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Street View: Always interesting

Today, I took a drive through the KTA toll booth without paying a toll.

driving up to the KTA booth outside of lawrence

o hai! $1.10 plz kthxbai

Syndicated 2008-11-21 03:23:22 from ian weller » Advogato

New website design

So I made myself a new website design. It’s live on ianweller.org.

It’s based off of the 960 Grid System. I’m going to start distributing the WordPress theme after I clean up the code (a lot).

Comments appreciated.

Syndicated 2008-10-20 03:22:47 from ian weller » Advogato

This is how marketing is done

Note the tags. :P

By the way, the 2008 Creative Commons fundraising campaign is going on now. Go support a great cause, and tell others to do the same.

On a completely unrelated note, my colleague and I received first place at a debate tournament Tuesday night.

Syndicated 2008-10-15 23:34:53 from ian weller » Advogato

fedora-business-cards 0.2

I’ve released fedora-business-cards, the Fedora business card generator (aptly named, eh?) as version 0.2.

Tarball - Specfile and SRPM - git repository

This is a prerelease version; I don’t make any guarantees of its usability, functionality, or awesomeness. There are two known bugs: I haven’t written any new documentation, and letters with accent marks (such as “Máirín Duffy”) don’t show up properly in the MgOpen Moderna font. Both are being worked on.

I don’t plan to put it in Fedora until I get a tangible release, possibly with a graphical frontend (not highly necessary, though). Running

fedora-business-cards --help

after installing should help you get started; the CLI interface is pretty straightforward.

And yeah, you need a FAS account to create these.

Syndicated 2008-10-07 00:22:34 from ian weller » Advogato

The new US penny

Damn. Now I’m not going to be able to tell them apart from the rest of my coinage. >:(

(via East Bay Business Times)

Syndicated 2008-09-23 17:08:52 from ian weller » Advogato

Status report and a request for help

School is taking over my life, again. There’s one catch though — I’m actually enjoying this year. (whoa!)

My English teacher doesn’t suck. In fact, she’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, and it’s her first year of teaching.

So, with the increase of schooliness, a decrease in Fedoraness obviously goes down. Here’s my current list of works-in-progress, and if anyone wants to grab one of these and help me out immensely, that would be awesome.

  • Fixing pages on the wiki that really need it. I often don’t have the time to fix some pages that need major fixing, so I shove {{needs love}} on ‘em, and they go in Category:Pages that need love. What I really need is a lot of someones to take a page in, give it some love and whatever it needs to succeed, and remove the {{needs love}} tag.
  • fuse-mediawiki continuing development. The current HEAD of the fuse-mediawiki git repo is broken when opening pages and I can’t figure out why. In addition, I have a few more things considered as “planned features”:
    • shell scripts that act as special pages that come with the filesystem
    • ability to fetch media files (Image:) and category listings
    • lots and lots of bug testing with different wikis
    • possible usage of an external mediawiki API, or writing of our own

    Send me patches, I’ll give ya push access if I like ‘em. Remember that fuse-mediawiki is the potential future of bots for the Fedora Project wiki, and will also allow people to escape the <textarea>, so it’s a good thing for Fedora and the entire MediaWiki community.

  • I’m requesting someone with lots of Python knowledge and an interest in gwibber to be a comaintainer and help make the package stable enough for updates — someone who can work with the upstream developer (an awesome guy, by the way) to help get things working. Inquire within.

So, if you feel like giving a little bit more to the Fedora community, this is a great way to do it — by helping a high school student feel more secure because things are taken care of. Let me know if you’re interested in any of these.

Syndicated 2008-09-05 03:53:25 from ian weller » Advogato

Today’s priorities

  1. Finish packaging LordsAWar! and submit for review.
  2. Package the Python bindings for webkitui so that the latest Gwibber can be packaged.
  3. Commence work on ianweller.org 2.0.

I’m still immensely tired, and recently I’ve been watching the Democratic National Convention, although it’s not really interesting me that much since they’re all still saying the same thing they’ve said for the past two weeks.

Syndicated 2008-08-26 20:41:26 from ian weller » Advogato

How to umount when the device is busy

Donncha O Caoimh brings us a way to unmount a device when it’s busy. I wish I had this long ago.

Syndicated 2008-08-24 01:40:00 from ian weller » Advogato

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