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Wrote my last final today. Not too good, not too bad. Looking forward to going home somewhat.

Played around with the GNotes applet. I am thinking of writing a new notes applet with the canvas or soemthing.

Elliot sent me his windows-key-to-panel-menu code. Made it work somewhat and comitted. Too tired to make it work nicely.

Hmm I thought I did this already tonight.

Anyway last (second) final tomorrow. I wonder what stuff is on it. We did some weak semaphore stuff in ML that people did not understand, which implies I have learned something this semester. Which is good.

Did a new bug-buddy release. I realized that there ended up being a lots more stuff in the ChangeLog than in the News file. I have to split the debian BTS code off a bit more. Still not excited at all about doing bugzilla.

Eek. 6 AM.

More bug-buddy stuff. The too-many-packages-in-potato thing is now a non issue, as it uses Miguel's GtkComboBox from Gnumeric. Still don't have the text selection working in it, though, but that doesn't seem to be happening tonight. Plus it seems that gPhoto now supports bug-buddy. The excitement just never stops.

On the positive side cokes etc. are $0.35 this week, as it is finals time.

Finally got a gnome-help-browser stack trace, unfortunately it is not all that meaningful to me.

More fun stuff with the bug-buddy. It now can submit stuff to bugs.debian.org and bugs.kde.org. There are a couple of issues though, one being that there are too many packages in potato to put in the GtkCombo's list.

I'm now using the minimalist sawmill theme.

2 more finals and i am done with school for the year. I remember in elementary school saying "see you next year" and stuff, now it would be like "see you next millenium" which is scary.

Saw Bowfinger yesterday. I laughed and ate some fried rice.

Hacked another bug-buddy release out. I am now not embarassed by the gui so much.

Also I got maybe most of the GNOME ftp reorg done. I have to do some scripts or something but the boring stuff seems to be done.

Back to school after a nice break. Had a good time with my friends, parents, and dogs.

Since returning I hacked a bit on bug-buddy. The package version code is revamped, and I think it is a lot better. Seems to work on slack, red hat, and mandrake. I guess I installed mandrake over my potato instead of corel, so I'll have to reinstall potato tomorrow.

My coke suppliers were all unavailable, so I am tired now.

...and I still haven't been able to get gnome-help-browser to crash.

Last class until Monday. Waiting to see if some mail arrives before I go home.

Got some good stuff working in bug-buddy, although getting the versions via dpkg currently sucks. I will have to work on that. Otherwise have to integrate the multiple BTS stuff.

no VA letter :(

Installed RH 6.1 in the hopes of getting the help browser to crash (since there were like 3 more bug reports file today). Net install seemed to be broken, so broke down and used the cd. Upgraded to OG and tried the help browser... no crashing. Tried with pixmap themes and stuff, still none.

Got the mkfs -c to successfully complete on that scsi drive, and eventually made it to dselect (had to use slink). Then gzip starts seg faulting when it tries to install the packages. I should try some different ram or something.

Peter Braam talked about the VFS in Linux and about CODA.

Spent a good deal of today wrestling with this 486. After bad floppy drives/disks, I was finally ready to apt-get when the computer decides to lock up on me.

So when i run mkfs -c on the scsi drive, it will hang in there. Which is too bad. I could probably just nfs mount the /usr or something, that would solve things. Anyway, there isn't much that is more frustrating than not being able to do a simple Linux install.

Saw 'Eyes Wide Shut' again. I wonder if anyone would like it if Cruise and Kidman and Kubrick weren't involved.

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