Busily decoding mbp's latest diary entry.
I've just coined Brett's First Rule of Reasonable Software:
For every annoyance that you add to a piece of software, add one or more conveniences to make up for it.
Fire alarm tests during work hours are infinitely annoying. Makes me want to start a real fire.
I'll probably be working through the next two weekends to verify Nautilus bugs for our next milestone (PR3) and look for show-stopper bugs. We're always looking for people to help out with Nautilus testing. </plug>
Have I mentioned recently that I love bugzilla?
I'm having a good time at work, even though reality is beginning to settle in. I really need to curb distractions for the next few weeks. Also, I'm overdue to purchase a car for quicker commuting than unfortunately inconvenient public transportation. Sadly, I often can't motivate myself to read, do a little work, or otherwise occupy myself effectively on the train. It also gives me a one-way commute of up to two hours. It's sad that one mile within one's commute can take up to 30 minutes, no matter what method is used. Anyway, I will try a day of telecommuting in a week.
A day in the life of .. (stomach version)
Dry rainforest flakes cereal. Green tea, no sugar. Strawberry pop tarts. Chicken burrito. Lots of water. Ravioli with abused tomato sauce, garlic, and parsley. Hunk of bread. More water. Ice cream in a waffle cone.
Do I really have to? Nah.
Back to work
I'm now employed at Eazel, where I get to work with really great people, and work on interesting and challenging things.
I just started paying regular attention to Advogato again a couple weeks ago. It seems that the pace of new diary entries is quite a bit slower than, say, six months ago, despite the steady influx of new users. On that note, I saw someone recently mention that it's difficult for an isolated user to "break in" to the certification loop. Not exactly. The trust metric is supposed to be based on contributions to the open source community, so if you work on open source projects, tell everyone what they are.
It seems fashionable to compose Advogato diaries (and also perhaps articles) in one's preferred editor, and paste it into Advogato's forms later, in order to avoid browser crashes and loss of data. I should begin doing this myself. Is it possible that we could have an 'upload' option for diary/article content so that remote textfiles can be used? Otherwise, I guess I just don't know the trick for using cut-n-paste in X on a multi-screen textfile in one shot.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!