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I went to PyCon a few weeks ago, it was a very enjoyable experience! I got to meet the rest of the Twisted team and a few other interesting people. It was very fun and synergistic to work with the Twisted gang. They are amazingly smart! While there, I gave a tutorial on using Twisted.Web: Slides are here

While there I started working on Gnome Panel Applets for CVSToys and then enventually for BuildBot with the help of warner. The hard part at first was just figuring out how to integrate the applet with the Twisted mainloop. Now I have to learn how to write Gnome programs. Being busy with school and other things hasn't allowed time to really write any code.

I am also really getting into Woven. fzZzy has started writing some docs and it is really exciting. It seems like this is the way that writing web apps was meant to be.

10 Nov 2002 (updated 10 Nov 2002 at 05:39 UTC) »

I haven't posted here in nearly two years though I read these diaries near daily. I guess I'm not doing enough development to feel like anyone would be interested in my life.

Stevey: Pardon my ignorance, but what is your main beef with the example code you posted in your entry today? Is it that they don't use strncpy and strncat? I'm assuming that it is a security problem given your current project.

*sighs* Work is frustrating yet again. It has turned into being more than just frustrated with the tools and operating system I am being forced to use, to being frustrated with my own abilities. I am starting to feel as if there is not anything I can do at this job and be sucessful at it. I am constantly having to rely on my co-workers and manager for help. I really don't know what to do. It's a matter of confidence and determination I suppose. I just wish I could make a change soon. On the Free Software front, I'm giving a presentation at my local LUG tomorrow night on the 2.4 version of the kernel. And, on February 3, I am giving a 2 hour workshop on Beginning Emacs. I am excited to actually be helping people get started using Free Software. It was because of an Emacs presentation that I started using it.

Well, I haven't done much toward contributing to Free Software a lot lately. I haven't even done a lot of programming in general on Linux lately either. At work, I have been stuck doing Windows development for the last three months and it has been a frustrating experience. But, as of late, I have started to get the desire to start contributing in a meaningful way to Free Software. Because of my frustrations, my confidence in my skills has waned. I'm hoping to at least start out by helping with documentation efforts, particularly with the Python project. I also have some ideas for things written in Elisp for my use in Emacs. I just hope to find the motivation to start exploring and become a true hacker.

First diary entry:

Haven't done much hacking lately. Been playing with a new server at work. First time installing Linux on something of that caliber. Got the RAID controller driver working and now need to set up the array.
Only major hacking projects on the horizon are some Lisp and Python based things. Don't seem to have much time.

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