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Watched Eternal Sunshine, and had dinner at Wagamama's (for the first time since we went last year in Dublin). Plenty of memories ;)

Following hub's lead, I got tmdns up and running. After a lot of teeth-grinding, it happens so that the mdk-provided patch I blindly applied broke the local resolves. That'll teach me. So getting from my Linux desktop machine to my laptop and vice-versa via .local names works fine.

Getting service discovery working is another pickle. I could discover services I created myself, see outside services, but Safari just refused to connect to the services I created.
Half-an-hour later
I managed to create an HTTP service and my local machine shows up nicely in Safari, and I can load the page (the half-way there syndrom). Bags'o'tricks. Need to get yakk to review my small patch. Hopefully that'll get him going again.

30 Apr 2004 (updated 30 Apr 2004 at 12:40 UTC) »

The number of "I am" copycats is growing rapidly. Just few examples for you.

mathieu: everything related to link status should be in /proc/net/wireless (if you have a decent driver).

Update: I forgot Fred in my copycat list. My apologies :)

29 Apr 2004 (updated 2 May 2004 at 17:18 UTC) »

Superbly jetlagged, and tired after coming back from the Red Hat Worldwide Conference. Playing football so much made my legs ache badly. More on that[1] later.

Plane films, only Mystic River.

[1]: The conference, not my legs.

23 Apr 2004 (updated 24 Apr 2004 at 00:09 UTC) »

OK, so I wasn't clear enough. We have 2 positions in the Red Hat UK offices, one for a German-speaking Level 3 Support Engineer, and the same position for a French-speaker. Drop your CVs in.

Heading off to sunny North Carolina tomorrow to say Hello to the rest of the people in the company. Still need to fixor the laptop though.

Update: took a look at Seahorse again. It's nice, but has a lot of rough spots. So, I filed bugs. And that's just with 5 minutes of use. I believe that some hackers working a couple of man-days on it could make Seahorse a good Encryption solution for the GNOME desktop.

The amusement of working late every day is wearing thin. If that doesn't bother you, we have a position in the Red Hat UK offices for a German Level 3 Support Engineer. So, if you're the bollocks (and not just bollocks, thank you), drop me your CVs.

I just had enough time off to catch the late showing of Kill Bill vol. 2. It was like watching mangas and Japanese series during my childhood, only there was more blood. Noice.

22 Apr 2004 (updated 22 Apr 2004 at 10:44 UTC) »
That bug was mighty annoying. One of our internal applications is so broken it can't keep the original filenames and you end up with a "foo.gz" file when it should be "foo.tar.gz", and file-roller would just give you a "foo" file, then you're required to drop to a shell, etc. Shame that the original filename information isn't available in bzip2 archives...

I also had the time (and the idea, thanks Olimar) to check Totem for RTL issue. Surprisingly, didn't have to change much, GTK+ did quite a lot by itself. In the end, it was a matter of moving the fullscreen popups to the right hand-side, and swap the icons for previous and next.

Watched Good bye, Lenin!. Some damn good film that one. The German Amelie, or something.

Update: The nice RTL screenie.

20 Apr 2004 (updated 20 Apr 2004 at 09:38 UTC) »

I can't believe the people at Odeon still haven't fixed their buggy website. It's not like people didn't tell them, I remember sending them many e-mails about it...

Update: Wicked, somebody designed a decent one!

19 Apr 2004 (updated 20 Apr 2004 at 00:25 UTC) »

Watched Battle Royale and Life of Brian. My housemate was amazed that I knew the words to "Always look on the bright side of life". Shouldn't have been singing, but did anyway.

With blizzard and cinamod's help, got the Mozilla plugin further. It now uses XEMBED, and spawns its child properly. It even plays back some stuff if you're not too picky.

Update: watched Happy, Texas. The start of the Mozilla plugin is in CVS.

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