Older blog entries for daniels (starting at number 172)

30 Oct 2003 (updated 31 Oct 2003 at 01:00 UTC) »
tech
a debian developer, and some responses
So, a few days ago, I became a Debian Developer, after three and a half years. Yay, and stuff. Unfortunately, I got my secret decoder ring right as exams started, ugh.

liedra: Aren't green P's for primary producers, who can't take passengers?
sxpert: Please take it off Advogato.

Random rambling: Been using GNOME (not by choice), trying to like it, failing. The "let's hide away anything useful in GConf" attitude, the buggy autohide on the panel, gnome-terminal ... it's way too obnoxious to be able to use regularly.

(00:10 | dylan & ink - california curse (technical itch remix) | #)
8 Oct 2003 (updated 9 Oct 2003 at 12:19 UTC) »
tech
pyblosxom->{advogato,lj} propagation working
So, I finally got around to looking at my Pyblosxom stuff again, and ended up fixing my propagation script to work. It sorts through all the day's entries, works out via the #propagate header where they're destined to, and sends them to my Advogato or LiveJournal diaries (or both), depending on said header. It's probably buggy as crap, tho. My script to do GnuPG mail entries (slightly different from jdub's) also works; this entry originated in mutt and will end up in both Advogato and LJ; word!

I'll clean the scripts up a bit and post them up on my site soonish.

(21:57 | lyrical commission - blood red skies | #)
8 Oct 2003 (updated 19 Oct 2003 at 12:22 UTC) »

(yay pybloxsom fun)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:48 UTC) »

(more pyblosxom fun, to be replaced with real content later tonight)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:48 UTC) »

(pyblosxom yay)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:42 UTC) »

(pyblosxom testing entry removed, soon to be replaced with real content)

dwmw2: "BBQ Chicken's", indeed. It's generally quite depressing ("whose an idiot? your an idiot!"); thanks for pointing out one of my pet hates.
"Blog"
I really don't like the word, and I've avoided using it for as long as it possibly can. However, I finally managed to set up Pyblosxom (through reading the source, Wikis, and guessing a whole bunch of stuff). It's running on my home machine (more or less disconnected from the real world), and also triplehelix (thanks Josh Kwan!). As soon as joshk gets apache2 set up with mod-xslt and such, and all the vhost setup sorted out, I'll have a setup similar to jdub's, only my Pyblosxom propagation script can also propagate to LiveJournal, depending on the content of a header. I'll post it here when it's nice and configurable and stuff.

Xwin/freedesktop
Keith's been moving xwin.org and freedesktop.org services to the new machine - x2.cs.pdx.edu - and that seems to be going quite well. The new machine will give us enough capacity to host a whole bunch of projects. Unfortunately, I had to filter out a moron who kept trashing the Xouvert wiki; he was using a script to restore the content to utter crap. *sigh*.

KDE
Kopete 0.7 (and, subsequently, 0.7.1) got released, and unsermake is quietly bubbling along. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to start working on it again. The conference in Nove Hrady is on right now, with havocp and clee in attendance.

Debian
XFree86 4.3.0-0pre1v1 was released to experimental a while ago, and preparation for pre1v2 is underway. I hope to find a few hours to work on it soon, so I can add in the Synaptics touchpad driver, the SDK, and a couple of other interesting systems.

obLyric
"I wanna tell you a story/and you know the story I'm about to tell you is true/do you feel alright?/do you feel alright?/let me hear you say it louder, do you feel alright?/do you feel it, children?/I just want you to do whatever you want to do/don't worry about what the next brother's doing/just do your thing/whatever's good to you, then you do it/if it's good to you, good for you" - Plump DJs, The Funk Hits the Fan
DVDs
At the risk of turning into hadess ... ;)
I bought the Run Lola Run collector's edition DVD last night for the low low price of $au19.95. Brilliant! It's a fantastic film, all the better on DVD. Great plot, great execution, great soundtrack, everything. It's really a fantastic film.

FLOSS stuff
Pia and Stewart Smith (president and vice-president of Linux Australia respectively, and unrelated) came to a special LUV (Melbourne's main LUG) committee meeting on Friday night, which was great. While Stewart's local, Pia was down from Sydney, and the committee meeting was very productive, and not just in terms of further defining the LA/LUV relationship - some great ideas came out of it. Pia and I went back to Stewart's place after and watched Snatch on DVD, and the next day we wandered out for food, pool, Sega Rally and beer - great to see her again, and some very good viewpoints came out of it. Oh, and I got a Debian t-shirt, too. The only size left was XXL, which would normally have been fine for a 197cm, 78kg guy, but I forgot these were geek t-shirts. Whoops. :)

The new fd.o machine apparently arrived recently.

obHip-Hop
"I got sounds to help you get down, so you can get up/and avoid them stinking rats that get me fed up/yeah, they make me wanna throw up, they gotta grow up/or they'll be failing, and bailing, while I be sailing like Noah" - 1200 Techniques - Karma
Life
Been very, very busy lately. School and other stuff have kept me very much occupied, with little time to breathe. Ah well.

Music
Got lots of cool music lately - 1200 Techniques (ChooseOne/ChooseMore, Eye of the Storm), Two-Up (Tastes Like Chicken), Squarepusher (Do You Know Squarepusher/Alive in Japan), Scratch Perverts (BadMeaningGood), and more. It's all very, very cool.

freedesktop.org
This is possibly the coolest announcement I've ever had the pleasure of being involved in.

obAussieHip-Hop
"Whatever happened to a conscious idea?/MCs talk verbal diarrrhea/caught up with gun talk and bling-bling/hip-hop producers who work with pop singers for ching-ching/I'm thinking" - 1200 Techniques - Eye of the Storm

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