5 Jul 2001 Wheat   » (Journeyer)

Nut bars and sickos

Ordered Jagged Alliance 2 from Tribsoft the other day, after I finally got my Linux box set-up for gaming and played a few hours of good old Myth 2 on it. Must game! Must game!

At work and at home I switched from a handful of Jed terminals to Xemacs. Apparently, there's two version of emacs out there: xemacs and emacs. Which everyone I talk to seems to know already. The Xemacs is a little better feature-wise. You can share with RMS but you can't co-operate with him.

Emacs is great with Zope. FTP into your database, and edit away! I've installed a dtml-mode and a wiki-mode too. Spent some time looking at emacs-lisp. All those parens! Spent many work hours trying to tweak the editor. Staring at those (()()()). The GUI for emacs still drives me crazy. It's like cut-n-paste on linux. It just doesn't work right. But the customizability is damn nice, if you go a few days (weeks, years?) to kill to learn the ropes.

I miss BBEdit with it's bookmarks for regexes and FTP sites and it's oh-so-sweet GUI for the multi-file search and replace tool.

More CMF fun

The CMF gets more fun to hack on every day. The Python really grows on you, it's fun, fun to code in. Played with the workflow stuff today. Tried out the DCWorkflow system. I just wanted to have objects on the intranet get a published status automatically, but this entailed learning the basics of a whole system, which turned a simple 15 minute job into a whole afternoon task. But the workflow stuff will come in handy if/when we implement more publishing on the public site.

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