Older blog entries for baretta (starting at number 9)

Yesterday I started coding a CVS log analyzer. It is (will be) a tool that processes the CVS log of a project and generates a graphical representation of its branches. We can add other features later. :-)
By the way, I was told about a (uugh) perl/Tk script which does that, but I couldn't find it anywhere. If you know of it, please let me know.

And so it is!
I couldn't finish releasing G.H.O.S.T. yesterday, but now it's already there! From now on 2001/01/18 will be a internetional holiday to celebrate its death! While it decays into dust, I'll be working on the second version, which will add at least the following features:
  • Python-based ectoGHOST
  • SNMPv3 support
  • IPv6 support
  • Generic diagnosis algorithm support
  • Hi-ADSD, Hi-ADSD with Timestamps, Hi-ADSD with Detours, sync Hi-ADSD, and other Hierarchical Adaptive Distributed algorithm plugins
  • A yet-to-be-mathly-proven log(N) adaptive distributed algorithm plugin
  • Dynamic handling of diagnosed hosts
  • SNMP information gathering from the ectoGHOST
  • Management functions avaliable at ectoGHOST
  • Fully functional diagnostic performance analyser: epiGHOST
  • Lots of other amazing features
17 Jan 2001 (updated 18 Jan 2001 at 17:02 UTC) »

I decided to release G.H.O.S.T. version 1.0 today! It was a dificult decision, because I'd like to release a really good package, no known bugs, everything working correctly, blah blah blah, but , in fluent en_BR, I got tired of trying to "get milk from a stone". So I decided to release it the way it is and start working in a new version, rewritten from scratch. Thus the first version has born dead. But don't be sorry about that! As a G.H.O.S.T., it must die to exist, and so be it! As soon as I finish uploading it, you can check it out at SourceForge: http://SourceForge.net/projects/netghost/

Java sux!

Hummm... I think I need to put something that remembers me that advogato exists in my crontab. :-) Well, I'm about to release the first official version of G.H.O.S.T. still this year, because if I don't do so, I never will. I realized that I'll never get enough time to let it be the way I want, and I think most people are not going to wait until year 2187! :-) Regarding "Seis", I decided to rewrite it in Python. So, code @ SourceForge.net is obsolete from now on. "Seis" is evolving a lot in its design ideas, and when ready it will be a veeery funny game :-)

phew... after sooooooooooooooooooooooo much work, MI 2.0 is out, with Conectiva Linux 6.0. That's why I've got my hands aching and haven't had time to post entries here nor to develop G.H.O.S.T. and seis. Afterall, I'm a jerk.

My right hand is aching... I think I got RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury).

24 Sep 2000 (updated 26 Sep 2000 at 04:00 UTC) »

Hehe, it's been a long time since the last diary entry :-) Well, let's go to the "cool" news:

I spent the Independence Day (sep. 7th) holiday at Guarda do Emba├║, SC. What a beautiful beach! I found in a desert beach nearby 4 dead penguins. I wanted to bring them home and rebuild their skeletons, but I didn't find a way to carry them with me. All that I could do is bring two penguin heads. Now their are decaying is a small sand box, until only the bones are left. Cool! :-)

This week I got two new toys: a dual pentium(tm) 100MHz and a HP Netserver 4/100 DF (80486DX4 processor). Both have on-board SCSI adapters and flat cables to connect upto 7 devices plus a terminator (Yes, there's enough room in them). :-)

I've been very busy this month working on MI-2.0. New features include a new partitiong tool (using libparted), text interface and a redesigned graphical interface. Also, a much more powerfull kickstart-like configuration file, support for GRUB and XFree 4.0.

Cool! I was invited today to join a project to write a Visual Basic compiler/interpreter and an IDE for it. The project is in the very beggining, but fortunately Conectiva will be sponsoring it (at least I think Conectiva will). BTW, people@cnc has already started blaming me for "solding out my soul"... :-)

Yes, that's really me... So what? !? I'm really out of motivation to do anything, so maybe an ego inflation could help... :-)

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