Recent blog entries for gears

7 Sep 2006 (updated 7 Sep 2006 at 18:42 UTC) »

So long Advogato! I really enjoyed reading, even if I didn't post much. My stuff will probably be found here if I update it.

Long time no post. I was working under an IP waiver that prevented my contributing to Apache or GNOME. So now that it has expired, I've been posting random patches. We'll see how it goes.
I'm probably going to be very busy soon, as our first baby has a release date of June 8. Could be early, could be late. Only a 5% chance of shipping on release date. That sounds like software releases (although not the shipping early possibility).

Huh. I got certified. Imagine that. Despite being an Apache XML and bioinformatics commiter, I don't really know anyone on Advogato. The fact that I was certified on my word alone is somewhat disturbing in it's implications to the Advogato trust metric system's viability. I'd recommend others not certify me above Journeyer level unless you actually know me.

I learned python recently, and I'm quite impressed. I'm used to C/C++/Java being for "real" stuff, and my perl, VB, javascript being glue/toys/convenience tools. Python is quite viable for "real" applications.

XML Apache is cool.
Piper is cool.
Folding@home is cool.

I haven't actually contributed anything to the last one except processor time.

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