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  • Still working on affiliates,...

  • Worked on Cartier project.

  • Made accounts to pay taxes :-(

  • Discussion with camel about an estimate for a customer. It seems they have readen only the last line and didn't seen that there was 3 differents possible solutions. Bah !
    Discussed about ISP and prices. I don't understand why companies care about 10$/month for important things when they spend thousands for superfluous ones. May be I'm too stupid...

  • [Free] Working on replacing ANTLR parser with XML one in GNUstepWeb. BTW here is a portal on XML.

Thank you TheCorruptor for the cert. and Happy birthday ! :-)
BTW, thanks to other certificators !


29 Aug 2000

  • Transfered some domain names to Gandi. I'd like to known how many domains where transfered from NetSol since there is multiple registrars

  • Worked on Cartier project.

  • Worked on affiliates gestion for some sites. They use PHP and MySQL. I'll finish this tomorow, I hope.

  • There's lot of things to do on GNUstepWeb: make documentation tool and replace the ANTLR HTML parser with an XML parser... Hope I can work on it this week.





28 Aug 2000

    I've finished gnustep-db models yesterday.

    This monday doesn't appear to be a good day. Many stupid things to do...

    • Printed invoices for internet hosting customers.

    • Worked on Cartier project. Installed phpPgAdmin. The Postgresql version is not as perfect as the MySQL version because Postgresql doesn't have encrypted password.

Family day: my father come with his wife. Have to make some house cleaning :-)

  • lunch is finished. Coffee too. I post a reply to rms on GNUstep discussion list about Patents, Legal problems and GNUstep future.

  • Continue working on gsdoc for gnustep-db models...

Late wakeup, once again...

  • 11:00am - Wanadoo seems to have DNS problems and some people syays it's out of order this morning. Infonie is unreachable. Don't care too much, if UUnet works :-)

  • Continue working on GNUstepWeb modifications testing...

  • Call Ecole du Louvre for pending contract.
    May be we can finally solve this. BTW, you can take a look at their web site
    It was designed by Luxyz and hosted by us (Our web site isn't yet done)

  • 12:45 - Modifications works - Commit them.

  • What next: make documentation generating tool for gnustep-db (aka EOF 1) models.
    The goal is to produce .gsdoc files (XML) and modify gsdoc html generator.
    Next next thing to do: same thing for GNUstepWeb HTML templates).
    I hate writing documentations but developing documentation generators is fun

1:30pm: Time to eat. Miamm

  • 2:15pm - Back to gsdcoc and eomodels.
    It' a cool day: I can work without having phone ringing every few minutes !
    Work to see how to improve gsdoc DTD to handle EOModels, EOEntities,..
    Alright, code it now !
    .gsdoc generation works well now !
    Now modify DTD (I'm not an expert and without doc, it's not easy to understand xml syntax for complex cases)
    OK. Now run gsdoc and see if the DTD and the generated .gsdoc works together. Humm, have to make modifications.
    Well, they work together. Now, coding the xml parsing and html generation !

11:00pm - Too tired, I'm stopping, continuing tommorow...

Wahoo, late wakeup...

  • Reading mail... Nothing special

  • Call a customer about its domain names (they've received deactivation notice from netsol. Uruk manage them normally but now we have the management of all their customers.
    Hard to assume with only half of information. Have to pay domains and make a commerciel proposition.

  • A mail from KennedyNet Com: their web site update don't appear.
    Check why. Strange ! Why they don't appear ?
    Argh, 1/4h after, I've finaly found the problem: they've made them in the bad directory :-(

  • OK, go on on something omre interesting: GNUstepWeb docs.
    I try to add links between projects. Modify DTD and the generator, gsdoc. Doesn't work.

1:35pm

  • Lauch time (late).
    Nothing to eat quickly. So go to the pizzeria with Catherine. It's closed. Not a lot of choice: the "Brasserie"

  • Advice #1: don't drink wine if you don't have time for siesta !

  • A call from World Student manager.
    Their domain is still not moved. We haven't replied to netsol (Uruk domain). Done (I hope NetSol will accept this late answer).
    No :-(

  • Check mail. Legal problems for GNUstepDB. I hate licences and legal stuff !!

  • Come back to gsdoc.

  • F*cking OpenLDAP server. Why does it sometimes die without explanation ? God knows why (may be).
    Don't use openldap-1.2.9-5mdk ! openldap-1.2.7-2 works far better.
    The problem is that I can't setup logs because it consume too much CPU and without logs I have no info.
    Luckily, the cron job restart it when it die.
    -- PS: OpenLDAP is great. Some of our customers run one for months.--

  • Answer question about our DNS from LDAP tool

  • It was hard to work this afternoon (because of red wine and sunny weather ?).
    Spent the afternoon to explicit inter-projects link generation for gsdoc. Well it works. Commit the change

  • 7:30pm - My cat stop sleeping and try to tell me something (want some cuddles before eating, I presume).
    Hard to work with a cat trying to sleep on my mouse.

7:49pm - Time to make a pause.

  • I'm back. Works on testing GNUstepWeb last modification (caught a big bug !).
    Server crash. I think all modules are not well compiled. There's a lot of modules :-( Don't want to spend time recompiling one module, test, recompiling another one, test and so on. I recompile all.
    Not a bad idea to add memory on my VAIO but it's really expensive
    Finally, I use it mostly as a desktop machine, using another computer as display (X11 is great !).

    That's all for today.

11:25pm Good Night !

F*ck, no more coffee this morning ! Not a good way to start a journey...

    Any news about GNUstep Legal discussion on EOF implemenation ?
    Yes, the discussion continue...

    Generate some docs for customer project with AutoDoc+gsdoc like GNUstepWeb Tech Docs

    Answering to customers (Vanessa can't send/receive mail).
    Probably their $@#$$$ M$ exchange server

    Made some domain transfer from NetSol to Gandi.
    Gandi make good jobs, not like NetSol !

Lunch Time !!!

    What to do after lunch time ? Mail (snail one), of course

    Certified some Advogato people (this site is not good for productivity: there's always some diary to read !)

    Back to work ! Modified project specifications for a customer

    A rival (we've made an offer to the same customer for the same project :-) company named Sedona phone us and ask for phpMyAdmin for the project (too bad, we've lost the devlopment part of this project).
    I'm not a bad guy, so I install phpMyAdmin and configured it.
    Nice tool: you can work on your mysql database with a web interface.

    Finally (after more than 20 days) received a near complete response from Fluxus about dedicaced server.
    Too expens^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H No Comment !

    Now what's on the TODO list ? Argh, yet another estimate to do for a customer web project...

Pause

    Come back after dinner. Next mission: setup a cvs repository for gnustep-db v2. I've already done that 3 times but can't remember.
    $ grep cvs ~/.netscape/bookmarks.html | less
    Well, here is a Doc
    Magic command is: <code>$cvs -d /Path/To/CVS/Root init</code>

    Final task: read & comment jocelyn's table description for yet another customer project

    Arghh, still another thing to do explain to Fluxus whas is a postgres authentification module for apache.

    Time to stop working and read a good book while waiting for Catherine

As many people, create a new project entry: GNUstepWeb

I come back to work to find a bug in proftpd when dealing with groups. Arghh. It's a known bug. Wait for next release.

Work on gnustep mirrors with Lucas and phr. Yeah, will work on a NeXT Cube !

Work on a GNUstepWeb customer application.

Another day without time to work on GNUstepWeb doc.

This evening Rwanda meeting (yes, it's tuesday :-) See RIP in one or 2 monthes...

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