Older blog entries for ariya (starting at number 22)

Useless hours spend on tracking cvs bug with libc. I wanted to compile cvs but then broken getopt caused wrong command line options parsing, and afterwards my cvs didn't understand any commands at all. Workaround was rather simple, force cvs to use its own (GNU) implementation of getopt (well, no configure magic here, just some __GNU__LIBRARY!). Also, a bit tweaking is required to fix some other odd behaviours.

I don't know whether anyone of my university has even done his/her thesis report using LaTeX. The fact is I couldn't find any style ready to use. Hence, in the last few days, I struggled understanding these all control sequences, so as to create a functional style for my thesis report. Nice !

6 Feb 2002 (updated 6 Feb 2002 at 18:52 UTC) »

After long hours, finally PalmDoc and WML filter for KWord are ready for prime-time. And also, I still have Lotus AmiPro and WordStar pending to finish. Many kudos and thanks should go to Werner, David and Nicolas!

The article "Hypothetical Planets" at www.seds.org/ billa/tnp/hypo.html is a bit of my interest, especially on the topic where Jules Verne is mentioned.

Many things happened since my last diary entry. Well, I have finished some final exams, only 2 left to go. In the mean time somehow I also passed German Certificate (Zertifikatdeutsch). Closing Year 2001, I'm quite happy that my beloved magazine: InfoLinux is still pretty much well alive. Hopefully I can keep the whole energy to support it. Quite possibly, more articles for beginners will be perfect for that. In my short holidays, fortunately there's little time to have fun with that all sorts of programming again. Slow but sure, I hope some of my (humble) hacks will find their way out...

The more I learn about Qt and KDE, the more I love it. These things are simply cool. And hopefully, the fresh Qt 3.0 will be better than ever.

Well, being back in home country can't never be too bad. I have to adapt to many things again, including the US keyboard layout (formerly in Germany of course DE-layout is the one used everywhere).

Along, too many things to do left almost nothing for time with computer. Nevertheless, my sweet SuSE box is already there, waiting for hacks...

Last: I just realized that I am now Master, one thing I never imagined before

Recently I put together my last effort on fixing couple of nasty bugs in a bunch of programs, which all of them take almost 20,000 lines of C code. It is proprietary program belongs to Siemens, which somehow I maintain up to now.

On my last days in Munich (or Muenchen), I am now terribly sick. I should better spend the time hanging around in several places I've never been there before (like Deutsches Museum, for example), rather than just staying in bed.

I plan to get SuSE 7.2 tommorow for I want to bring it back home. I hope by then I can hack again on KWord filter.

End of August. Almost complete my master research, though time won't permit me to continue working on it. I find this is quite useful, otherwise you'll end up cultivating the baby.

Next month, I'll fly back to my home country, Indonesia. Well, have been 14 months in Munich and still feel it's just not enough. Munich is damn so wonderful.

KOffice 1.1 is finally release. Looks cool and promising. Oh yeah, just wait until my WordPerfect filter for KWord is ready.

I still need to write couple of articles for InfoLinux. Hope I'll be in relax just before my long flight.

After couple of hours of tweaking, finally I know that using Winsock in C++ program developed with Cygwin is pretty much a bad idea. Solution: switch to use real socket.

In the mean time, I can't really wait for KDE 2.2 within the next days !

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