10 Feb 2004 elanthis   » (Journeyer)

Que?

So, the contract job I just started entails cleaning up, fixing, and finishing a web site developed by someone else who bailed on the job. The former coder was definitely not raised with English as his native language, and chose to use his native tongue (whatever the hell it is) in his code. This makes things rather interesting. :)

Further, this guy really has no business writing web sites, because the code is massively brain-damaged, horribly constructed, and full of grievous security holes. The fact that tons of finished, supposedly professionally developed sites exact which were made by incompetents like this quite depresses and infuriates me.

Jeff

While I may not much have enjoyed the recent release name I, and many many others, recognize what an incredible asset jdub is to GNOME. Some people are going to be idiots and needlessly rude, and they will be the loudest, while the ones who appreciate your contributions are likely to be silent, but that doesn't mean we don't exist.

Rock on and "pants off," dude. Just, you know, make sure you keep the testicles covered. :P

OS X Mail

Real threading would be nice. The "group messages in a thread" behaviour isn't very useful; at least, not with the kinds of depth in threads you get working on development lists.

I tried Thunderbird, but it tended to not handle my huge-ass mail folders well. At least, it spent some 40 minutes waiting for the GNOME and FreeDesktop folders to open before I gave up and quit the app. OS X Mail at least opened those within a few minutes on first launch. (Maybe because it didn't try to intelligently thread them, eh?) Heck, tho, Evolution can pull those folders over a 128kbps cable out line and display them with 5 minutes, so it is just something less than ideal in Thunderbird. I didn't try a snapshot, just the last stable release, so the problem may be fixed. For now I'll just stick with OS X Mail.

UofM

So I started my UofM application. Less than a month before the deadline. Ah heh. Silly me.

I need to get about to finishing it. Maybe at work tomorrow. Altho I don't have much free time at work with the new project...

Also have an exam to study for on Wednesday. Calculus II. I've been a lazy wretch and haven't done any of the homework, so while I have all the concepts down, I haven't quite memorized all the various new derivative rules and all that. And I've managed to forget all the bits from Calculus I. Guess I'll be busy tomorrow evening studying...

Wireless

Gods this is nice. I've been sitting in the family room all evening long (save for a little bit while I was practicing my bass). iBook on my lap, Internet connection, talking on iChat, and this battery life is just unreal. I almost feel bad I've spent as much money as I have over the years on my desktop machine; it feels so out-moded and undesirable now. ;-)

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