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work: putting the finishing touches on a paper on hypertext coherency (undergrad stuff but still interesting); finally got the GIMP registry to a point where it will accept new stuff instead of just updates; various minor things keeping me from working :)

life: Kidding? ;-) Nah, not that bad. Nice, relaxed chilling :)

Yeehaa! Winter term is over since thursday :))

Now, two parties later, serious work can begin again. Everyone who always wanted to make a good suggestion for the GIMP registry is invited to write in now! I still have a stack to go through, mostly basic stuff, but I'll dedicate most of next week to it, so chances are good.

Inbetween drinking, I read Neal Stephensons (of "Snowcrash" and "Cryptonomicon" fame) first two works ("The Big U" and "Zodiac", in that order). They are, obviously, not of the same quality as his later works but definetely some of the best debut work I have read so far. They don't have a computer them (being about university dorm live and eco activism, respectively) but that made for a refreshing change from my usual literature. Stephensons lucid prose is already there and especially Zodiac has some of the insiqhtful, sarcastic humor that made his later works such a success. They are short, too, so they make for good reading on a trip or something. Overally, I can recommend them.

14 Jan 2001 (updated 19 Jan 2001 at 10:35 UTC) »

Summary of the last three days: Not enough sleep, fucked up job (never work for a company that considers moving with the trend a viable long-term strategy), too much alcohol. I'll get over it :)

phew, finally recovered from a very cool new years party :)

I met neo and mitch at 17C3 in Berlin and we talked a bit about the future of plug-in distribution. Nothing has been really decided, yet, but definetely a lot of things will happen -- hopefully to the better. I have been making several incremental improvements to the registry which will hopefully appear soon.

The pet project nick-named fargonauten of a few friends and me in Bielefeld (yes, B. really does exist) is shaping up, the first homepage cut is there and I'm currently working on putting some dynamic frameworks in place.

Now, if that pesky term project would be behind me, life would be perfect. Well, working on it :)

14 Dec 2000 (updated 19 Jan 2001 at 10:36 UTC) »

Development on the registry is picking up pace, after three years of neglection. pcg has some interesting ideas regarding XML description of the plug-ins. It will take a little longer to implement, but make for a very cool update interface

The move to XML is also looking good because neo indicated that in GIMP 2.0, some of the plug-in interface might be XML based. Nothing certain for now, but looks promising.

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