17 Jul 2001 gleblanc   » (Journeyer)


I went over to the Velodrome on Wednesday, and it felt pretty good, although I was tired due to my forced week off. I do like biking out there, it's rather fun to race in circles, and deal with other people being on the track. I must build up my endurance though, as I'm getting tired at the end, and can't compete in the mock races. I got a new chain for my bike tonight, as well as some new gloves, and a new bottle of Tri-Flo. Great lube, that is. I'll replace the chain on Thursday, I suspect. Perhaps Friday, we'll see.


For the first time in ages, I managed to get my Evolution working to send mail at work. I'm really pleased, as reading things in Evo, then having to reply in Outlook was rather traumatic. As it turns out, it was a problem with my bonobo install, and nothing with gtkhtml. At least I have a new bonobo now... I'll try to get myself a new, working, nautilus tomorrow. I love GNOME.
We've been having some good conversations on the mailing lists about the direction that help is going for GNOME 2, although we need to be quick about this, since the API freeze is in just a couple of weeks. I hope others haven't waited as long as we have. BTW, don't let me comment on these things, I clearly have not a freaking clue about programming, and especially APIs. I thought I'd written a decent message, but it appears to have been crap. Ah, well, back to things I understand, I guess.
Work is getting down to actually hiring a person as the network technician. I want nothing to do with hiring people, nor even with evaluating their skills. I completely apathetic as to what happens there. This is a very bad thing. I should go mail out my resume soon.

running, sort of

I went to "participate" in the Ranier to Pacific relay this weekend. There are 11 runners on a team, and up until Friday, I thought I was one of the 11. As it turns out, I was a backup runner. Ah well, at least I got to hang out for the weekend, and go to the beach. Cool people, even if they were MD's. <grin /> I think I'll see about running in the relay for real next year. I'd love to do Hood to Coast again, but it's a bit different. H2C is about 1000 teams, and 2 days after registration opens, it's full. R2P is 100 teams, and I'm sure they could accomodate quite a few more. It's a bit ironic that r2p seems to end in a bigger town, which has more/better facilities for the end of a race than the h2c. Well, I'll write more about this one later, I think, but not just now.

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