This Gmail thingy is getting boring...
This is getting too repetitive:
Why are people raving mad about getting a GMail account? Some might say "gee, I'm a chosen one"... yeah, you were chosen to be a beta tester of a product so Google receives your feedback for free and you're even grateful about that!?
And yes, I have a GMail account, got one some weeks ago. Yes, it has a really neat interface that surpases almost every other webmail service and seems to work reasonably well (its spam filter looks nice).
Aside from that, Google is just another corporation that offers a product, nothing else. They simply want to earn money, it's their raison d'etre, nothing wrong about that. It's simply the fact that some people forget that and think they're nothing without a (INSERT PRODUCT HERE) what disturbs me.
Looking for a Ruby IDE
I'm developing (yet) another project in Ruby and got tired of using Vim
I know it is still a somewhat unknown language and younger than other ones, however there are two promising IDEs:
Being based on Eclipse is its most valued feature, to my taste (and the only remarkable one :P), since you can combine it with other plugins, such as Eclipse SVN plugin (instead of CVS)
I recently tried CDT (C/C++ Development Tool) and found it quite nice. Eclipse is getting better and better, and it is looking as a very interesting platform for building an all-language framework
Initiation (as if this was some kind of secret order)
Pheeeew! My very first entry! Never liked blogs too much, in fact I don't know why I'm writing this, maybe this is a result of feeling very bored right now :P
I'm reading Madrid en guerra, by J.M. Figueres. It's a nice book about the battle of Madrid during Spanish civil war. A very interesting point of view, since it collects several articles by journalists from both sides.
Today I've been hacking Dansguardian AV Plugin and made it pluggable, that is, now anti-virus engines are chosen at runtime (dlopen stuff from C++ et al) and allow much more flexibility. Don't know if they will accept my patch, but gave me the opportunity to remember my C++ knowledge, has been a long time since last time I wrote C++ code in a serious manner.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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