It just feels like the time to write a diary entry. I have now been awake for 37 hours, and am going to go to bed immediately after finishing this entry. Yes...I swear it. In the interim since the last entry I have basically taken over making Nautilus/GnomeVFS/Ammonite/OAF/Medusa/etc work properly on Solaris. This was dropped into my lap for Nautilus 1.0 as something critical like 2 weeks before release, so I have been working like mad on rather prosaic porting issues (and some interesting ones too).
Added bazillions of mime types to the Nautilus mime type database too. Whee. Exciting weekend, I know.
-eek- This graphics assignment is proving harder than I had
anticipated. I budgeted it one day of work...it looks more
like we're looking at two+. This is bad because I also have
a philosophy paper due imminently (in addition to my regular
slew of problem sets!).
I've been working more with GTK+ lately...because that seems like a good thing for a GNOME programmer to be fluent with ;-) Honestly its really easy working with something like Nautilus to ignore massive areas of code beacuse somebody else really will do them. Also working with Bonobo.
Am thinking about playing with starting an IDE based on Jade. Jade is a kickass editor similar to emacs written by John Harper (of Sawfish fame). Jade has the advantage that it is bound very nicely with GTK+ through rep-gtk. Great. So we have a nice editor written in a functional language...and it binds to GTK+. What an opportunity :)
No really! I've missed programming in functional languages, though I have to honestly admit to having more imperitive experience at this point....ah well.
blah. The weekend was interesting. This is a placeholder for when I get the time and energy to write about it.
I have become worn...and I know I'm too young for this to happen. Oh well. I do look forward to school, which is a change from last summer, but I think I've become largely disillusioned with relationships. Not to say that I don't consider them worthwhile, but I think I caused myself an uneccesary quantity of angst concerning myself with them too heavily last year. Ah well.
I had a fairly bad sunburn today and hence didn't feel like
doing anything outside. Plus it was hot. I stayed inside and
watch Brian play FreeCraft (Warcraft II clone - if you
haven't seen it its pretty amazing, I had no clue that they
had a playable game!). I'm going to spend the rest of this
evening trying to get cross-compilation going for HURD so I
can finish porting GNOME to it. Wheee!
Maybe I'll write some and forget to go to sleep....but probably not. That made me a wreck last week.
The long and short is that I've recently become acutely aware of all his failings and idiosynchratic behavior. Maybe you're protected from seeing a lot of this as a child, but it has begun to bother me immensely (probably because I fear seeing it in myself). Comments that others have had the grace to make to me (if nobody tells me its hard to change....) I see applying 10x to him. So what's happened is that I have grown immensely over the past year being young and malleable while he has staid set in his ways, of course. Which means that I have trouble just accepting all the things that I've tried to prune from myself that I see in him. Maybe this is good, because it suggests that I've grown somewhat myself....
#$%&**!!!! I'm sooooo tired of the symoblic link code. Gnome-VFS is incredibly imalleable in some ways, and I'm having to deal with all of them it seems :-) Its like I do one thing and the library just slaps me back. I'm making progress but its tedious and slow. In other fronts I did some trivial work that enabled the simple search bar in Nautilus. Hopefully when the symbolic link stuff is off my plate I'll take a crack at writing the unescape/escape code in Nautilus once and for all - just put that stuff to rest! I like that sort of coding because I tend to be working in environments where I can just write code - the interfaces to the functions are very well defined and narrow. I like architecture better, but if I'm just going to code this is what I want to do.
In other news, I'll now be moving into spending most of my time labouring over purify. I hate C. Its final. It seems ironic that the person most supportive of garbage collection and not having to do memory management will be tasked with cleaning up the memory leaks ;-) Of course, I knew this would be coming when I signed on but that doesn't make it any more fun now that its hapenning. The upside to this is that I hope to drastically improve my ability to read other's code. I have oft respected that in Darin and Pavel (and Maciej to a lesser extent, it probably develops with years in the field) and I hope to develop some of that in myself.<shrug>
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