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The gnome-pilot hacking continues. Egads this is taking a while. An open office tshirt arrived in the mail today from a kind lwe soul. Can't let jody see that!

Had a great gIDE "summit" with campd today. Bugzilla'ed a bunch of stuff, made time estimates and defined a feature set for the guadec-2001 milestone. The pressure is on now the meeks even referred to it in his diary!

So it turns out that Saturday's party goal was to get rid of 15 extraneous bottles of beer. There are now 37 at the house. If this is what happens, I should host parties often.

Saw a lot of people off at the Boston Beerworks on Friday now that the evolution summit is over. Afterwards me, sean, notzed and rachel hit the Burren. Never seen it so crowded - the bloody Guiness Toast thing.

Arrived at the casino 10 minutes too late for the poker tournament. Taylor and I played 5-10 Hold'em and took home about $140 each after 4 hours of play.

Hit rachel's party on Saturday night. Much drinking by all. notzed brought wine and zambucca. federico took care of the white russian making. I just brought beer.

The evolution summit proceeds. Man are there a lot of bloody meetings.

Everyone has moved to the new office. It pretty much rules. I have a big desk and a file cabinet and drawers. Lots of space. And more than one meeting room. VC funding is ok by me. The commute sucks though.

Good italian food in the North End on Tuesday. Jillian's for a company thing last night.

Discovered damon plays chess. Excellent.

Saw Brother Where Art Thou tonight. Mediocre.

Poker tournament on Saturday.

Sigh. Tara is gone, as usual the girlfriend visit went too fast. Atleast I got to see her again. Went bowling and beer drinking with Ximian on Friday. Watched 8mm (very disturbing film) and My, Myself and Irene (so-so).

Dinner tonight with all the evolution hackers and assorted others who are in town for the week. federico is crashing at my place. Let the summit begin!

First day at the new office tomorrow.

15 Feb 2001 (updated 15 Feb 2001 at 08:21 UTC) »

Gnome-pilot capplet work continues unabated.

Another successful drinking culture. Tied the attendance record! Started out with ettore, meeks and clahey. Quickly escalated as taylor, fejj, rachel and company arrived. notzed came in country and after 30 hours on a plane was still willing to drink. My kind of drinker.

Girlfriend arrives tomorrow. At last! Evolution summit begins next week.

Said good bye to the mexican contigent, chema, hpj and arturo are all flying the coop. Nice dinner and beer tonight.

lauris has arrived.

Did some libical fixing and worked on figuring out how to cleanup the gnome-pilot capplet. Started three re-writes and threw them all away.

Time to start prepping for my girlfriend's arrival on Thursday.

Poker tournament today at Foxwoods casino in Conneticut. It was awesome. $20 to get in and $10 rebuy. I played for about 3 hours and finished in the top 1/3, not bad for a first try out of 120+ players. Taylor (nat and miguel's roomate) did pretty good as well.

Watched Taylor and his friend Emily play craps and blackjack for a while afterward.

Transported the haggis from the office fridge to home in preparation for Burn's Day (observed).

Good work week lots of hacking on lots of different modules. Evolution, gnome-pilot, libical.

Drinking culture on Wednesday was hugely successful with all the out of towners in Boston. 14 people and many pitchers of beer later...

Poker night on thursday was ok, lost about a buck and broke even playing clahey heads up no-limit.

Dave is almost ready to check in the new uber gide plugin system.

5 Feb 2001 (updated 5 Feb 2001 at 20:49 UTC) »

Ok, so a vastly boring weekend. Maybe should have gone to the party with chema, but drank beer and hacked with ettore instead.

Played some poker. Wasn't hitting much and lost a little.

Hacked on gnome-chess. Now I'm working on making the board resizable and making the colors and pieces configurable and such.

For ettore's LWE pictures go to http://primates.ximian.com/~ettore/lwe-2001-nyc/index.html

3 Feb 2001 (updated 3 Feb 2001 at 08:04 UTC) »

So, LWE is over and I'm writing this late Friday night, early Saturday morning.

The show was great for Ximian, people loved our stuff. Got to work the GNOME booth with the foosball tables this morning.

We snagged some great copyleft t-shirts, the DVD one and "unix is sexy".

Thursday night we went to the "Russian Vodka Room" which was excellent and Rahuul a buddy from Canada swung by. Now, I'm not normally one to drink fruity drinks, but their Apple Cosmopolitans were amazing. And strong.

Thursday and Friday we at breakfast at Amy's Bread which is an amazing little bakery in Hell's Kitchen. We also had sushi one night and tonight we had deli at Lindy's in Time Square before a painful drive home in the snow and such.

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