23 May 2003
(updated 23 May 2003 at 19:03 UTC) »
Downloaded the latest and greatest zip file from Aztec
Did the usual code walkthrough, looking for interesting parts. Found lots of reusable code in the process.
RH 8.0, KDevelop, KDE, Qt
Played with the above tools trying to put some classes together that were taken from other projects. Was a bit bothered by KDE's and Qt's way of connecting signals to slots, but prevailed in the end. It might take some time
in accepting how things get called in KDE, though, as I really am not a real fan of this mechanism.
Anyway, this is a Good Thing since time is all what is needed in getting up to
speed in KDE.
Been working on the outdoor table for two days now. I got two 4x4 8ft and two 2x6 8ft beams. Made a simple table out of it by cutting the 4x4 into 4 pieces of 30 inch high and the 2x6 into two 3 feet and two 5 feet. Drilled 1/4 holes near the corner and bolted the joints using 1/4x6 threaded bolt.
Also got some nice tiles (1x1) designed for inlay work near bottom part of the legs. Might look for alternatives like fake ivory tiles, rounded or square is preferable.
Also bought a quart of wood stain for darkening the wood. Burgundy is nice along with the fake ivory inlay. That would be really sweet.
Will also be getting from Home Depot some 3/4x6 6ft or 1x8 6ft wood planks for the tabletop. Fake ivory tiles will also get inlaid there as well. [ 1
Also started working on the Fire Pit yesterday as I made initial prep on the ground. Dug a feet deep and layered it with 2 inches of gravel. Next is probably line the wall with cheap used bricks, stacking it high up two and a half from the base. Diameter of the pit was, I think, 30 inches.
The $BIG_MAN mentioned something about implementing a code repository for managing the growing codebase here. He openly asked me about what I was using and I told him about CVS, its features and limitations. He was (I think) interested since there are now numerous issues about code being lost or overwritten. So I might step up to the plate and let him see my personal CVS running on Linux and probably install CVS on a Linux or W2K box and have it connected to the outside world so the Russkies can dig in there.