When I checked Advogato today, I noticed that I'm now a Journeyer! I guess I have robocoder to thank/blame for my new position. (I can't tell how much influence gilbou had in giving me this rating. raph: Can we get something like the diary ratings report for certifications?)
I've had some thoughts on the whole certification process that I want to write up at some point--but <story of="my life">I've got too many ideas for the free time I've got</story>. Triage, triage...
Galeon: I apt-got Galeon a few days ago. Ignoring that Galeon has a few more bugs that I trip over than Mozilla did, I'm very impressed with it. Mostly the bookmark and tab management are what I noticed. Session saving is quite interesting too--especially after a crash!
This is the first Gnome application I've really used (occasional use of gaim doesn't count), and I'm impressed with Gnome, too. I'm otherwise such a text mode/command line junkie that that surprises me... I started thinking a bit about this after reading this article, and I'm now starting to wish for more integration between my comfortable command-line environment and GUI applications like this. It ties in a bit with my remarks here.
In particular, I really wish for a "gmutt". There are two things in particular that I'd want before switching to a GUI MUA while running in X:
- Having the same power/features available in the GUI client as in the text client--basically means bringing a GUI client up to Mutt's level
- Having the same settings in both clients--using the same mailbox format is the easy part, but I'm thinking about aliases and other settings that my .muttrc currently has
- (Nice but maybe not necessary) Being able to use the same editor (vim/gvim) in both clients
djm: See this article in addition to the above ramblings of mine :).
abg: I like it. You've got a few two-syllable words in the list though. At work we've got some DNS addresses that are about a factor of two longer to type (though perhaps easier to remember) than the IP address would be. If you go out on the Internet it's not hard to find other, more egregious examples. Makes you think.
How about sorting down the word list so that if you take any anagram of the 12 letters (or more--personally don't see the need to limit it to 3-letter words as long as they're one syllable), they sort uniquely down to the encoding of one IP address? Makes for potentially more meaningful mnemonic names for certain sites if one is feeling creative with what the base algorithm produces.
On a related note...
yeupou: Looks like you've got the makings of a full Advogato article there. If you extend and polish up what you've got, don't confine it to just your diary...
tromey: Hmm. So you're saying that the ragtag band of developers has to give the large CMM-level-X corporate behemoth how to implement software processes? Am I the only one who sees the irony in that? :)
I agree, though, they need to be better enculturated to our way of doing things. (Hope that's an actual word; Onelook seems to think I just invented it.)