Last night was the weekly EUGLUG meeting. As usual, I spent 5:30pm till midnight there. After a full work day. Call it community service. No installs (was a busy night, but nobody new needing one), but lots of questions, hacks, and demos. A little shell scripting, a little Staroffice hacking (the database in SO5.1 sucks...), some mortgage calculations, some xscreensaver, and a failed attempt to get Canvas 7 to work with Mandrake 7
Went home, watched some Tivo (which I have decided is really worth it - I program a week or better to watch at once, and it finds me stuff to fill in the gaps, so there is always something to put on. At lowest rez, it's really decent except for fast action, and I have a 60" tv, so if it's good for me, it's pretty good.) and to bed finally around 2am.
Work was busy, a little of everything from Win95 installs to .procmail fixing. Attempt #2 at Canvas fails with RH6.1. Corel strikes out again.
Joined the grepmail developers mailing list, and proposed an 'uniq' addition to the feature list, which I've wanted for years, to help me clean up old duplicate mailboxes. (I'm a mail packrat). Gonna try to find time to hack it out this weekend. Another EUGLUG meeting Saturday, with someone giving a presentation on kernel compiling.
jamesh: you have a knack for finding bugs in the diaries, your current diary has an open " in the html, and it indents everyone below it.
starshine: I agree we need some more points in the curve for the certifications, whether it remains one curve or goes multi-dimensional (parallel dimensional?)
I like the color scheme someone proposed earlier in the day. advogato still needs a search.
Curious about the Stampede thing... the letter hints but doesn't say what was going on directly. Can't say I blame them, but some AC on /. might let the cat out of the bag for the rest of us, ok?
Anyone have any comments about the new Trove categories on Sourceforge? Seems interesting. Also seems like a good way to see what projects are active. If nobody create a trove listing for it, it's inactive. Now if only someone will cull freshmeat a bit...
Anyone find onlinephotolab useful? I mean it's a great hack, and proves that gimp is king, but it's too slow and limited compared to just running local photo adjusting (try cropping) I think the photo storage and sharing is cool though.
Maybe I'll try to find some time to clean my place up this weekend, mow the grass, code some code, watch some tv, do some LUG, and stay happy and alert. Probably not all of the above, but I'll try.