7 Apr 2002 markpasc   » (Journeyer)

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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