I've found a good depressant is to go over my old diary entries and
see what I thought I could do, and discovered I couldn't, or more
likely -- let the thing drop because I have no sense of commitment.
Ah well. I recently helped bring exUserFolder into
Sourceforge CVS with a nice
little set of shell scripts I wrote that take a set of old release
tarballs and transform them into a repo with each version tagged.
It takes a long time to run over my 33.6. Watching it run
pointed out a lot of inefficiencies in the way I do things.
What else has been going on? Oh, at work I created something I
call the Solaris
Packaging System. Essentially, it's similar to OpenBSD
ports for Solaris, except it works with tools that are already part
of Solaris, GCC: GNU Compiler Collection excepted. I
wrote this because I had a collection of shell scripts that did the
same thing, except they were totally unmaintainable. :-) I'd like
to put this out but am waiting for my boss to talk to company lawyers
about whether it's acceptable to do the free software thing or not.
Any advice anyone could give on advocacy here would be nice (and
please e-mail; I don't read diaries for replies, generally)... we're
not in the software business, we're in the home interior manufacturing
business, so a lot of the existing "talking to suits" stuff doesn't
Oh well, that's about it. I should do the diary thing again in
another half-eon or so.