17 Mar 2003 gman   » (Master)

The GU4DEC planning is going quite well now. We seem to have had a good influx of pretty exciting papers and I've extended the deadlines for those struggling to get papers in on time. The sponsorship front isn't going as well. I think I sent about 12 emails last week and haven't heard replies from any of them.

By far the highlight of my week was coming home from the pub and deciding to ask Scott to speak at GU4DEC. I'm not terribly optimistic but I figured it was worth 5 minutes to ask. I'm still a little uncertain where we stand w.r.t. keynote speakers - we really need to get these sorted so that we can hype the conference a little bit more.

I even got a small amount of time to hack on Battfink this week, and released a 0.2 version - still waiting for someone to implement the ACPI support. I'd rather not do it blindly because if it's anything like APM, it's full of funnisms.

Still haven't had any time to work on cronicle, the schedule tasks UI, although I have some pretty firm ideas of what it should do and how it should act - I don't think anything more than a UI wrapper around crontab is a terribly good idea.

Pretty excited by the prospects of GNOME 2.4 discussion. We seem to have a heap of new and exciting modules that we could include. I'm really happy to see the desktop getting more featureful and integrated.

More juggling to do over the next week or so, but at least I feel like I'm juggling the same things and not chainsaws, elephants and potted plants.

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