19 Apr 2001 cinamod   » (Master)

Well, it's been a while. Well, to start off it's my 22nd birthday and I'm writing papers for my Dutch, German, CSE, and Philosophy classes - which really sucks.

I'm totally swamped with schoolwork and OSS coding stuff. Moreso on the schoolwork as I can choose to ignore coding for a while.

I'm procrastinating right now instead of writing papers, which is so much like me. It's sad, because I'm actually a quite good writer. I'd love to write O'Reilly books someday for a supplementary income.

I've been to GUADEC in Copenhagen recently. That was a lot of fun. I'll have to post links to pics there. I find it horribly amusing that more pictures were taken of the part-time windows guy who hacks AbiWord than of me, its maintainer who gave 2 speeches at GUADEC. Maybe I'm not photogenic enough. Oh well :)

From this conference, I've come to the conclusion that every European smokes, which is a shame. Everyone is concerned about not polluting the environment (which is to be commended), but they think nothing of polluting their lungs with carcinogens. It dissapoints me, to say the least.

So this whole GNOME integration with Abi thing is getting better. I did a cool GdkPixbuf hack today, patch off to Federico. Need to make a SVG loader for that too. Splat - it's on my TODO list.

Abi now has cool multi-lingual spell-checking which you can fine-tune down to a per-word level. Quite cool. Need to hack in opendict/gdict support sometime too because that'd be cool beyond belief.

Anyway, got to get back to my papers.

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