5 Sep 2000 gtaylor   » (Master)

I was able to dedicate a full day to foomatic over the long weekend. This turned out well; the system now contains full execution data for the not-quite-released stp driver. I added some more flexibility to the logic for option constraints, and more or less finished up the web forms for entering data. I also split up the big form, since it kept making netscape consume 200MB of memory, at which point my box crashes.

I need a really good mailing list engine which I can drive directly from an existing Postgres database. It needs to handle bounces and generate "dead address" events so that I can expire people in sql. Ideally it would also solve the archival problem. The goal: people should be able to sign up for mailing lists related to each printer in the database. Developers could contact users, users could contact each other, and changes in the database could notify the people who care. This will, of course, amount to around 1000 mailing lists run on my workstation at home. It must be totally automated.

Someone bought an Epson Stylus 860 through an affiliate link; this marks the first dollar I've made explicitly through free software efforts. Hopefully this will happen often enough to provide me a cushion upon which to jump-start a free software consulting business. If not it ought to at least pay the network bills...

Went out on Saturday with the guys (plus Alli) to see the Tao of Steve. A pretty good movie; we ended up having one of those "why don't nice guys get dates" discussions afterwards.

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