17 Apr 2001 RyanMuldoon   » (Journeyer)

Iain: Have you listened to any Grandaddy? They are kind of Radiohead-esque, and are pretty good. An excellent song by them is "So you'll aim toward the sky." But, as for Amnesiac, I must say that I enjoy "Knives out" quite a bit. But The Bends is still their best album in my opinion. Amnesiac has a little more of the vintage Radiohead feel when compared to Kid A, which is kind of nice. And I enjoy the more tame horn accompaniments this time around....kind of a cool jazz feel.

As for my little Nautilus patch, I am having a hard time actually compiling Nautilus. It's complaining about me not having gtk and glib headers, even though I do. Hopefully I'll figure out what the problem is. It's annoying to not be able to do run-time testing now that I have my patch "complete" and without compiler errors. Once I have time I'll figure it out, and submit the patch. Then, hopefully I'll take on another little task that isn't too time-critical. At some point I'll have to write down a list of little things that annoy me about the software I use, and actively try and fix the problems.

I've been reading the available material on the Reef project - it sounds damn cool. I'm glad that it is clearly intended as a community project. It is great to see the ideals of the free software community, and their potential benefits, well-represented in web-enabled services. Once the semester is over I'm going to see if I can play with it a bit, and perhaps contribute some. My goal is to be a reasonably regular contributor to the GNOME project by the time GNOME 2 rolls around. We'll see how it goes.

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