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GUADEC is on the way.....
....if we can get any sponsors.
OK! The GUADEC2 is on the way, and we (kanikus, me and some other dudes) are working hard to get it all ready before it's too late... Our biggest problem is to get Sponsors, so if you know any companies that would like to sponsor us (all the money goes to travel expenses for the hackers, hotel expenses, room reservations, posters etc.) then please contact us at guadec-cc@sslug.dk or on the guadec list at gnome.org.

School
I have changed school, so now in studying to become an Computer science engenier. Actually it's not that big a change, because its only a mater of how my schedule is being made and how many years it takes to finish.
Anyway! it gives me the opputunity to have classes like "how to make Linux Device drivers" or "advanced Database programming" or "GUI development for the industry".


hacking
I have been working on some small projects........My Dream about making a MP3 jukebox is finally realized -and it realy rocks. It is build-in into a closet, and it streams music to a bounch of people on my dorm. I have a small lcd display in the wall showing info about the music, numbers of listners etc. Finally theres a nice webinterface, where you can make individual playlists (it makes a new stream for each playlist), vote for songs, download the songs and ofcause do the normal play stop and forward reward stuff.
I have also started making my own hompage again (family stuff etc.) and a projects site (www.linuxia.dk when it comes up). This takes a while though, because I have to work alot besides school, and that doesnt give me much spare time.

Damn it's been a while since I last posted inhere. There has been a milion things to do lately.
First of all, the Exames are near, and I have to read up alot because I have spend most of my time playing around with linux projects.
My biggest project right now is the GUADEC 2001 conference, which we have to get ready within April. Theres ALOT of work to do - especially getting sponsors for all the elite hackers we want to invite (if you think you should be on our list, then mail me or kanikus about it). There will be alot of workshops and talks at the Conference, and I hope it will be great.
Oh by the way! I did my first veryown Gnome program the other day(I usually just patch others code for better performance og i18n compabilities). It started out as a small helloworld program, but ended as a Laptop network utility I have been missing for a very long. time. Basically it keeps a network setting for my home, my parents home, my school and my job, and I can add and delete networks from /to it. I then just have to press "update network" and it changes the network settings so that they fit the ones of the current network im on. Nice HUH! :o) Well it's not even halfdone yet, bit It compiled the first time without any problems, and I have the gui and some of the Core ready.
More about this later... I also did my big SML project at school. An image manipulation Library that could transform an coordinate-line image in alot of ways, and finally print it to a ps/eps file for viewing. If anyone want the code then just mail me and ask - It's only around 250 lines or so.
The Nautilus trash program is nov 90% converted to C, and I have parsed my first xml files with it. I actually Liked LibXML when I got used to it (now I just need to get better allocating mem in C, which im not used to from C++).
Hmmm enough for today.....it's 4:15AM and Im kinda tired.

asp is ok....
....but PHP is better!
Today I convinced the company Im freelancing for to convert from ASP to PHP. The best part of this is that it gives me alot of workinghours with good payment.
I also gat another new job as IT security cunsultant for a security firm in Denmark - Only problem now is that I have to stop calling "coding" for Hacking, because the customers gets scared when I say I will hack it for them :o)

Hacking:
I have added myself to the i18n team of the Openoffice.org project, and expect to do some work there later on. Im currently too busy to do anything other than muy work, but that should change rapidly soon - at least I hope so. kanikus should be finished making the xml2pot script we were working on, and im almost half done converting the first of the Nautilus Console Scripts into C (from PERL). My only problem is the Parser part, and the LibXML support (which I must Have fucked up somewhere).
10 Oct 2000 (updated 13 Oct 2000 at 10:58 UTC) »
Life...
Havent't been around for a while because I havent really had any sparetime for Linux projects.
Last Friday I was out eating traditionally Danish Food with Alan cox (in Copenhagen,Denmark) and saturday I was i Lund, Sweden to se him Entertain 300-400 geeks with his story about the 2.4 kernel. Damn that man is funny (if you read this Alan then Thanx for a fun evening in Copenhagen), and it amacing how many different hardware parts he know to the fingertips.

Hacking..
Im still playing around with SML, and my problem at the moment is advanced mathmatical Higher-order functions (sounds cool right!). I have also started translating the Nautilus scripts from perl into C, so it can use GVFS i later versions. Haven't gotten the libxml to work correct yet though - but im getting there. Im also working on a small gnome applet that collects the different geek strips from the net (userfriendly, Dilbert etc.), Catagorise them and always shows the newest when the button is pushed. More about this one will follow.
Giving Away....
.....free CD's and Tux merchandise
Today we had Linux Demo Day in Denmark (celibrating the 9. birthday of Linux). We were a group of linux entiusiasts in most af the biggest shoppingmalls in Copenhagen, and we were giving out CD's with Linux, Staroffice and Helix gnome to everyone who showed a little interest. Besides that we are having an installparty in SSLUG (the worlds biggest LUG) on thursday, and allready now ALOT of people have announced their coming. It's going to be fun because we have to install linux on a couple og Imac's and other weird PC wannabees :o) (ok im not a big apple fan).

Hacking
Still not much going on. I have startet converting the Nautilus console scripts to C instead of Perl, because the nautilus ppl wanted Gnome VFS support or somthing like that. It's quite a job, because of all the parser script lines. C Is just not made for parsers.
Sofar....
.....So good
Ok we now got the final date for the GUADEC 2001. It will be on the 6. to 8. of april 2001 in Copenhage, Denmark.
We have already talked about alot of cool workshops and speaks, and im sure it's going to be a cool conference. This year we will also try to get some more action for the users, so it's not only for the developers this year - well 2 days for hackers and one day for users

Hacking
nothing much at the moment....still playing around with SML (mosML), and im getting kinda keened on that language. It's just so fuc.... easy to make mathmatical calculation with it, so now I just have to refresh my math memory. :o)
printers are very usefull....
.....when they work
Damn i hate my old canon BJ200 printer. I have been working all day to get it to work under linux. I just cant get it to work with filters, and it cant print ps files without them .
so if anyone knows how to get this crap to work, then please mail me.

Hacking...
Not much going on right now. My studies have stated again, and most of my time is now reserved for that.... well this year I have 3 hacking classes.. Advances C++ (not really that advanced), Functional Programming (programming in SML hehe) and Java programming. I just love these classes, because I can do most of the work at home, and because it's not necessary to work on fucking wintendo maskines (the childrens toy from MS known as windows).
Weee I got a new love in my life....
......it's my new superduper computer.
Today I got the last parts for my new computer, and I must say im excited :o) It's a Athlon Tunderbird 800mhz, with 256mb Ram, 40gb harddrive, and ofcause with CD, CDR and DVD . I just runs perfect with linux, and I just love when everything is loaded in less than a sec.
well enough about my new computer...

Hacking:
I've been working on the Nautilus Trash Script, and it now supports wildcards (*) when it deletes files and restores files. I still has some problems with directories, but im working on that.
The next release will also be able to handle multiple files with same name.
Hacking stuff...
.....The real way
Me and kanikus has been hacking one some scripts for different things. The first script is part of the Nautilus Console Scripts, and is aTrashcan script.
It's almost done....atleast for deleting/undeleting one file at a time. We had quite some problems parsing the XML files we use for information storage.
the other script is an xml2pot script, that converts XML-files containing program string info, into pot files for later translation.
Now this script is giving us some real headache. It is just so fu..... fustrating to parse xml files for strings when it has to be possible to convert it back later. Our biggest problem is that we dont have anywhere to store info about the xml-nodes (which differs from file to file). Anyone got an idea how to solve this??
Well school starts in a week, so maybe I can figure out a way to solve this when I have freshend up my memory with some new stuff.

A little of the Chat on irc.gnome.org in the channel #danmark (a Danish Channel): <hartmann> sidst jeg var forbi, var det for at se om Eskil var her
<KimuSan^> ok
<kanikus> han er her ikke lige endnu
<kanikus> jeg skulle faktisk ellers snakke med ham
<KimuSan^> han sover sikkert brændert ud
<hartmann> tjaaa, det har man jo hoert om foer
<kanikus> eller stryger jakkesættet ;)
<KimuSan^> tjaa sådan er det jo med yuppier som ham :o)
<hartmann> jaa eller saetter haaret
<KimuSan^> hehe
<kanikus> jeg...det kan jo være svært med en sådan frisure

(The text basically says that Eskil is a big Yuppie)
Computer are Great....
..... When they work.
Today when I came back after 2 weeks of work in the other end of Denmark, By computer suddently wouldn't start. As the Geek I am I started testing all the things im my computer and found out that it must be my mainboard that has died.
DAMNIT!!....well at least now I have an excuse for buying one of those new 1GHz CPU's and a better mainboard.
I got me a DVD drive today....even for free. It was the CO of the firm I was making a Intranet organizer system for, that gave it to me after I had finished the project yesterday. Nice when people appreciate the work that you make for them, and gives you small bonus' like this one.

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