Recent blog entries for voltron

the birds seem confused lately. but true, it is often raining or dark.

nothing useful lately, nor likely.

lately i've been feeling increasingly isolated, frustrated, and utterly worn down.

i'm going to start porting dbus and hal to freebsd, i think.

was working on one of the evolution bounties here and there, but gave up. it wasn't much fun, but i'll blame it on libtool.

i applied for a sysadmin job. getting it would be a nice present.

let's play a game. it's called you lose.

everything i want to do seems to depend on another thing, in a circular manner, so nothing gets done. it's like plates motionless at a fault that is all my own.

also, i got a "dead" thinkpad and fixed it by wedging pencil erasers around the loose internal ac plug.

complex |< --- >| simple

yes, i will rebecome active on advogato as some software i've been working on recently could soon be releasable, and the experience of the site will compel me to move swiftly.

although i have not posted, i have read faithfully.

also, my recent employment at a copy center has me working with half people, half machines. how fitting.

anti gentoo sentiment boiled over in #gnome today.

speaking of which freebsd 5.0-RELEASE is fun. easing into the hammock of gcc 3, am 1.7, lt 1.4, etc.

not very comfortable yet.

Why are project names so important?
first impression

Is it the name of the project or the code of the project that matters the most to people?
name

I know that communities need their names, but which is most important on the grand scheme of things?
the name

Do projects with the greatest code but the crappiest name still succeed, and vice versa?
no, and yes

allenchen has reinforced my faith in humanity with this diary entry.

stuff i'm hacking on:

profterm (tab highlight on output):

zvt might have a but in its "got_output" signal emission code, but i'd be more apt to blame the problem on my own code.
gmeat:
freshmeat's search-xml started returning blank documents to non-browser clients in the past few days. sent mail asking what is going on.
notebook:
also working on a notebook widget with integrated tab close buttons. coming along decently so far.

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