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7 Apr 2002 (updated 7 Apr 2002 at 20:43 UTC) »

Also, I need to reinstall Linux on my under-the-desk routerbox. This is difficult because a) I don't know that much about installing and configuring Linux (hence its relegation to under-the-desk and routing), and b) the under-the-desk routerbox no longer has a functional CD-ROM drive.

So likely, I should arrange to take it somewhere someone else can help me install Linux on it. Or something. I'll probably just mail our LUG list about it.

I want to reinstall Linux (or any PC UNIX, for that matter) so I can:

  • Install Moveable Type locally, mainly for personal playing around.
  • Install Roundup or some other bug tracker, for personal use.
  • Install a local LiveJournal server, just for kicks. Maybe.
  • Other things I've forgotten.
7 Apr 2002 (updated 7 Apr 2002 at 20:06 UTC) »
So, what am I working on?

"Instant Outlining" is the interesting thing in the Radio space right now. Since I have really old hardware (P233, 64MB, 4GB) Radio runs a bit slow, especially the app UI. That makes it inconvenient for Instant Outlining--so I'd like to write an outliner capable of Instant Outlining, in Python/Tk. Meanwhile I use Radio to manage my instant outline, in which I plan that.

I'd like to redo Stapler's interface, so it's a bit more usable... though still not grandmaware, since it's pretty hard to specify parts of an HTML document, especially with the non-compliant, pragmatic HTML browsers accept and display.

I'm posting this (and the last two empty items, for testing--guh) with another Radio tool, Footbridge, which is an abstraction of the gadget I mentioned in my first Advogato diary. The configuration interface is going to be a tough nut to crack; I'd like to just leave it at manual editing of the FootbridgeData table, but that's not very friendly to any potential users. Except me, of course.

Kit is another Radio tool, which is actually a bundle of lots of little gadgets. One of them is a replacement News Aggregator page that does more than just list items: you can give a timespan for which items you want, and search by key words. I need to do a new interface for it, too, since I'd like to be able to show news by channel category, and that's a non-trivial shift in concept model thingy.

Jeweler, I haven't even started on. Eh.

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3 Apr 2002 (updated 7 Apr 2002 at 19:28 UTC) »

Hello, nice persons of discerning discernment!

I anticipate publishing more here, now that I can post from Radio UserLand with XML-RPC. Of course, I don't really know anyone else here, and I tend to fall behind on the hardcore technical topics, so perhaps not.

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