Older blog entries for ds (starting at number 3)


Got back from 2 days of snowboarding at Kirkwood, which claims to have the world's deepest snow. I love it because I can take a hard fall and make an indentation so deep I can't see out of the hole. I now have a season pass, a friend that drives up every week, and a boss that is cool with me working on the weekends and taking weekdays off (Skiing on the weekend sucks). Hopefully my GStreamer work won't suffer too much.


Two words about GStreamer developers: Cat Herding. I think it's funnier that the linked movie doesn't play in gst-player.

I gave thomasvs an account on one of my Debian machines in order to fix some doc building problems for GStreamer. However, I forgot to install the necessary packages.

If GStreamer plans to stick to the GNOME-2.5 timeline (we do), in the next week we need to take the hard step of stopping mucking with the API. This hurts when you know specific things in the API that suck, but you have to wait 3 months before touching it. Timelines are hard, let's go shopping.

Go out and buy the Aqua Teen Hunger Force season 1 DVD. You'll do what I say 'cuz I said it.

Last night, I picked up my guitar for the first time in a few months. I seem to play off-and-on with a cycle of about 4 months. The nice thing is that, between cycles, I forget about the new things I learned in the last cycle, but my fingers don't. So I pick up the guitar and play things I wasn't expecting to be able to play. Note that this does not make me a good player, it just makes me feel good.

Hopefully, noodling with the fretboard will not cut into my keyboard time too much. Like it did last time.


Element 110 has recently been named Darmstatium and given the symbol "Ds". Ds has a half-life of 270 microseconds. Hopefully the jokes will be as short-lived.


One of these days, I'm going to hijack GStreamer HEAD and do a 0.7.1 release, since nobody else has. thomasvs is away for the weekend, so now would be a good time.

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