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On The Road Again...
Well, I'm off to Tokyo tomorrow for the Linux World Expo in Japan. I'll keep diary posts here to update what is happening. Should be a good trip. I havn't been there before so it should be alot of fun. Only going until Saturday, so the jet lag will be nasty.
Havn't had time to do much with it, I have been making sure everything will be taken care of at the office while away in Japan. Will be coding on the plane. :)
I have found playing with liveice and icecast is alot of fun. Mixing music is truly an art form! :) And being on DSL, I can actually have listners.

Also found that my Secure Locate (slocate) utility was in the Open Source Metrics article. Contributing something useful is quite rewarding. :)

Its Here!
Crunch time... Its that time again. Hopefully we will have some good crunch time stories to tell. Many will be spending their lives at the office for the next few weeks.
Now in the midst of adding more features and fixing bugs in CTK. Just added alignment options (CtkMisc) for labels. Fixed a couple bugs with vbox and hboxes, frames, and scales. Still lots of work todo...

Other than that, not much else to report... :-/

Things are coming along. All of the widgets are pretty much done (at least the ones to be used in Storm v2.) So just cleaning it up a bit and adding methods for each widget that are still missing.

Today I made it possible to put notebook tabs on the left of the page instead of just the top. Right and bottom positioning still has to be done. This also let me find a resize bug with the notebooks, which was the cause of an infinite loop which occured when shrinking the window down too small.

Also made combo boxes scrollable which works quite well.

Not much else happening... Going to be a busy weekend being the last weekend before the marked deadline for Storm v2 beta. Which will actually be a pre-alpha, but that is okay.

Then I leave for japan on tuesday. Will be doing much coding on the plane! Its a 9 hour 45 minute flight, so jet lag will be horrid. I leave on the 9th at 12pm, and arrive in japan on the 10th at 2pm! Gotta love timezones... :)

Tables are 95% done. Just have a couple bugs with the resizing of them, otherwise its working well.

Soon I can actually start to test it some more, add the missing methods for each widget, and probably emit some more signals on specific events, such as say when you click on the clist title, it should emit a signal so you can do funky things like sorting the column, etc.

.oO(sleep...oo^ | oo^...)
Each night I keep saying to myself that I am going to goto bed a little earlier so that I can actually get up at a decent time, but that like never happens. Thus the reason for usually being the first diary post of the day.

make mental note, a long time from now: my_diary_post_date = diary_post_date - 1;

BTW, FYI the oo^ thingies above are sheep and the | is a fence.

Dedicated to doviende, thats for all of those who have spare time...

Sorta... a bit of life seeped in this week. The company party on friday as really good. Definetly some times to remember. All I can say is "Stoned Wheat Thins". Those of you with us that night, you will know what I mean. :)


Almost done the first phase of coding, which includes craming all of the needed widgets all at once. I just have Tables left to do, which is almost done.

Next will be to clean it up, and add methods to actually manipulate and get data from the widgets.


Its almost here. Only 5 more days. Things seem to be falling into place. The only thing that is scary are getting the CD build scripts and the boot disk done. Oh yeah, and the final configuration section of the install. I'm suppose to do that too. hrm... Will give update on that on the weekend.

Finished the hscale and vscale widgets. Just have the combobox and table widgets left todo. Then massive tweaking and bug fixing! Will try to get these done by midnight Sunday if possible.


It has finally arrived! FRIDAY! But this friday is especially juicy, because its the quarterly company, lets get out, be drunk and forget work for a while friday. We each get three drink tickets, but if you play it right, you invite people who don't really show up and take their tickets so you can drink even more! :)

So I don't think I will be writting code tonight...

Crazy Stuff!

I am leaving for Japan in just under two weeks for Linux World Expo. And I just found out that alot of the streets in Tokyo are not marked! And on top of that, the buildings are not sequentially numbered!!! Supposedly even the locals have troubles finding their way. Makes you respect your local postman just all that much more!

So I decided that if I do get lost, I can always ask...

Biru wa doko desu ka?

.. and I should end up at a happy place...somewhere...


Added the toggle button, frame widget, and half of the hscale widget today. Seems I'm ahead of my originally planned schedule. I scratched off tooltips and status bar for this release. So only 3 1/2 widgets left to go, combobox, tables, vscale and half of hscale.

I now Realize...

  • ...that sness REALLY does play too much nethack! Well maybe not, I guess you can't really play too much. Kinda like grasping infinity...

  • ...having a good power is worth the money and effort. At work today, there was power out for about 40-50ms'. The monitor turned off, but the computer stayed on. This was of course after I just switched my power supply. The storm that flew over us the other day actually caused a similar incident, and my system rebooted... :-/

  • ...trying to come up with diary info is getting harder... need a dose of life maybe? No, may get addicted. must code...
  • CTK

    Started and finished ProgressBar widget tonight. Only 8 more widgets to go. Table, combobox, hscale, vscale, frame, togglebutton, tooltips, and statusbar are left.


    Deadline is now 13 days away. And I'm suppose to goto tokyo right after for Linux World in Japan. Have you eaten your box of wheaties today?


    Still nothing really intelligent to say, except "pea soup", "Eat lots of salmon", and "may your power supply not make grindy type noises..."

    Started Option Menu today. It is easier than was expected. Almost have it drawn, then just have to add mouse and key support to it. Next will tackle combo boxes.

    Brain Food!

    Eat lots of fish! Especially salmon. good brain food. Have been eating alot of Sake Nigiri and maki.

    Sake o kudasai?


    Thats my pizza! Check it out at http://www.foodpix.net. Its latest guest pix...


    Other than the above, my day was quite normal. It was actually a slow monday. Got more coding this monday than most.

    Notebooks are done. 14 widgets are now implemented. 12 more to go. And I wanted to finish them all by the 1st. Thats almost 2 widgets per day. Will it happen? Or should I ask, "Do I need to sleep?"


    Still no pulse. Will try again in 3 weeks...

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