15 Jun 2000 nullity   » (Master)

Routine? Nah...
Well I sort of thought my life would settle into the groove with rapidity as I aclimated to working again - last summer it only took about half a week and that was the first time I'd had a "real job". In any case Eazel is still interesting and stimulating for me - which I think is good. Things are just varied enough (and sufficiently ill-defined, hehe) that, well...life is just interesting.
Darin, who was the treat of the day having flown in for the first time in a month and a half because he just had to meet me (sure.... ;-) and I struggled for a little while with 16-bit gradients. What is happening is that, first of all, G is 6-bits while R & B are 5-bits. This creates some funny little green shifts in the gradient (similar to funny little green men - but of a far more insidious nature). Anyway, that was dealt with and we figured out that it may be optimal to enable dithering in gnome canvas. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why its disabled by default?!? So I'll be putting together a patch that adds that option....wheee....
Pavel still has designs on me for building on Solaris and then getting purify going. It would *suck* if Nautilus had bad memory leaks at shipping time (I'm sure it does now...). I hope all the libraries are more 64-bit / Big ENdian clean than when I last tried ;-)
It was freaking hot today!!! I had to ride my bike 7 mi. each way to Eazel while the temp was, seriously - no exaggeration - 113 deg F. YOW! You can tell its hot when the more windy it is the more oppressive the heat feels - eg the wind itself is miserably hot and all you'd like is a nice cool vacuum =) Me thinks it be better when the outside temperature is cooler than your insides! Oh well...also our new apartment (who's wonders I will describe at length ... some other time) traps heat pretty badly. I'm planning to invest in a fan so I can stay alive during these bright and sunny times (dark and depressed rocks!).
More poetry writing ... but this stuff was for me only. NO MORE FOR YOU!!!

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