Still not dead.
I'm a murderer.
Today I felt I had to certify someone, and not because of the contribution they've made to free software and its community. This is not a nice feeling at all. It would be nice to not care about issues like this, so I wouldn't feel compelled to make such a noxious little statement, but that's the price of having free will in a way.
In other news, the weather continues clement. In fact, the weather continues to be stinking bloody clement, most unseasonally so for Brisbane. 38C this Saturday, wah!
Project idea - hack CPAN.pm so it produces RPM targets. Instantly, the hell of installing packages like RT2 and mangling your native Red Hat install (via chewing up the Perl RPMs) goes away (yes, I know debian can do this in a couple of ways). Come, my friends, let us ride once more into the breach, and &c!
Oh yeah, and let love rule.
Had some afternoon tea with mbp yesterday. He still won't port rsync to CP/M, though. Chiz chiz.
The choir decided it needed some sort of group calendar, so I hunted around and found phpGroupWare, which shows great promise as an alternative to Micros~1 Exchange.
I've found myself getting involved in the development thereof - so far, at least, by breaking it and finding bugs. It's been a fascinating experience watching the project develop and grow, from the inside, so to speak. I've suggested an idea or two which have been incorporated, which is gratifying, and I'm actually coming up to speed on the code. Actual code! Aiiieeee!
Work, such as it is, continues at the Cthonic ISP with the soul-searing, non-Euclidean machine room.
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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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!