Also went to see Age/Sex/Location at the Riverside Studios. A very interesting play, with plenty of food for thought be it for the geek (who had to explain that there was really a place like The Base, although I don't think that a guy called Gus is running it), and for the non-geek (aka normal) person who found a lot of interesting social and behavioural interactions being displayed. Shame that Streetmonk.com was already taken, I'd have bought it.
Update: I'm shit, I missed the Abstracts deadline for GVADEC twice.
Spent a really good time in France: Champagne, foie gras, wine, chateaux, and the romance (and find yourself talking like Pepe the Pew).
Fixed a bunch of bugs in Totem, and started removing cruft in it, like the automatic DLL downloader, that never seemed to be able to download any useful DLLs when needed, or the included password dialog that we now get in libgnomeui (with keyring support as well!).
More fixes and cruft removal soon, as I rid this program of the old GtkFileSelection dialogs.
Watched Big Fish, a great fairy tale that doesn't smell of Disney.
Plenty of nice lively parties, as Patrick came over from Germany, plenty of quiet evenings to recover from the parties.
New Totem out with a bazillion bug fixes.
I need to finish sorting out my CDs for the trip to France (nope, the car isn't fitted with an mp3 player).
I finally committed another patch to nautilus-cd-burner. Somebody would have to make the days much bloody longer if theu expect me to change the course of human history, because I can't seem to even keep up with the life of a mortal nobody (which I'm pretty happy about, so far, long before I have a mid-life "I didn't achieve anything" crisis).
If you're into good tracks, and DJ'ing in general, check out my mate Paul's website, the DJ Source. If you dwelve a bit into the forums, you'll find good mixes to download. And if you haven't got a good excuse like mine for Valentine's, bring your missus down for a bit of a gig in London, should be some wicked tunes going on.
Evo 1.5 so far rocks my boat (where's the config panel for the stuff you mark as "Junk" though), and FC2 is shaping up nicely. Bo!
Watched Jamon Jamon. Spanish isn't so complicated to understand, although the vocabulary was certainly limited in that film ;)
The Dark place was a cracker, with such quotes as "The episodes were usually running up to 8 minutes short, so we had to make use of a lot of slow-motion", and "If you're looking at the strings in a Punch and Judy show, you're a freak".
Finished off some nautilus-cd-burner fixes. Only a couple more things to fix to be clean.
Please don't invite me to the damn Orkut thing. I appreciate being invited, but this kind of stuff isn't for me.
More and more real work. I can't seem to keep up with GNOME these days. A hack here, a hack there, and I can't stay for long in front of the computer after a long day at work.
So I watched Runaway Jury with some good cheese and a glass (more like three actually) of wine. Dealing with lack of administrativia about the house is hell (That's what I'm telling you, the last of the 3 people listed on the coucil tax moved out a year ago).
I merged in my experimental HAL for CD detection code and the nautilus-cd-burner cleanups, which finally removes the half-baked audio support and fixes DVD burning. Audio burning should come back in Rhythmbox and possibly a stand-alone application as well.
Update: watched a Life Less Ordinary. I nearly forgot that Danny Boyle is just that good.
For a couple of days, I've had the name of "Broomes Close" in my head. I don't have any ideas where it's coming from, it's not even something that exists close to here. I found a Brooms Close in North Yorkshire (in Bedale), and a Broom Close in Nottinghamshire. Maybe it's that passive thinking when I went up North. Bit weird anyway.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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