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Whoo hoo!

The O'Reilly p2p conference was great! I met many cool, clueful p2p network developers, learned how the other p2p networks work, and learned how to link Mojo Nation to some of the other networks.

Now I get to spend a weekend visiting friends in Silly Valley before returning home to snowy, beautiful Halifax.

On Wednesday I move to Canada to live with Amber, my partner, my paramour, my pregnant fiancée. Life is rich and challenging and deeply satisfying.

This weekend Greg and I worked really hard to fix all of the bugs in Mojo Nation. By Monday morning we had Mojo Nation release 0.87, which is actually stable and useful (you can install it and surf Mojo Nation and download stuff). It still has some big performance issues, but that's because we've been too busy just making it work to worry about them.

It is actually an interesting question as to how to optimize downloading time in Mojo Nation. Raph gave me some ideas about this a Linux World. (Raph's diary entry says that the Eazel party was the high point. That's great, because that's the only part of Linux World that I attended! Oh yeah, and I drank part of a free beer courtesy of VA Linux and I danced to an extended dance mix of "Enjoy The Silence".)

Unfortunately I'll probably have other priorities and Greg will get to have all the fun of writing an optimized download strategy for Mojo Nation. Drat.


Here we come! Mojo Nation is due to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting world in only 24 hours!

Fixed a few small bugs in Mojo Nation socket management and auto-payment feature.

The whole Evil Geniuses team is going to DefCon to release Mojo Nation to the hungry masses. I'm really excited!

There are other big things going on in my life that are too wonderful to fit into this little text window.

Running tests of Mojo Nation alpha 2. If you want to be an alpha tester, please write and ask. (It's an invitation-only, top secret alpha test only available to people with Top Secret clearance and conversational Martian. But please write and ask anyway. We like innocent vict^H^H^H^H alpha testers.)

Today I'm putting asynchronous IO into Mojo Nation. This will make the code simpler, make the app a bit faster (but probably not noticeably), and make it possible to actually shut down the app cleanly. With the current, synchronous, IO, we usually find the Python interpreter hung on a blocking call to accept() and we have to kill it the hard way.

I'm also supporting the Mojo Hackers, who are busily doing a port to BSD.

I'm also trying to get the table of licenses up on Advogato...

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