This morning, my spontaneous response to a guy complaining about the first rainy day after weeks of sunshine and temperatures >25C was: "The day will come when you'll be very happy about every single raindrop."
A true but scary thought.
Nassler & Schneider
I saw Nassler & Schneider in concert on Thursday. It was just amazing. Two classical/latin guitars, some percussion elements, mild use of synthesizer and live recording/playback effects, and a unique mix of classical, spanish, latin and jazz influences.
If you ever get the chance to see these two masters of the guitar in concert, don't hesitate to go!
Kernel hacking for fun and credit points
...is one of the things I'll be doing at university this semester (although I don't actually need the credit points). There are various other interesting courses, but I haven't made a final decision on which of them to take. Anyways. Good times :)
Etch is out
Of course I'm a bit late to blog about this... Etch has been released. It's working well on several of my machines. Congratulations to the Debian project for a successful release!
"I just love it when a plan comes together!"
I finished implementing a bit of interesting infrastructure for the next major release of Familiar today. It's great to see stuff come together that started out as a rough plan devised at breakfast one day long ago. Arguably, early January wasn't long ago but it feels like forever given how busy I've been (with other stuff).
Anyways, there's more infrastructure waiting to be specified and implemented. On to more fun... :)
So, evolution is one of those applications that I don't altogether like but can't work without. It's simply the only application that handles my deeply nested folder structure on the load of IMAP accounts halfway well.
Recently, however, a number of annoyances started piling up. Today I got so annoyed that I downloaded the source code and patched the stupidities away. Most importantly there are a lot less confirmation dialogs now and the folder sorter order is sane again.
Now back to Familiar infrastructure...
Migration Complete (Almost)
I finally managed to migrate most services from the old (crashy) workstation to the new one. Migrating my pretty complex e-mail filtering setup took the most time. There are still a few things left on the old machine - mostly all sorts of random data. I will gradually move that stuff over when I need it and sort it while I'm at it.
Anyways. I'll be able to start with productive work again tomorrow. Good stuff :)
The sun is shining, my room has received a good bit of spring cleaning, and the trash bin is full. What more can I say? I'm pleased with the result.
Now on to the car...
Update: The car is nice and clean again as well now :)
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