Older blog entries for shaleh (starting at number 4)

Went to Frys for the first time in several months. Was looking for a pcmcia compact flash reader. They are out indefinately, but Best Buy has them (-: But since I was there I had to wander around. Found a PIM that is built into a pcmcia card. It mounts as a memory device, have to talk to Hinds on monday and find out how those things work.

So, got an e-mail back from the GNU translation contact. Looks like I am going to have fun and start a Latin i18n / l10n project (-: After a bit of playing, I realize I need to go buy some latin dictionaries and what not. I think I can crib some translation ideas from Italian though. Hopefully, davidw does not mind helping.

Started reading the mailutils code again. Gonna implement MH finally.

RevKrusty has working KDE debs. We are going to get together and split the debs up and convice the maintainer it is a good thing (-:

My TODO list keeps growing, but it is nice to have something to work against. I am such a scatter brain.

Ryan (neuro) welcome to Debian. it is sooo nice to see new maintainer open.

So kde-base refuses to complete a make install. Seems like DESTDIR is not being passed onto the makefiles like it should. I was really looking forward to playing with Konqueror -- I could have a completely free system. Netscape is one of my last closed source items.

KOffice compiles and installs, but fails to run with some kind of mime error, seems like it does depend in base in some way.

The debian packages of KDE need to be changed IMHO. We compiled each kde tarball into one mega package -- who wants all of KDE's games? I don't need the KDE window manager, but Konqueror would be nice. Seems like we need to break this down and make some task packages to catch up the slack.

So spent most of today trying to get the lame ass piece of shit that is qt 2.1 to compile into a deb. Man, I have seen better makefiles from 14 year olds and this is a company. Troll Tech, hire someone who knows what the hell make clean does will ya.

Well, hopefully I will get KDE to go after I get qt installed. Seems people on debian-user want it and RevKrusty may need some help.

Now I need to figure out how to turn a persons name into a link here on advogato.

First day, reading all the interesting things there are to read.

Something intersting on the web, been a long time since I found that.

Spoke at Sacremento LUG last night. I think it went well. The group is small, but has a good range of knowledge. It was also nice and informal. A welcome change over SVLUG.

I added my first Debian maintainer Tuesday. It feels real good. Was assigned two more applicants yesterday. One of them is not looking too good.

So, went to the Bay Area Freebsd User Group meeting tonight. Topic was a comparison of linux to bsd. First thing I noticed was the higher caliber of the attendants. These people are all kernel hackers. I felt a little outgunned. The chat went well and was decently flame free. Did my best to do a linux != red hat. Mentioned apt (yay jgg). Mostly everyone talked about minor differences in implementation of features. Big thing I noticed was how much more willing bsd people seemed to be to buddy up to companies and proprietary code. All in all, a good night.

Sara[h] if you ever read this, let me say you are one amazingly beautiful woman.

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