Older blog entries for rbrady (starting at number 5)

Maybe I would accomplish more if I stopped drinking so much tea :

  • Progess on gote. Should be at an 'acceptable to submit'. state by the end of the work. But of course, there is the project.
  • Playing with Devanagari rendering for pango. Have a design for the shaper that ought to work, am experimenting with it. The big problem, of course, will be proofreading it's output, due to all the conjuncts and ligatures. :(
  • At home (Leicester, United Kingdom) for the 'Easter break'. Have no friends here really. Rather bored. Thinking about going out Friday to Oxygen, a club that I hear might be good.
  • Thinking about modifying the house alarm system so it doesn't bleep so loudly when you turn it on. (it's currently rather loud, and wakes people up. [ which is good thing if it detected evil people enter the house, but not a good thing if you just turned it on.) But nevermind
  • Licensing laws for England and Wales are going to be fixed! Yay!
  • Somone should write a compiler for heraldry/vexicology. I want to be able to say 'red, green, yellow horizonal tricolor', and get the right flag. Same with coats of arms, and so on. This would be neat to embed in freeciv, so as to avoid shipping around hundreds of little flags graphics. :)
  • Should really start looking for a job.

Have tickets to get to Paris to Guadec now.

The schedule is silly. I will spend much more time between Southampton and London Heathrow than I will actually in the air.

It's 2000, roll on personal helicopters! :)

Wow, this link fest idea quite cool.

Today, Paul, Jodi, and myself went on the Great Sausage Hunt. We took photographs of them. There's a journal of our expedition in one of these links.

Um, I give up now :).

Not a good day for hacking, although I now know that I like the javascript embedding interface.

Managed to get up this morning and struggled into Real Time & and Embedded systems labs, where I played with making embedded system for a lift. Went ok.

Working on gote : managed to crush the "generating invalid TTF files" bug. Or at least, I made it have less bugs of that sort. In retrospect, it is rather strange that it was working at all, but that's life I guess. (I was writing out some fields in the wrong order.)

Question of the day : what MIME media type should fonts be? I am pondering registering a new "font/" type, as I don't think it fits well in "application". We could have font/truetype, font/opentype, font/type1, font/type1metrics, font/bdf, font/pcf, and so on. Will have to investigate how to register this.

Today was an annoying day. I had one only lecture. Normally this would be a cause for celebration, but my lecture was at 0900. :( Fortunately, the lecturer also agreed that this was an unsatisfactory time, and the lecture has now been moved to Friday 1350. This means I have 6 lectures on Friday. Eep!

Starting coding on Gote again.

Well, that's 3 out of four of my exams done. Remaining one, is on Saturday. Saturday Morning. Ah well. Plenty of time to learn^H^H^H^H^Hrevise the course.

Done work on lots of random stuff today : freeciv, and my pet project Gnomud, which is very nearly preferable to running tinyfugue in an xterm. (yes, I know the name is cliched. sorry.)

Unknown to me, it turns out a fellow student (indeed : someone in the same course and year as me), has written a RiscOS-like filer for GTK+ called RoX. This is notable due to it's support for the X Direct Save protocol, which is a neat little specification to support saving by dragging a file from an app to a file manager.

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