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Lots happens, but not much free code.

Moved to another town, lost my love.

Life goes on.

3 Jun 2001 (updated 3 Jun 2001 at 07:45 UTC) »
ORBS is shutdown. Guess it got too popular for Big Business to bare.
Read more here and here.
ORBS will be lost by us and many other postmaster since use it's services was very effective to lessen the amount of spam entering our MTAs. Now we have one back to the more conservative and less efficient MAPS RSS.
I submitted to slashdot, but these days of corporate control /. only seems interested in toys and SF-like dreams.
Bought a BMW 525 Xi Touring, not new but new enough.
Picking it up on friday. My old Pickup will NOT be missed :-)
12 May 2001 (updated 12 May 2001 at 17:50 UTC) »

About to move later this summer, leaving Kiruna for Luleå. Feels pretty OK and it is only 350 km between the towns so I could be "home" in 3 hours.

Sweden just lost to Czeck republic in the icehockey world championships. It was still 2-2 after 10 minutes of sudden death, so it was decided by penalty shots. This means Czecklands vs Finland in the final, because Finland shouldn't have any trouble beating USA.

This is posted with Galeon (CVS-version) with Mozilla 0.9-engine. Still a little bit slower then Netscape 4.77 but it is getting there. One of my internet banks still does not work with Galeon, so I might not switch yet.

Uploaded another IMPearl snapshot. Now messages are encrypted, a good base for experimenting. Check it out.

Car trouble!
Still it something mysterious happening in the electrical system and the motor does NOT run smoothly until it is warm.
Unreliability in the car situation and my friend being away from town (with her dauther and car) kept me in town these past sunny days. :-(

Car trouble,
have had some strange electical problems
and yesterday the battery finally kicked it.
Trouble was I could not get to a petrol station
to buy a new one because I had no battery. :-(

So I got stuck in town instead of going to my cottage. Skiing in the forest beats a walk around town, specially on sunny days. Will give a new try today. Really needs to get to the cottage and my sauna, my body starts itching due to lack of sauna for almost a week.

Hacked some more on impearl it's taking shape. Going to restructure some thing and release a 0.0.2-version.

I hate designing GUIs. I could use some help in this area. So if you are fluent in Gtk-Perl and like to help out send me (goran at kirra dot net) a note.


Started writing a new IM system
I tried out jabber, first I was excited but after a while I became a bit annoyed at the complexity.

I want

  • simplicity
  • security
  • openess
  • no XML
  • GnuPG/PGP message encryption
  • simplest possible protocol (UDP)
  • interface to any good tool already existing (no NIH outside core protocol/service)
Currently I write a proof of concept in perl. I call it impearl

Feel free to comment/flame me :-) Will write an article in which I develop my ideas some day when the sun does shine like today. The skis are waiting.


17 Mar 2001 (updated 17 Mar 2001 at 15:35 UTC) »

Slow saturday, weather is very nice, but I feel too tired, so I have been inside most of the day, what a waste.

Read a python tuturial. Nice language, but perhaps I'm to much old sysadm to think of using python instead of perl for my daily tasks.
The root of the languages (perl from linguistics and python from CS) shines through. In my world of quick-hacks, ease of expression is more important than syntactical purity.

Time flies, march is around the corner.

Car crash

One of my car was destroyed in an traffic incident, not my fault, no injuries on any person. The insurance company of the other driver bought my car since it was cheaper for them then the repairs would have been.

Have to hunt for a new car, since I don't want to drive my old Nissan pickup all the time.

Slowly getting back to normal after being on the road for 17 weeks. Many things to sort out, still.
Some new ideas, but not enough time yet, we will see.
13 Jan 2001 (updated 13 Jan 2001 at 15:12 UTC) »

Holidays are over.

Have been working a week at homebase and a week in Göteborg. During the break I came to realise being irritated at the work situation only hurts the relations I hold dearest more than the actual "being away". Relating to a whining jerk during weekends is nothing to look forward to, so I am trying to change my ways.

Have also started fullfilling my new-years-resolutions:

  • start brushing up my spanish
  • start smoking (a little)
a bit strange if you don't know it is preparations for a trip to Cuba I will make sometime (hopefully) during this year.
Finally Telia did deliver, 2 month after promised date.
Anyway, works like charm with my old GNU/Debian/Linux machine.
Still deported to Göteborg every sunday evening to friday night.
No life, no love, no personal projects.
Starting to hate it.
Well, three weeks left, hopefully no irreparable damage done.

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