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12 Feb 2001 (updated 12 Feb 2001 at 03:38 UTC) »

It's been a while since I've posted a diary entry, do anyone read these? =)

Today I've tried to add i18n support to the Debian package autolog. The idea was to find out the LANG variable of the process being notified to set the poper message catalog with setlocale. It was more difficult that I've imaged: it seems that the environment variables you can read from /proc/<n>/environ doesn't allow you to access the variables set with VAR=value from the shell or the /etc/profile. All you get is the initial state the shell received. Attaching to the process with gdb and printing environ ((gdb) p ((char**)environ)[0]@30) didn't work either. So it seems I can't ask that feature... shouldn't the locale information of a tty be a property of that tty, easily quieriable... an stty property?

Then I wen to the movies with my girl, I've seen a Spanish movie called "La lengua de las mariposas". Very good, very.. uhm.. moving (is that a right way to say it).

I've been playing in my free time with the idea of generating XML from the doc-base database. Perhaps the RDF dtd could be used, so we could have a mozilla sidebar with the Debian's docs..! I'm still bumping into XSLT problems all the time though...

Yesterday I was to the presentation of a new product, Bolsanet. Lots of champagne..! =)

Today I went to fix a cookie problem. It turned out that the browsers won't get cookies if the domain parameter doesn't have a period. Going back to the office was the real adventure, as it was raining "cats and dogs" and me and my co worker felt that trip as a Indiana Jones kind of thing.. yeh.. sad.. I thought that too.

Let's see if I can make a log of what I do... Of course, the main question arises: Who cares? I have really no answer to this, but perhaps having a log can help me to make a better use of my time. I can later read it and say "Hey.. how come you did so little this week?" Of course, to do that I could well write it in Spanish in a log.txt file somewhere... but perhaps having it publicly available serves to a better.. hum.. audit?

Today was another boring day, I went to Visa just to tell people how to start postgres again, after having rebooted the machine. I corrrected the line in S99postgres and that was all... And then back to the main project, that which makes my life miserable.... =)

Sunday.... so, I'm doing nothing.

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