Older blog entries for nullspace (starting at number 5)

10 Jun 2001 (updated 7 Jul 2001 at 18:39 UTC) »
New Release

I have a new version of Pharmacy out. It is still currently in the larval stages, but I am continuing progress on the redesign. I hope to have functional code soon. If you would like to take a look at what I currently have, look here: http://joseph.vespera.org/hacks/pharmacy/. Email me at joseph@vespera.org with any suggestions.

Work

I have been very depressed about my current job recently. I used to have the drive to conquer the world and make a difference. I still have that drive, but it is so hidden and covered up by cynicism that I need to jump ship or I will never get it back. I am at a point where I want to get out and I don't really care if I have a backup job or not.

Code

On a positive note, I have been hacking around with a lot of things lately. I have decided to take Pharmacy under my wing. The project has been moving very slowly, almost to a point where it seems as if nothing is happening. When I first came upon the project, I found it useful but there were several features that need to be added in order for it to be truly useful. So right now I am in the process of gutting the current architecture and building it up from scratch. In the end, I want to have a robust program that will allow users to manage a cvs repository graphically.

Palm

I received a PalmPilot IIIxe over Christmas from my wife and my in-laws. Thank you! I have been spending much time loading it with programs and generally trying to organize my life.

Hacking

I have been working on a personal version of GnomePM without the multiple account capability. I am experimenting with a few things and I may release it as a personal project so that I can get my feet wet. I have been an observer for a long time and I feel like making a contribution back.

Started looking at GnomePM over the weekend. Fixed two problems in the most current code in CVS. The first problem involved GnomePM crashing when the user did not select a portfolio in the "Open Portfolio" dialog. The second problem involved the symbol lookup function failing to print out the results in the list box.

I just ordered a copy of Debian 2.2.

This weekend I plan on ridding myself of Slackware for good. I have no problem with it though. I have used Slackware for two years, but I am looking forward to a more automatic packaging system. I have been having a bear of a time installing Helix Gnome.

After I finish getting my machine back in order, I plan to take a deeper look into gnome-vfs and gconf. At my day job, I have implemented a virtual file transfer library for the product I work on. I completed this far before I knew of gnome-vfs. I feel I could be of assistance with the project.

15 Aug 2000 (updated 7 Jun 2001 at 16:41 UTC) »

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