of tracks>
+ Artist
+ <List of Artists>
+ <List of Albums>
+ <List of tracks>
+ Album (???)
+ <List of Albums>
+ <List of tracks>
+ Unclassified (??)
+ <Untagged files>
+ Playlists
+ <Contents of playlists>
+ Record
+ Voice
+ <Contents of RECORD/Voice>
+ Audio
+ <Contents of RECORD/Voice>

So ...

Need to create as start points

	<Genre> - Done
When you add a track add an entry in genre, artist & album
When finished, add a list of the playlists

Also need to get the mime-type and the file size, might make things a bit slower though

Well, haven't updated this for a while, so an short update.


Still love you Liz


Cancelling VSO as I am broke


Still busy with life, but have started looking at building iRiverTools for MAC OSX, which will be fun.

10 Jan 2004 (updated 10 Jan 2004 at 20:18 UTC) »

Blwyddyn Newydd Da


Well as I said earlier this year, I am in love, and this time I mean it!

Liz I love you, and I miss you


Become a permanant contracted employee on 2nd January, not sure how long it will last, as I am off to VSO this year - probably.


Well, see previous section on life, and have been a little busy ;o)

Just got in to hear about Sisob (Mark Finlay), I never met him, but we have had email conversations about Rhythmbox and other GNOME applications. I'm totally shocked, and can only say that I feel strange missing someone I never met!

Peace and love to everyone.


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


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!"


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

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.
Patches applied really quickly. Colin on form today!


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.



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.


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

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