Documentation proceedeth apace. *yawn*. I seem to be spending most of my day bombarding the internal tech mailing list with dumb questions. Well, I guess they're not so dumb... it's mostly about stuff which has only just been implemented, or hasn't been implemented yet.
There was another question about i18n/l10n/etc on the e-smith devinfo list today. I want to be able to tell them "here's what needs doing" but I have to wait til I finish the aforementioned docco before I can even explain it. The problem is that before they can start doing translations, we have to convert the relevant bits of the e-smith manager to FormMagick and extract the relevant strings. Then and only then is it meaningful to start translating. In the meantime, I'm saving all the volunteers' email into a separate mail folder so I can get in touch with them when we're ready.
I don't think I've mentioned this in my diary yet, but I've just set up a mail gateway so that anyone who'd rather read this by email can do so. Go to http://lists.infotrope.net/mailman/listinfo/diary/ to subscribe. Needless to say, it's low-volume ... usually a post every couple of days, unlikely to be more than a couple a day.
Someone on IRC said they were repeatedly clicking on the "random" link over at LiveJournal just to see what kind of people keep diaries online. I went to take a look and... yeesh... I really hope that the fact that I keep an online diary doesn't put me into any kind of category with most of these people. Highlights:
- The dinky little faces that show your mood
- The high proportion of people who write about doing homework
- The fact that most diarists seem to think that a sentence or two is a meaningful entry.
- The quality background images. I thought I'd escaped that kind of "web design" around 1997 sometime.
- People who write their entire diary in free verse or something.
- Or chat logs:
whitewussy: he already has a new girlfriend? StarGirl3663: interesting eh? StarGirl3663: yeah...that's why he dumped me whitewussy: oh StarGirl3663: yeah ho whitewussy: what a fag. whitewussy: should i punch him? StarGirl3663: ha ha StarGirl3663: YEAH! StarGirl3663: i wanted to
- The almost total lack of capitalisation or indeed coherence
Right, I've wasted as many cycles on that as I ever want to. That shit makes advogato look like... well, a less bad thing.
I've been invited (by one of the local SCA people I made the acquaintance of yesterday) to attend an outing on Saturday night to a place where they make (harvest?) maple syrup. It involves sleigh rides and so forth. Sounds like it should be good fun.
And on that note, I should get dressed and head downtown to run errands and stuff.