I went to dinner with a friend on Sunday and had a great time. It's unfortunate I don't do these things more often.
I have achieved a zen-like state of detachment, which should carry me through the weekend. The weather will be nice on Saturday and I'm very tempted to take a road trip, but I'll probably spend the weekend testing software. After next week it will be much easier to relax and goof off...right? I have been procrastinating doing the cooker update on the Mandrake half of my work machine. There's really only one or two packages that need to be updated for Nautilus (actually for Mozilla 0.8), but I tried to do it all at once, which was a mistake. I'll rsync the packages from home tonight, if things go well, and deal with this tomorrow.
I attended one frantic meeting too many last week, but overall it was a very productive week. Unfortunately, many of my todo's slid, which means this week could be a slow one. I want to take a look at the GNOME 1.4 betas, and I think I could generate some useful feedback, if I can find the time. On another note, welcome to advogato, Dunc (aka Duncan MacKinnon). On yet another note, did my taxes tonight in about an hour with Turbotax. Painless!
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.
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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