Older blog entries for ib (starting at number 3)

RubyConf

Despite my aversion towards Paypal and its practices, I tried to pay my bucks for RubyConf and be done with it. Looks like I am banned from using it, but other than "we can't tell you why, but there's some block in the system" no information from Paypal itself. I guess it has something to do with me "slandering" them at SecCon last year...

Code

Rodent comes alon nicely. rodent.pl now supports scanning for certifications, recentlog entries from people on a watch list, some standalone webserver functionality (coutesy of webrick) and the usual stuff.

Life

Is good.

Car

Will be back on Friday. Against my hopes, it's not totaled, so I'll have to drive it a few more years :)

19 Oct 2002 (updated 20 Oct 2002 at 01:11 UTC) »
Life

Yesterday night, while Jill and I were moving boxes from the old to our new house, a guy on a bike rode spast, came to a screeching halt and started eyeing our garage, the house and us. Later we saw him again, some blocks down, surrounded by cop-cars and cops. Guess we won't get broken in tonight :)

Code

First stab at rodent, an Advogato-XMLRPC method for Ruby.

  1: #!/usr/bin/env ruby
  2:
  3: require 'rodent'
  4:
  5: advog = Advogato.new
  6:
  7: advog.connect
  8: advog.my_uname = "ib"
  9:
 10: entries = advog.get_my_numentries.to_i
 11:
 12: 0.upto(entries-1) do | number |
 13:   entry = advog.get_my_entry(number)
 14:   printf( "\n-------------------[ entry #%i ] -----------------\n", number+1)
 15:   printf("%s\n\n", entry)
 16: end

Bill has posted an extensive and pretty informative list of things, Ruby newbies should know.

Why the f****, does that guy certify himself as master? Well, I don't really think I am one, but others seem to, and since I switched my account from jLoki to ib, I might as well carry that over.

I know, it's XAB to do this, but jLoki is some period in my past, I'd rather not deal with any more than I have to, and since I use ib everywhere but here, I decided to switch.

New Advogato Features

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.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!