Older blog entries for jooon (starting at number 5)

19 Jan 2001 (updated 19 Jan 2001 at 01:21 UTC) »
Editing Advogato diary

Aaaah, the preview of your diary entry really should be saved so that you can access it later if your browser somehow dies or if you reflow-paragraph-with-meta-q-oh-shit-I-am-using-Netscape it to death, like I just did. Well anyway...

Gran Marnier

Ok, yesterday I finally dared to possibly set the kitchen on fire by making flambéed crêpes. I invited my best friend Kalle to join me for an evening meal at ten, or actually counted on him to come because he had the Gran Marnier. He made the pancakes and I lit them on fire. The alcohol of the orange liqueur had a very blue flame and was a nice colour change in my other so dull kitchen which I share with eleven other people. The one's who entered to make a sandwich or something like that also thought that it was cool, but definately overkill. We didn't agree. It was well worth the effort. The nicest and most fun meal I've had in a long time. We stayed up late, drank Glögg and I showed Kalle this site and some programming tricks and other stuff I've learnt by spending so many hours in front of the computer instead of sleeping. When he left, I fell asleep instantly. :)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Had a really nice evening today too, with Lykke. Both I and she liked the film. There were many beautiful details, not just beautiful fighting/flying. I especially like the scene where Jen not just pointed but literally shot an arrow through Lo's heart. The ignition of love. How can you not love someone who has just touched your heart (and previously struck your head with a big rock). :-)

PalmOS

Although I am in a state of happiness, I am bound to be miserable any time soon. I have neglecting programming although I have much to do. I feel my life at the moment is turning into a simple non-deterministic automata without accepting states.

|
crêpes and movies 
|
(q0, Good) -- school and work  --> (q1, Bad)
|
'-- school and work --> (q2, Good)

With previous jobs I've had a time limit. Do as much as you can, write good code, leave the source to us and we will do the rest! As I dive through my friends' troubles with their employers I am coming to the conclusion that I've been lucky. The work I am doing now, this is how work really is. Although I know how to write nice PalmOS code, I've never done anything this big before. Too bad it's very unfree software. I am wading through NDA's. Well, enough ranting. Now it's time for Lexx

9 Jan 2001 (updated 9 Jan 2001 at 00:58 UTC) »
Garbage collecting pancake exception

Why do things you throw come back to you? I really had to clean my apartment today. I actually still have to. :-) I roamed my little room and found useless paper, more useless paper, some plastic things I've been chewing on, more plastic things from nowhere, recipe for Crepes Suzette. Ooh, great. I have to make these some day otherwise I wouldn't have saved it. Why should I save it? If I really want to do crepes some day I'd rather ask my dad or search on the Internet for the recipe than search for this little note. So I tossed it into the bin. Didn't even write the recipe down on my Palm. After a full hour of cleaning I got so bored that I had to sit down and relax, and one of the most relaxing things I know is to start my web browser and read something, like diary entries on Advogato. I personally like reading hacker's entries. He's way more busy than me, but somehow find the time to complete his tasks and write nice and long diary entries. Today I found myself into WikiWikiWeb through one of Nutella's entries. I actually didn't read it but I saw the wiki link. I am always confused in wikispace but after some clicking I found myself to a page describing Richard Stallman and his relationship with James Gosling. Twenty seconds later I was on Sun's domains and noticed that James is big fan of cooking AND THERE IT WAS, the recipe for Crepes Suzette that I just minutes ago had thrown away. Ok, so I am not a guy that can't take a hint: I will make Crepes Suzette some day. If you smell something burning in Stockholm in the next couple of days you know what it is.

13 Dec 2000 (updated 13 Dec 2000 at 03:38 UTC) »

Photons

After christmas I will help a friend on his photon tracer. I am already looking forward to it. Hopefully it will be something that can be realeased, although now it's just a test project to learn about photon tracing. I think the goal is to be able to render a grainy sphere by the end of January

Lucia

Today it's Lucia, (Big Swedish tradition, looks like this, sounds like this). Lucia is surrounded by photons, with all her candles in her hair. She would be a good model for the tracer. :) I hope I will see a Lucia train just by accident today, because I don't have time for anything but school. </blockquote>

code

I have not written a single line of code for my own projects in weeks. It's really annoying, because up until now I've had lots of free time to spend. Somehow I always end up in front of the TV. I must have been infected with a lazy-tv-viewing-virus. Help someone! Is there a easy cure?

The coins
  • Pick three coins in each hand. If it's equally heavy you have in your hands a set of six true coins. Otherwise it's those you didn't weigh.
  • Weigh three true coins against three unknown. Whatever the outcome you now have a set of nine true coins, right?
  • Now take one true coin in each hand and one unknown coin in each hand. eeehh, why would you want to do that? aahh forget it. :-)

Found some nice comments on the The Meta: Abused Trust? article. I am an apprentice here on Advogato, but as ZachGarner points out, there is no real apprentiship on Advogato. I guess it wasn't raph's intentions to provide one in the first place, but it would be nice to see one. The idea of subcommunitys with group discussions, information sharing with the compulsary links collection on Advogato also sounds nice, although a good mailing list just might do the trick. The real trick is however to find your way into such a "subcommunity". The bulletproof way is revealed by ncm further down

"Showing code" is all it takes to vault straight to the top.

Perhaps it takes a little more effort than that, but it will give you a good jump start. A proof to people will get them interested. Then they might be willing to guide you all the way to the top. And when you are finally there. Look down and pick up some more people.

But anyway, who am I to tell. I haven't revealed anything yet. Hello! Can you see me down here, I'm the little green thing running around in circles? ;-)

So, will I use this? Perhaps. I really like it. It lays some good thinking behind it. The trust system is very nice, already certified some people I know of, but I guess I will be inactive until I have something <cough type="ehrm..">important</cough> to write. Until then so long....

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!