7 Aug 2003 abg   » (Journeyer)

Ran rend through valgrind and came out with a clean, non-leaky slate. I had suspected as much, seeing as how I had been running in on my Zaurus for about a week or so with no problems, but it's nice to have someone(thing) else tell you what you want to hear.

Typeset someone else's book in LaTeX to learn how it works. I've always believed in trial by fire and I think that it came out well. 140 or so pages and it's almost done. This has inspired me to start on the two books that I've wanted to do: both about X - one as user and one as programmer, both aimed at the complete novice. I've started the X programmer one and have about 1.5 chapters of 5 or so planned done.

Looked into adding PNG support to CTWM, but ran into a few problems. The newly added JPEG support is pretty clean for a while and then it enters code that might as well be marked /* Here be dragons */. I need to contact the guy and see if he'll update the code to include a few comments. With all the bit shifting taking place, I'm a little dubious about it's portability, but the list has been deathly quiet recently.

The LUG meeting tonight was cancelled, only to find out that someone new had shown up and tried to join. Murphy's Law strikes again: The first time we cancel a meeting in our 2.5 year history and we leave a New Member out in the cold. Doh!

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