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damnit! drunk...had a cool night at munich. university will start on monday...time for more cool parties! yeah!!!

Well, for such a long time no diary entry. I'm quite lazy *g* So, what's happened: Summer: University: Quite hard, too much classes, passed some tests. On Friday there's a maths test which I didn't pass. I also had 2 "Praktika". One assembler and one C++ image processing. It was a lot of fun for most of the time. The code for the asm stuff is still online: www.tgi-rulez.tk The x86-FPU really sucks!
The German Linuxtag was quite a success. We sold more than 200 CD's. My presentation is here. In September I started hacking on a C++ wrapper for GStreamer. It's quite hard, fortunately Martin Schulze is helping. He's quite experienced in gtkmm, which helps a lot. Uraeus, the rest will be much easier after having managed Gst::Element is really really done. There are some other non-trivial classes but we'll manage that.
Last week there was another LinuxDay in Luxembourg. It was really cool. I gave another Talk there (URL is almost the some like the one I previously mentionned). They offered me a book for that talk (I chose a python book!). On Friday, we did some sight-seeing together with maddog. I still have to mail him about the photos he took (see, I'm really lazy). Luxembourg is a cool country, I enjoyed it much. I'll definitely go there next year!

I'm going to post my diary entries more regularily in future. I just need to go to bed now!

University: *yawn*, boring week so far, haven't done anything special, really!
Hacking: I'm hacking on a gnuparted frontend for gnome2. The GUI's almost done (sshot) I'm currently hacking on the lib which is very clean. The API doc is very good! I love it, still need to learn some C programming crap. But I'll also need it for university.
10 Apr 2002 (updated 20 Apr 2002 at 15:53 UTC) »

Back from GUADEC3. It was a lot of fun to meet the GNOME hackers again. I met a lot of people which I only knew from IRC.
I was staying at an apartment together with jdub, Gman, Uraeus, thomasvs, kmaraas(Kjartan), hadess, BBB(Ronald), Martin Baulig, Jorn (Galeon/Rhythmbox hacker; wow, he's just 15!!), sienap (Dennis, crazy guy), kanikus + his GF. It rocked. The apartment was close to the city center of Sevilla. The bad thing about Spain is that almost nobody speaks english there. But we could somehow manage to get everything done (describing the to the conference center, getting food at the restaurants, ...).
The day we arrived in Madrid really sucked. We tried to find out where the buses to Sevilla were leaving. Unfortunately the information desk at the airport wasn't able to provide us the information we needed, so we were on our own and we succeeded, yay!! We left Madrid (the city sucks!!) at 1 am on Wednesday and had quite a nice trip (I was able to sleep in the bus which is normally not possible). We arrived at Sevilla at 7.30 and had to find our apartment -- which was much easier than I thought first. At the apartment we tried to get the keys. Unfortunately Fernando (which was in charge of the apartment) couldn't speak english at all. I was quite surpised that his son know bits of english. We agreed to get the keys for the apartment 45 minutes later; so we're waiting. (bummer, I couldn't reach Markus, the other guy from the apartment, I just reached his answering machine; on monday I found out that he's German,...). It was quite surpising that another guy called us (he spoke German, but I still don't know who the hell he was) and told us to get to a cafe. There we should wait until he arrived. So we did that (in vain). Martin and we were frustrated/annoyed of Spain (and this was just the second day). We finally found out that the other gang (Uraeus, kmaraas,...) would arrive at 4.29 pm at the train station. We decided to go there. Together with the other guys we headed back to the apartment and tried to get the keys for a second time. But *sigh*... We were glad that jdub finally arrived (that bastard had the keys ;) ). We just put our stuff in the apartment and left to get some food.
The rest of the evening was quite nice (except that kmaraas broke my latop :*( ). I could finally enjoy the day.
On the next day we had to find our way to the conference center (which was about 3-4 km away from our apartment). As previously mentionned (almost) nobody speaks english in Spain, this includes taxi drivers. We somehow managed to get to the conference where our first problem was to register at the reception and to get something to eat (yeah...nobody speaks english blabla). We finished eating and headed for the first talk. It was fun to meet so many people, people who I haven't seen for one year. I also met some new hackers who I only knew from IRC.
In the evening I stayed together with hadess at the apartment; we watched some movies which was a lot of fun.
On the next day we missed the first talks (which were quite uninteresting for me) and arrived at about 12:30 at the conference center. There's not much to tell about the day except the evening. Yep, there was the XIMIAN Party! It was so much fun (and I was so fu**i*g drunk). We had the famous butt signing (vicious you rock!). At 3 o'clock I was too tired/drunk and I asked Martin B. what he thought about going home (hmmm, I dunno what I said ;-) ). We somehow got home and I went to bed (the rest...I won't tell :P). BTW, hadess got home at 7 am!! Poor creature ;-)
OK, the rest of the day was quite annoying except that I met hub and Dom. Unfotunately those guys had to catch their train and thus our conversation was quite short :(
In the evening we did some sight-seeing (nice!!) and went to a restaurant (where we had the usual problems!).
On the next day I stood up quite late and was quite suprised what had happened in the other apartment (the MAS guys were there). They discussed about gstreamer and MAS which was quite interesting; I learned some bits of the internals of gstreamer, a really amazing piece of software! Later that day we went (again) to a restaurant where I tried a snail (baaah, tasted strange!!) and after that to the irish pub. Unfortunately, I was quite tired and had to stay there until 3 (or was it 4) o'clock. For more information about that night, please read hadess's diary *hint*. ;-).
Monday: That was the last day and the weather was quite nice, so some of us decided to go the the city. We went to the cathedral and the city park.
OK, that's it, more or less. Conclusion: Spain was fun for the most part, except that the organisation of GUADED, the weather and people who couldn't speak any English sucked. Fun fun!! See you next year in Dublin(??).

Ruby:
Some nice progress so far. I'm getting quickly used to the language. See my app.
Owen was right when he told me that GtkText is totally broken. It sucks!
Hopefully the gtk/gnome-ruby author will soon release ruby bindings for gtk+2.0.

University:
DS1 (Diskrete Strukturen == discrete maths) is very difficult. I hope that I will pass the test on April 13th...I'm already quite well prepaired for the computer science test on April 12th.

Birthday:
Hmmm, my birthday's tomorrow and I'm not sure if I'm going to party tomorrow. It's hard to get people around on tuesdays. ;-)
If it doesn't work out this little party will be on friday or so.

I've been lazy over the last few months. I hope I'll be able to post more entries in the future. /me is a bad boy

MONO:
Last month I've been contributing some code for the System.Drawing namespace. It was quite trivial because it's just about copy 'n paste. The real implementation will be a lot more harder.
I'm quite happy with the progress of MONO in general; it's now selfhosting even under linux. Congrats to all the cool hackers who have made this happen!

GNOME 2.0:
I would have never thought that the major release of GNOME would be that cool. Nautilus just kicks ass as for its speed. It's finally usable. It still lacks lots of cool features, but for me stability is more important than feature richness. The rest of GNOME 2.0 is also quite nice. 2.0.1 should contain more features, though. Some nice ones haven't been ported (and some will never be, so it seems).

GUADEC:
Just two more weeks. I'm really looking forward to it!!

Birthday:
March 26th = currentAge++
I'm getting old!

University:
I passed 2 tests (yes!!), but there are still 2 to go. I'm currently learning for these. Sometimes it's fun! In the summer semester there's a C++ "Praktikum". I'm glad that I've the possibility to attend it. C++ is one of the languages I still have to learn.

Ruby:
I'm learning this awesome cool language. It's a just-for-fun attempt, but since it's so nice it'll certainly my scripting language for the future (somehow, I never really understood python).

German translation project
All I can say is that it's much work. We managed to welcome some fresh members in our team. But it's hard work to organize the team (+ that's not my duty at all!).

LIFE:
Ah well, the last few weeks were quite cool. I:
o went skiing
o went to a LinuxTag in Chemnitz
o annoyed some GNOME hackers with my silly questions ;-)
o was always thinking about reinstalling my server, coz it's always crashing, which is really bad!


That's all for now, though I'm certain that I forgot a lot of things! Kick ass!

Well, XMAS time. After about 10 years without white christmas, we finally have a lot of snow. 2 weeks ago it was really cold outside: -20 degree C. I almost froze when I was out, brrrrrr.
Speaking of my applet/panel, only one thing's left which can be done in about 10 minutes. Just need to check...
Started looking at gtk+2.0(1.3.12). I'm sometimes really getting confused by C pointers. I'll certainly get used to it soon.
My tests will start in about a month, so I need to get started learning for 5 subjects; quite a lot, huh?

MERRY XMAS!!

Surprise, surprise....

I haven't written any diary entries for about 3 months which is quite bad. Hopefully I'll have some more time to do that from now on.

What's happened so far?

  • Got thru the summer semester; now fighting 5 subjects at university. I hope i'll make it. Until Xmas there are 2 test, but it's looking quite promising.

  • I sort of finished my JAVA Applet for university. I'm really glad that it's (almost) done now. Xerces' really a monster; I simply can't stand it anymore!

  • I finally got java-gnome working on my computer. Yesterday, I read the tutorial: It's really easy to write apps for GNOME using those bindings.

  • Hmm. 3 months ago I bought a laptop (compaq presario 1800). Unfortunately, the gfx card is broken now. I have to get it repaired. Laptops really rock!

  • I've been to two fairs in the meantime. Photos from the Systems/LWE fair can be viewed at: http://home.in.tum.de/meyerc/Systems/ and http://home.in.tum.de/meyerc/LWE/
    Have fun! :-)

  • Around Xmas, I'll hopefully have time to hack on the integration of CUPS in GNOME. I was quite excited when Kurt Pfeifle (a DANKA dude) showed me kdeprint. Miguel seemed to be excited, too. Now I'm just waiting for the KDE printer dude's reply.
  • Third world war??

    Just a few hours sleep that night (ugh, it wasn't much over the last few days either). I need to get started learning for my computer science test. Normally, 1 week should suffice for doing that job. Therefore I should cease my party actions (which really rocks :P). Additionally this'd save some money as well!

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