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sed weirdness

Funny, sed interprets [A-Z] in two ways:

1. on my machines (Ubuntu Warty): [A-Z] == A to Z (only caps)

2. on some others (usually gentoo or lfs, but not all): [A-Z] == A to Z and b to z

Is there a different way to specify "caps" in sed?

One, Two, Three, Ubuntu...

As I finished my university project on Friday I don't need my machines in a very reliable status at this time. So I invited Julius yesterday to start a Ubuntu install session. It ended up with three machines being set up.

My installations needed lots of fine tuning afterwards, but I experienced that with every distribution yet.

Now I will continue hacking on criawips and increase its dependencies to GNOME 2.8 stuff as far as I might need some.

hadess: for me it's just the other way round: www.รข``--.org works for me, the other one doesn't

On the road again...

Wow, our project for the university has it's deadline today (in 13:30 hours) and it still doesn't do anything useful except displaying an absolutely ugly hex area. Lots of random blue and red hex areas some with white circles on them (I think we need lots of good talk about problems issues and SWT to explain why we took so long to produce absolutely nothing). I still hope that we might get the acknowledgement for this course.

Back on track...

Yippie, the mind is free of useless Java-related game development and I can focus on Criawips again. I still think it's possible to rewrite the whole rendering stuff (the DOM <-> GnomeCanvas code) until LWE in Frankfurt. Lars was so kind to create a new presentation design for me which inspired me for a whole feature set for a later version.

I think that (until Sunday evening) the SlideEditor of Criawips (as well as its SlideShow) are going to be able to diplay text as they did before my big code cleanup.

GNOME Security

I got an email from the CERT. I still wonder why they contacted me.

Jeff: take mine from planet.gnome-de.org

Wow, David and I finally got our asses up to start hacking seriously on our little game project for the university. Although today was mostly wasted by getting eclipse installed on shaun (my desktop barebone system) and getting Java 1.4 installed on gromit (Apple Powerbook) which was quite hard until I found Java 1.4 compiled for PPC by IBM (someone should tell them that "pSeries" is not very helpful for non IBM customers).


Today I started to check out why the criawips bug that strider found two days ago. I got at it, hunted it and killed that nasty bug (don't trust one line fixes, they tend to break whole applications).

Later I started to go on clearing my criawips 0.1.0 todo list. My next stop is much refactoring to get the handling of some internal classes more flexible and to reduce the code size by merging two classes. I think this can be done until the weekend (days are for university this week). I'd love to spend the weekend creating my rendering class which is supposed to be used by the SlideEditor (the nice working thing in the main window) and by the SlideShow (the fancy thing that needs to be fixed until LWE in Frankfurt for me to have my GNOME talk there); this one's also supposed to kill huge amounts of duplicated code and to reintroduce a working SlideShow.


Found mpd and gmpc today. I think I'll try to get GStreamer support for the daemon and then build up my home audio system from them.


A friend called me today and told me that an online shop had very cheap beamers offered (166 EUR instead of 1666 EUR). I just ordered one of them.


Skipped today's talks at the aKademy. Going to see the recorded streams of the interesting ones.


I went to my dealer today to get the PN15 54MBit Wireless Adapter for my Shuttle SN41G2 system. It was not available (which I expected) so I ordered it and bought the BenQ Mini Buddy (keyboard and mouse) to get a small laptop like keyboard for my desktop machine.

Then I asked for the cost of the parallel port adapter from Shuttle but I thought it was too expensive. So I got the Sitecom USB to Printer Adapter to check whether it works with my machine too.

I was very happy to see it almost working with the CUPS web interface, but it showed "usb://Unknown/" as the printer address although I selected "USB Printer #1". I remembered the gnome-cups-manager and decided to take a look at it. Imagine, gnome-cups-manager did work almost as easy as I could have imagined and I got the Ximian test page printed even more easily than ever. THANK YOU GUYS

Real Life

Seen Shrek 2 yesterday, was really enjoying the movie, especially the covered sound tracks "Lining la vida loca" (by the pussy in boots and the donkey) and "Hero" (from the good fairy).

GNOME & criawips

Well, got a bugzilla account for criawips today. This and the the appreance of criawips in the GNOME i18n status pages are pretty cool, as they show more clearly the affiliation of criawips and GNOME. (One step closer to world domination, yay)

University & work

Somebody tell me please why I still mention these?

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