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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.
5 Jun 2002 (updated 5 Jun 2002 at 05:48 UTC) »

worked on adding tab highlight on output to profterm. trying to attach to the zvt "got_output" signal resulted in an infinite loop of signal_emit()s, and i have no idea why. i basically just copied and pasted code for the title_changed signal, so it "should have worked". here is the patch so far, let me know if you fix it.

i'll mail the first person to fix this for me 2 us dollars.

heh, ok, let's see

did well in $SCHOOL this quarter. tonight is the last night of work. then going home. going to sleep. going to some shows this weekend. the crown on thursday, down on friday (i know), and sigh on saturday. and i saw motorhead and morbid angel last friday. quite a start to the summer. not really sure beyond that, but i don't really care right now.

so, i may be able to attribute my newfound academic success to, among other things, distancing myself from the desire to work on projects. this must change for the summer, as i have much planned.

ack

also, went out to dinner with duncanm and Ankh the other weekend. had a really good time with those 2.

so, next week, i'll hopefully be back.

listening to white stripes all day. bored as fuck. should hack. should.

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