29 Nov 2000 gstein   » (Master)

Been spending the past week hacking a ton of Apache and SVN code. The Apache stuff is mostly DAV infrastructure, cleaning, revising, etc. Also been working on APR stuff and (just tonite) the SDBM support in Apache. Oh, and I introduced some new DBM cover functions for Apache use, then spun mod_dav_fs to use those rather than hard-coding for SDBM. Basically, this means that a simple ./configure switch allows mod_dav to use GDBM now. (mod_dav 1.0 has a #define you can change, but no autoconf support; Apache 2.0 tossed that #define and just waited for these covers; well... they're done now).

Been watching various movies... Gladiator, M-I 2, and some crappy late night movies. Actually, the first two were rather mediocre, too. Gladiator had great scenery, character development, etc, but the plot line was just a bit too obvious and the movie seemd a bit too long (although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt since character dev was very important, and that simply takes time). M-I 2 was eye candy, but the whole romance thing was rather bogus. Like they're trying to turn Ethan in some 007 playboy or whatever. Sorry... just won't work.

Last weekend, O'co and I grabbed some new Playstation games and hung out for a while playing them. It'll be kickass to get a PS2... the graphics will be so much better. Of course, they simply don't exist right now, for all intents and purposes. I'm just going to wait until after xmas to get one, when the demand eases up relative to the supply. I doubt there will be any "after xmas specials" on the bad boys, but I can hope.

Spent the weekend working on an xmas list web app. The family can now enter their wish list online, and everybody can see it, mark the items off, etc. It even filters on families; I can be part of my family and Anni's family, but not worry about seeing my brother-in-law's family. It's pretty neat. I've been thinking about putting the stuff over on SourceForge as a "gift exchange" app. Hell, it is basically a neat gift registry.

Thanksgiving was kickass. Some friends were in town, and we all got together and filled ourselves till we nearly popped. What an insane ritual :-). Of course, drinking all of that wine was a definite bonus.

I gotta say that satellite TV just rules sometimes. Normally, I have a big conflict at 9pm between Angel and Dark Angel (heh; coincidence?). But wait! Angel comes on the WB, of which I have three channels from across the US. I get Angel at 6pm, 7pm, and 9pm. So... I watch Angel at 7pm, Buffy at 8pm, then Dark Angel at 9pm. It works out quite well!

And yah... it just has to be said: Jessica Alba is definitely hot. Of course, I still carry my official "Salma Hayek Groupie" badge, but Alba makes for a more interesting TV series. :-)

Speaking of sexism ;-) ... has anybody ever wondered why all the women on TV always where clingy tops? Seriously. Ever see an episode of Friends where the women don't have tight tops on? Pick a show, and take a look. Well, okay... maybe not all shows. But hell... I was noticing it on X-Files on Sunday. Even Sculley was where a tight top. Sure, a jacket over that for half the episode, but my point is... I believe the costuming department for these shows specifically provide clothes to (effectively) put the women on display.

Tomorrow will be kind of busy. Got the painter here, gonna have a nice meal at home with the woman. Gotta take the car for a smog check and then get plates for it. etc etc. Thursday, Anni takes off for a trip to Seattle for five days. Bummer, but that does mean that I'll be a little coding junkie for the weekend. Still have a ways to go on SVN to hit the Dec7 milestone...

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