Muahaha. My latest world domination project: play ASCII Art Doom (and Quake, and Quake2, and Frozen Bubble, etc.). My dithering algorithms are still a lot less powerful than AAlib, but at least I have colour!
Wow, one year and a half without any entry in this public place. I'm still maintaining my private diary, but since people complained I wasn't updating this one, here are some news: I now live in Paris, somewhere between Tour Eiffel and Arc de Triomphe. Cute place. Still haven't got my diploma, but everything should be finished on Tuesday. Ex-gf going out with absolute moron, which should theoretically suck generous amounts of raw eggs, but actually I don't care. Going to ride da world on a snowboard in 2 weeks. ph34r! And if everything goes well I'll start my PhD in less than two months. ph34r t00!
Going to FOSDEM tomorrow. Coding. Drinking beer. Making fun of RMS. Giving my GPG fingerprint to people I'll never ever see again. Drinking beer. Bwahahahaha.
I closed 22 of my Debian bugs tonight. I should be happy, but since some of them were more than one year old I think I probably deserve a kick in the butt instead...
VLC 0.5.0 is out, and it's awesome. Shitloads of new codecs, DVD navigation, support for transcoding, remultiplexing, remulticasting, an UGLY METAL SKIN on OS X (because Steve said metal was good), a thread-safe Mozilla plugin, and it even works under retarded systems like BeOS, Hurd and WinCE. Cool.
LSM nightmare: I missed my train yesterday, and there were no more non-smoking seats on the next one. The trip was awful, hot and smoky. And of course, at my arrival at Bordeaux there were no more buses, so I had to take a taxi but there were at least 50 people waiting for a taxi, so I had to walk a bit before finding one. Then I discovered there were no sheets on my bed. Then I discovered there were no open restaurants in the area. Then I discovered my bag had experienced a shower gel incident during the trip, which means I won't probably be able to take any photos from the event, since my digital camera suffered a bit. And of course, it could have got even worse on the personal side (and it actually has). What a great day!
Debian: met a few other Debian developers at LSM. It's always nice to associate faces with IRC nicks.
Wow, much ado about libdvdcss. Not that I complain, but it wasn't probably worth a /. story. At least one guy definitely made my day.
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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