most of the time, i hate the idea of open source. im bitter because of all the bigots out there who think its the only way, that its so absolutly wonderful, that it will solve all our software problems (and world hunger!).
but today, i love it :)
i started researching gstreamer two days ago. yesterday i had ishamp mostly rewritten to use gstreamer rather than xmms plugins (bleh, now there is a real peice of shit), when i discovered that the only cd plugin, 'cdparanoia', ... didnt work to play audio.
i jumped on irc and asked, 'wtf' (but much more politely of course). no one had a real good answer except wtay, who mentioned he was thinking about a simple cd plugin that would use ioctl cdrom controls to play the cd in the drive directly, rather than reading the data and then putting it to /dev/dsp. however, he hadnt done any real work with it. i asked how such a plugin might be written, he mumbled something about no-pads and self iteration.
today, i got back on irc and told wtay that i had a plugin that did just that, and asked who should i speak to about getting in cvs?
so now ive got some code up in gstreamer cvs :)
honestly, i feel like a little kid at christmas or something. i write code, and i release it quietly on my website and stuff, and maybe someone will download it or something. maybe. but this, i know, will really be used. and is actually *useful*
of course, ive still got some features to add :)
and im getting ready to release ishamp 0.4, after using it solidly for about two weeks, i think ive got all the bugs and 'features' worked out. woohoo.
well, goodness gracious. bytesplit do you think i would say something i didnt know the meaning of? apologies if i concluded you might not be familiar with less than mainstream british slang. thanks for the pep talk though dude, i feel like a changed man. i should be nice to everyone and less abrasive, and try to accomplish everything with endless polite debate and reason, just like youve done. take care :)
if you dont start a few brushfires, how can you remove/destroy people/things you dont want? being polite? laughable.
BrandonTallent: how about "sensible c-based-language syntax" none of that applies to only PHP. furthermore, your 4 spaces rant is bullshit. read and learn from the master. furthermore, variable names should be descriptive. period. who cares what more you do. i use underscores, but i realize some people find the reach for that key to be a waste. functions, blah blah. arithmetic, blah blah. christ. im sorry. im just pissy and i think your diary was a waste of a large amount of space. why didnt you just tell people to go read the linux kernel coding guidelines or something.
lilo: to bring up a dying argument. "man. i wish i could be like lilo and advertise my personal site for free on a huge irc network." sorry, but i think thats incredibly bad taste.
bytesplit: you tell newcomers not to listen to tk or chipx86, when youve posted about 20 diaries. nosh the hell off. you think youre better than us? then dont waste your time with us. GO AWAY or something.
sorry all. as i said, im pissy and abrasive tonight. but i got my website back up (woohoo, im l33t like lilo: ishamael.tunkeymicket.com. and ive finished the next version of ishamp (which is now a total itunes knock off. hah.)
sigh. at least fejj is still sane.
finally got around to announcing ishamp 0.3 on freshmeat, and was hit with a few downloads, which is nice to see, i guess.
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