Note to pfj, your welcome. I've used many of the projects that you've worked on and you deserve (in my mind) a Journeyer certification.
Been getting more stuff together for the US Army Best Ranger Competition website.
I have been ill for the past month (since April 1) and am tremendously annoyed by this fact. I've taken antibiotics and missed going to the Mozilla Party, which I had been looking forward to for a while.
Now it looks like I might miss a work trip to Georgia. My main complaint is that I've been feeling a little confined in Reno, and a couple of days somewhere else would improve my outlook greatly.
Because of this illness I've been at work off and on. It feels like this whole month I've been in a kind of dream world. God this sucks.
Sorry for the negativity.
Saw the movie "Final Destination" this week. My vote Creepy and Suspenseful, but in the end it was pretty much a formula horror type film, with occasional hokey parts.
I found the tutorial he gave at The Bazaar last year and tried it out. That guy makes art so accessible to people like me. That is so great! So I embellished and experimented with the base design that he overviewed. I added a tree using the IFS tool, and a cloudy moon with a little blurring and the map object plugin (image.)
Man I've forgotten how much fun the gimp can be.
So I think we've made our decision in the PHP vs. Mason war. Mason seems to have won. It actually makes more sense for us since we are already a perl shop. We don't need to make our programmers learn another language. Also, by using perl, we can integrate existing code easier.
A guy here at work gave me a Roland TR-505 drum machine. It's way cool, especially now that I've had time to figure out how the thing works. I just got to figure out how to make Linux play the thing "right". I think this involves learning a bit more on how MIDI works. Downloaded Rosegarden to see what it could do. Found a score from a quartet piece I wrote about 4 years ago now, and started to input it by hand. I wish there was an Open Source Music OCR tool. I could really use that right now (hint hint advogatans).
I saw someone else here use this type of format, and today it seemed like a good format to use.
Having swaying opinions on PHP.
Sometime I go "Hey, PHP is cool you can do this, this, and this with it"
Then I keep thinking that it's perl and try some perlism with it and have to think of the PHP'ism to make it work. Grrrrr. My major question now is why didn't they come up with a better embedded perl solution when they came up with PHP.
So here's my major PHP gripe list:
It may seem that I'm being hard on PHP, but I really do like certain aspects of it. Right now I'm going back and forth between PHP and Mason. And there are things I like from both (Mason is perl based, but has ugly variable passing IMO.)
I guess you can't please everyone all the time.
Looks like I may be getting a house soon... too cool!
Most of my work lately has been setting up the system monitoring software at work. We're huge fans of Big Brother which I highly recommend to anyone that needs to monitor a lot of machines/virtual domains.
Also got the new version of Gnucash, and spent a few hours entering the last year into my machine. My only complaint is that it doesn't write/read some xml based format, which would make it infinitely cooler.
Downloaded a copy of SCARSE after reading a diary entry by Xach here on Advogato. Now all I have to do is get the color calibration sheet from Kodak. Unfortunately it's an item you cannot order online, which means I have to speak to a real person. I hate that.
Hmmm... looking at older diary entries there are some things I think I need to get back to....
Wow ... I feel so lazy. I haven't put anything on this diary page for a real long time...
I think I'm getting back into ellipsis mode ... again.
Last night worked on a keyboard widget with the canvas, for a touch screen application I'm writing. It's pretty neat, and scarily simple so far.
A couple weeks ago I got up really early (for me) and watched them take down the old Mapes Hotel Casino, here in Reno.
Saw Man on the Moon. Good Movie.
Trying to make cvs on sourceforge work right. It seems either ssh or something is using the wrong user name. :(
Had a minor bit of insight and killed a couple more quicklist bugs.
Got the current "major" problem at work working.
Now I must get on my bike and ride a couple of miles in the 24 degree (farenheit) weather to a staff meeting.
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