5 Jul 2001 Phoon   » (Journeyer)

Very Early Morning. (was "Night" on 4 July.)


Normally I wait to post an entry until my previous entry is about to fall off of the recent log, but lately I've been spitting them out every day or so. Strange.
I just got back from Epcot a little while ago. Let me just say that the fireworks rocked this time.

I was standing about 10 feet from the water, on a ledge. I could see everything. In addition to the normal show (which rocks in and of itself), they had an added display. It was incredible. I was actually so close to the show that I had debris falling on me.

Even though I brought three 20-oz bottles of Dew ($.99 each, local convenience store) they didn't last long.

Tv: I looked at Xmove. While it sounds almost perfect, it doesn't work for me.

What's the license on Xmove? Neither the FTP site nor the tarball have one listed. (For that matter, what's the license on VNC? I'm too lazy to look.)

Maix: By the way, it seems to be even older... the 2.0 beta tarball is dated November 1997. If the license (see above) allows it, I'll see if I can restart work on it.

(By the way, it supposedly can support different resolutions... it just doesn't resize the client at all Multiple color depths still screw it up, though.)

Hey... the author might open it up, if it's not open already... here's hoping.

Can anyone suggest a (preferably free) reference to low-level X11 programming?

I've decided to change the topic of my presentation. Instead of presenting the gauchos, I'm going to talk about José Raúl Capablanca, the third world chess champion. He was actually an ambassador-at-large for Cuba, with his only duty being chess. He also had the mayor of Havana clear a tournament hall so no one would see him resign a game. Interesting man.
Would it be possible for Advogato to support negative certifications?

Right now, if I certify someone "observer", it's like I never certified them at all. I would like to say explicitly "this person doesn't deserve certification," instead of simply withholding it. (No, there's no one in particular I'm worried about... but I've seen the potential for it.)

Oh well, it's not a major concern. Or a minor concern, even. It's not a concern at all, just food for thought.

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