Back from Cannes. It was a great week, in the sun, and in the dark rooms. We had a nice Saturday evening with teuf, who I'd like to thank again for hosting us on the way to Cannes from Marseille.
The rest of the week was a mix of films in the little cinemas around town, showing the films on the edge of the Festival, shopping, beaches, and nice french restaurants (I greatly advise the Brouette de Grand-mere). I managed to catch the FA Cup final, in the (proper!) irish pub Morrisson's, and we also went to St-Honorat. Really nice place to chill, and have a picnic in the Sun. Damn shame that the batteries of my newly bought digital camera chose the exact time we arrived on the island to die... And the monks don't seem to sell batteries.
Watched l'Apres-midi de M. Andesmas, Hiroshima mon amour, Dona Flor and her 2 husbands (The must-see, it's available on DVD), Soy Cuba ("I am Cuba"... Did our corporate see that film? :), Les aventures extraordinaires de Michel Strogoff (Sniff, my childhood watching Albator...), Somersault, Noite Escura (which isn't even showing in IMDB!), Innocence (Ghost In the Shell 2! Rawk!), and Life and Death Of Peter Sellers. In addition to that, I saw Sur mes levres and les Valseuses. Quite unfortunately, I'll have to go with the normal crowds to see Faranheit 9/11, Shrek 2 and the Battle of Algiers...
Update: I completely forgot about the GNOME stuff... Level on the modules side, as I took over nautilus-cd-burner (mehehe) from Alex, and got released from any "I am not the maintainer, dammit"-hacking on libgtop. All your CD/DVD drives are belong to me.
I got myself a promotion, I'm now officially a Software Engineer, and hopefully doing more code than anything else. I'm gonna fix myself some bugs.
My dad is quite the philatelist, and I managed to find some SF-mounts on a UK website. Don't worry, I only know what SF-mounts are because my Dad showed them to me ;)
GmDNS release soon. It passes all the robustness tests. I'm working out some uses, and I'll probably do the release as soon as I've been able to test the thing in "Real Life".
After my Mum told me that even she had one, I got myself a cheap digital camera (cheap by digital cameras' standards...), a Fuji A210. Works out of the box on Fedora, it's light, the pictures are good, only thing is that the cradle is expensive (cradle + batteries + 128 xD card + a camera bag= ~ £120, that's the price of the camera itself, damn them accessories).
My housemate spent the whole day on Orkut, which sums up the reason why I'm (still) refusing invitations.
Watched Final Destination 2.
Update: not so grim, and not so gross, gmdns passes 2 of 5 robustness tests, after a bit of hacking. The rest might pass, it's just not tested :)
As RossBurton is mentioning that Michael Moore's latest film has been banned from release but showing in Cannes, I was finishing off laying out my plans for this great film festival. So I'll be going there with Danielle to live it up, gatecrash a few parties, and see a whol'lotta films. It's going to kick arse.
Played a good bunch with gmdns. I committed a bunch of patches to the current CVS. Still trying to get a(nother) Linux-based mDNS implementation running, jmdns didn't run fuck all (that's Java for you), and mono barfing out trying to compile mDnsResponder.net. At least our good ol' C version works ;)
Committed my Musicbrainz patch to xine-lib. Now, I just need to hack the use of Musicbrainz in Totem. That will fix the hangs/long delays when playing back a CD for the first time, and allow us to use the same database as Sound-juicer for titles and all. Hopefully RossBurton will accept my patches to save/modify the database on-disk, rather than always relying on the network.
Didn't know I was on Fedora People. I'm a Fedora contributor now? I didn't know about that either ;)
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