I start school this coming monday at University of Washington. I haven't been in school for a while now, so I guess i'm a little concerned. My first semester is going to be pretty easy though. I only have two classes, a digital vlsi design course and a digital system design course. Pretty light load for a grad student, but thats ok, I just moved to seattle and would like to get to know people and the city instead of just burrying my face in text books.
Saw ted leo yesterday at the graceland. He played solo though not acoustic. Anyway it was pretty fun, and of course he played "Timorous Me" which made me happy :) The kills are playing friday and that should be a good show too.
I spent my precious time today building gnome from cvs. Why I did this i'm not sure... Well at least for the most part it now works. Notable exceptions are evolution (which I can live without), storage (just a toy at this time anyway) and gaim (the lack of gaim does kind suck.). Anyway I think this link summarizes the day well.
For those that are too lazy to click the link: "If we truly understand that the internet is shit then maybe we'll go back to looking elsewhere to check our information instead of just Google...If we remember that the medium isn't the message then maybe we'll stop aimlessly surfing for something amusing when we could actually be doing something fun."
Moving and more specifically packing really depresses me. It really makes you realize how much crap you buy that you end up just throwing away. :/ Maybe I'm just a hippie with short hair but I find the act of throwing stuff away really upsetting. Well at least paper can be recycled.
Coolest Free Software Project Goes To...
"Storage is an exciting project to replace the traditional filesystem with a new document store. Storage is part of a larger design for a new desktop environment, more details on that to come. The current implementation offers natural language access, network transparency, and a number of other features..."
Just got back from seattle. I'm moving there at the end of august and needed to find a place to live. I'm off to wisconsin tonite to see Radiohead. Woot...
Anyway the list of new features includes:
and why did this take me so much time?
Don't you love when you spend two hours searching for the source of a bug that ends up taking two lines to fix.
"Most code is absolute crap. GNOME, KDE, it's all mostly crap. Yet overall it generally works. If we just wrote beautiful code that is all theoretically correct and only uses nice well designed APIs, we wouldn't have shit...Unix APIs are utter shit...Same with X11. Let's produce free software desktops that work, rather then lots of beautiful code that will never be finished."
In attempt to deal with the monstrosity known as tabbed MDI, mozilla developers have now added a "Do you really want to close all these tabs" dialog, a variation on the horribly annoying "Do you really want to quit" dialog.
The solution to this problem is really not all that difficult. Instead of trying to deal with the data loss caused by allowing users to close a group of documents at once, simply only allow the user to close one tab at a time. Epiphany gets this right. The file menu close item only closes the current tab. If there is only one tab in a window, the window is closed. Now if I can only get them to implement the same behavior for the window border close button.
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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