Older blog entries for mr (starting at number 2)

16 Oct 2004 (updated 16 Oct 2004 at 10:14 UTC) »
New Stuff
Recently looked into Stream Tunner which I have to say is superb! Look into it if you get the chance.

Also, I thought I would try to get Windows XP going with Vmware for Linux. Again, worked flawlessly, and am quite impressed with it.

Gossip Transports
Still plodding along with this. Things are going really well at the moment actually. Mikael and I spoke about what will happen over the next few weeks and we will probably merge our branches then and get things cleaned up ready for a new Gossip release.

Fine tuning the wizard last week meant that now people no longer need to wait for a list of servers they can use. It is much more efficient now.

Ubuntu anyone?
I have been trying Ubuntu Linux this last few weeks and I love it! Previously I have used mainly Red Hat and occasionally Mandrake. The best thing about it has to be the eye candy :D

Family Visiting
My partner's (Sue) family were down from the Lake District recently and we all got together at a local restaurant for a good slap up meal. Thought I would make use of the recently aquired digital camera and record the event.

Gossip Transports
Branched Gossip (branch name: gossip-transports) to work more closely on the getting multi protocol support working.

Support for adding and removing transports is now available, just need to focus on adding contacts for the transports as currently you would have use a FULL Jabber ID (e.g. someone%hotmail.com@jabber.someserver.com) which isn't very user friendly.

Mikael has recently been hacking on the core of Gossip and changing a lot of the roster/contacts API which I depend on for the transport work so merging that is all going to be interesting.

Building a new shuttle
One of Sue's uncles wants a new machine and after looking at the prices of his last quote, I told him I would do it for him cheaper. Not long ago I bought a Shuttle system (using Mini ITX technology) and was really impressed with it and am going to use one for this new box too.

Barn Dance Anyone?
Last night I went to my third barn dance. As Sue and I are thinking of doing something with a barn dance for our Wedding (to get people really enjoying the night) we went along and had a great time. No matter how many times we go, it is still funny seeing people (that you may not even know) falling over each other trying to keep up with the caller, moves and music :)

What a weekend!

Took Friday off to recover from Thursday night out with the guys from work (best mates birthday).

Met up with another (high school) mate I hadn't seen in months, and got together Friday night.

Now, it is sunday, and I feel terrible, too much booze :S

The last few days I have been into a DVD buying frenzy, watching them has been part of my weekend recovery scheme :)

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