3 Mar 2003 walters   » (Master)


Got my car towed from my own apartment's parking lot...again. It cost me $100. That kind of set a bad tone for the rest of the day. It's my fault of course for leaving my parking pass in another car...but...damn. $100. You'd think they'd learn to recognize the cars here and not tow resident's cars, too. Gah.

Went out to dinner with the 'rents tonight, it was good. Had some excellent pasta.

Free Software

I registered as an associate member of the FSF the other day. I like donating to the FSF; they do all sorts of good stuff. But one bonus of becoming a member is this nifty bootable business card. So while I'm sure this card is targeted for i386 machines, I decided to stick it in my laptop (a tibook), just to see what was on there. Unfortunately, while my CDROM drive accepted it after a few tries, my laptop likes it so much now that it refuses to eject it. My laptop also makes this evil whirring sound whenever I try. I guess it's too small for the tracks or whatever to get a grip on it and push it back out. Unfortunately I can't see any alternative way to eject it. Looks like it's got to go back to Apple repair...sigh. They'll probably reinstall MacOS again just to punish me.

While waiting for AAA to come jump-start my car (oh yeah, the battery died too), SyntaxPolice and I did some more apt hacking. We actually got our tree to compile. Woo. Still lots more to do.

Uploaded gnome-speech to Incoming. I also finished fixing the Gnopernicus build system. Yay. Just have to wait now on Akira to upload the CVS version of at-spi before I can upload Gnopernicus to Debian.

Spent a bit of time working on fontconfig. I debconfiscated it, updated it to 2.1.90, merged some patches, and cleaned up some other bits. Hopefully it will help alleviate the growing bug list.

Thanks thom for pointing out the XML-RPC Advogato interface! Very cool.

Oh, and finally: I think Erroneous Button (on the toolbar) is the funniest thing. I decided I need one in every application I use.

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