Older blog entries for herzi (starting at number 5)

Real Life

Had a lot of alcohol yesterday, have been up until 3 AM. Slept until 10 and went shipping. Going to see Shrek 2 tonight.

GNOME & criawips

Not much, except the fact that criawips now uses GNOME CVS. Thanks menthos, you'll get at least one beer for that in Stuttgart.

University & work

Decided to stay at home today, not much jobbing, nothing done for university, hope I'll be more productive tomorrow.

Work & University

Hey, been to work the first time for almost 3 weeks now. Now it's back to JSP and Java coding (I think I will miss the C/C++ Linux development).

Have been happy that I hadn't attended our company's party yesterday, our graphic guys were just doing lots of useless editing of photos just to enjoy us developers and testers.

I still need to to lots hacking for our university project. Hopefully I will find time this weekend (I guess it would be better for me if I didn't hack on criawips too long).

GNOME & Criawips

Didn't have much time today to work on these areas, finally I got registered for the aKademy (KDE conference 2004 nearby Stuttgart) today.

Real Life

Slept very long, missed the C# and .NET intruduction at the university; wento to work, went home, planning to spend a nice evening in the bar of our students dormitory.


Have been visiting GUADEC this week and Linuxtag before.

Linuxtag has been a very good experience this year. We got well supported by HP and I met lots of interesting people.

GVADEC was great too. It seems to be a bit more chaotic than last year, and I felt like there were less technical talks than last year, but these facts just pushed me into the hackers room where I could resume my work on Criawips.

Todo: Still need to register a GNOME booth for the LWE this October.


Well, had a good hacking week. The application is well progressing and I'm currently working on displaying slides within a main window.

Todo: Need to find someone to buy www.criawips.org and someone to get that page hosted as well as a third one to design a web site and application icon and a fouth one to build up a website. Volunteers?

Real Life

Wow, real life can be so relaxing. When I reached $HOME Thursday around 11:15 PM I watched the rest of the semi finals, prepared some pizza, ate some and went to the Knype (which is the pary room of our students dormitory) to have some beer and chat with non-geeky people.

Just finished relreasing criawips 0.0.2. It's quite usable now. Has three GNOME related talks at GNU/Linux Infotage Wilhelmshaven, there were just a few people visiting this event, but we had a lot of great feedback at the GNOME booth.

2 Mar 2004 (updated 2 Mar 2004 at 06:30 UTC) »


Release a first preview version of criawips after a night of hacking. Criawips is now a cute slide viewer that basically supports stretched background images and text in front of it.

Sadly, I haven't been able to create more than my private test file. But as I'm going to use criawips this weekend in Wilhelmshaven for 3 GNOME related talk, there going to be some examples in the next version, ask me directly (per mail) for a sample if you're interested.


Though I met David Malcom on GUADEC last year I just tested conglomerate to write a docbook file and I was really amazed. Really cool piece of software for text editing.


Had some stress this night (I was only hacking), but I really need the app to get off until the weekend for the GNOME presentations mentioned above. The weekend's promising to become a lot of fun, meeting lots of new Free Software folks, getting closer to Debian people (I still need one Debian dev to sign my gpg key...), presenting GNOME, talking to the KDE guys in front of us, (cool stuff, so much info and still no beer), and -- of course -- beeeeer. I still don't know how to fix up a slide viewer, write 3 presentations AND set up a routing machine for the weekend, but I think I'm going to figure out...


Used gicmo's script to create Planet GNOME Deutschland. Are planning to integrate it into the gnome-de site framework to get into a regular page and to add a small planet tracker sidebar to the side layout.

Working on a little slide show application to be used on GNOME events this year; I'm often having two machines there and using the slide show application there shouldn't be any GNOME machine idling in the public.


Lots of hacking this night, so slept in the morning and went to work. When coming back ate pizza and went to the Knype (Dart playing etc.)

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