6 Sep 2000 vicious   » (Master)

Wed Sep 6 00:43:10 PDT 2000

I have so much real work to do, so why oh why did I spent like an hour hacking gdialog and gcharmap. Braindamage. That's the only explanation. An alternate explanation is that I'm an ego asshole and want to get my name in as many changelogs as possible. Pick your favourite reason.

Anyway, today I realized that it IS possible to make it from home to class in 20 minutes given two conditions 1) I park in a garage that's very close to my classes 2) said garage contains an empty spot. Now #2 is the one that's usually a tougie. But on tuesdays/thursdays I have class starting at 2 in the afternoon which means it is somewhat likely that I will find a spot. Now getting out of the garage is another story as this seems to be the most car jam prone part of the campus.

Anyway, coding wise I'm doing a bit here and a bit there, not very concentrated on anything. Since I'm listed as one of the maintainers of gnome-utils I've played a "good maintainer" and fixed the build. Fixed some panel bugs/crashes as well. Nothing truly notable. I think gnome-core/applets is due for a release, now I have to convince jacob to actually do the release as he's the core/applets release-monkey. (Ever wonder how I got out of doing releases of stuff that I actually maintain? It's magic I tell you, and plenty of laziness on my part)

I've also actually read some slashdot lately. And even posted a couple of comments. Mostly when I saw somebody who's obviously taken a bit too much crack. I think people read too much into things. First, TT GPLs Qt. Cool. Some flamage, but managable. Then RMS posts about how good that is, and that he gives legal (and political I bet) forgiveness for using FSF copyrighted code, in KDE, that is making sure that GPL is applied fully. Flamage galore. Including a KDE reply saying (more politly) "fuck off RMS". Now this is what I don't get. Nobody said absolutely anything bad about anything. Yet it is always possible to just pull random flames out of ones ass. Most people didn't actually read the texts. They just read the comments. And thus subjectively responded to a subjective response, by saying something like "you are an idiot, foo is better then bar, because 2 more people like foo, and RMS is also an idiot because he likes bar, and he wants things to be called GNU and thus he is the devil".

I'm rambling ... ignore me ...

By the way, have you paid your "The World" tax to me and sacrificed 3 sheep today? Better do it soon, before I'm elected god and gain the powers to throw around lightning bolts, and lick my own testicles. Oh wait, the last is a dog thing not a god thing. But it wouldn't be too bad I don't think.

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