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25 Jun 2002 (updated 25 Jun 2002 at 23:14 UTC) »

Wow. A Journeyer! Thanks to all of those that "sponsored" me. I just had some fun adding myself to the different projects to which I have contributed.

A few days ago, I was finally able to meet telsa in person. This was a new experience for me, because I have never met any fellow GDP/GNOME people face to face. With OLS comming up, I may meet more.

I've been experiencing pain in my wrists with all the typing, and drumming I do, so I've been running about changing my keyboarding and drumming habits. The first thing I noticed is that I put my left hand through crazy calisthenics using FSF Emacs. For some reason, I never use the control key on the right side of the keyboard. Is this common? As for drumming, I know exactly what to do. I recently started taking lessons, and as a result, I've come to realize I grip way to tighly with my index finger and thumb. I'm going to take it easy music-wise and just concentrate on changing my technique.

24 Jun 2002 (updated 24 Jun 2002 at 23:13 UTC) »

I've had reservations about doing this. Some of my friends frequent the "normal" diary pages to satisfy their voyeuristic thirsts for lonley or disturbed individuals willing to completely open themselves up and explain why they dumped so- and-so, or why they like weird sardonic poetry. I'm a private person so the above never really appealed to me. However, I know many who write here, and most of what I've seen is quite interesting and seemingly therapeutic. So... I'll give it a try. I'm not the most interesting person, but wierd things seem to happen to me or around me from time to time. Like say hamsters in the couch...

The other morning I was woken up by loud BANGs and THUDs over my head. So I go upstairs only to see my mother trying to take the couch apart. It turns out one of my sisters let her hamster loose, and it crawled into the couch. I mean into the couch. The thing somehow crawled right into the mesh. I'm happy to say we expect both couch and hamster to make full recoveries.

GNOME 2.0:

I was in charge of getting the gnome-applets docs ready for the gnome2.0 release. I didn't get everything done, so I guess it'll have to wait for whatever 2.0-bugfixed version gets released. The GnomeICU developers are working hard to get a version out for GNOME 2.0, and I'll lend a helping hand with respect to the documentation. Jeremy and friends have done a lot of work and GnomeICU is looking really good.


I'm not at all very political, but I should point out that the recent release of the RIAA's rates for Internet broadcasters has ticked me off. I have no problem with radio and Internet-radio having to pay the artists they are making money off of. However, stations like Monkey Radio (http://www.monkeyradio.org), that are freely broadcasted, and is simply there to expose people to different, more underground or non-common music, have to pay these fees. And of course, these fees will more than likely not go to the artists featured at Monkey Radio.

So sadly, Monkey Radio has "closed shop", and I can no longer have the station play whilst hacking or doing documentation.

I'd like to publicly say "'til we meet again" to dcm and Dan Mueth. Both have decided to leave GNOME and persue their interests elsewhere. Though I have spoken to both privately, I would just like to give a big thanks to these men, as they have helped me alot throughout my GDP work. Thanks guys, and good luck.

Wow. That was alot. And I do feel... somehow better...

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