Inika came back from Australia this weekend, bearing wonderful gifts:
I continue to spend large portions of my day hacking OmniMark code.
Biked along the Ottawa River for a bit this evening -- watched the sun go down over the Gatineaus. Beautiful...
Note to self: treat Sambal Oelek with a little more respect next time.
Just for yuks the other day, I revisited Sam Rushing's asynchronous sockets library for the first time in a few years. I forgot how impressive this stuff is: it's simple and it's very cool. Glad to see that it's gotten worked into Zope via Medusa. More stuff to distract me, I guess.
The ants are winning. The conflict escalates...
It would appear that I'm sharing my apartment with a (very) extended family of big black ants. This is not optimal. If they go after my food, then they're out: my days of putting up with moochy roommates are over.
Gorgeous weather in Ottawa the last few days. Turns out that this is a great city for bicycling.
That's it, world. Have a good one.
Today's a beautiful, warm, sunny spring day in Ottawa. Outside, the birds are chirping, cyclists cycling, children screaming. The Byward Market is bustling with young folks, happy to have left their coats at home. Everything is right with the world...
Montreal Linux Expo was interesting, if a little sparsely attended. I certainly didn't feel that it was all that well marketed. (I mean, when you find out about these things at work...) Linux Expo Hippest of Show Award: ZeroKnowledge, hands-down!
Enjoyed finally seeing rms speak, but was hoping for a talk with a little more, well, insight. I don't believe he said much that I haven't read in the philosophy section of the GNU site.
Just for yuks, I'll submit my position on a recent article regarding the Advogato certification system. Maybe "Dimwit" is cute, but I think that "Outcast" is a bad call. A couple of reasons, neither of which I believe is original here:
I've been my usual voyeuristic self here on Advogato, and so am very happy with being an "Observer." I really enjoy reading Advogato, but I worry a little bit that the some of us get a little too uptight about the "trust metric/certification" thing.
In other news, I turned 30 today. How did that happen so quickly? Sneaks up when you're not looking, I guess...
More questions later...
The joys of springtime in Ottawa. I just know my friends are laughing at me...
Looking forward to the Linux Expo in Montreal next week.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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