Why does it cost $300 to fly to London, but $2000 to fly to Perth? Hella hella lame.
-- machine gun fellatio / i'm not afraid of romance
Yay yay yay...
Had a fantastic couple of days with Sarah. Much slacking and cuddling in front of the TV. Late night runs to the supermarket to buy ingredients for things off FoodTV.
And I'm starting to notice I'm picking up her mannerisms...
music: lovetronic - you are love
valentines day: Had a completely fantastic evening with Sarah. We went out to P F Chang's in Walnut Creek and went to a martini bar called Twist before and after. I'm going to spend most of the weekend with Sarah. Yay! :)
I'm not going to come to work from Walnut Creek again in a hurry though - 2.5 hours fighting public transport sucks - especially if you're falling asleep the whole way. BART and Muni and CalTrain oh my!
music: I'm really getting into these hotel costes mix CDs that my cousing Olivier introduced me to. Jazzy french lounge music. It sounds terrible but its really good. I now have all four. They're good music to cook to, good music to sleep on the train to and good music to work to.
music: depeche mode - personal jesus
work: Three people have left the company in the last couple of weeks. I really enjoyed working with all these people. I was a bit angry at first but now I'm just sad. These are the people we most need right now. I'm looking forward to actually being shipped so everyone is a bit less stressed about everything.
life: Life is good. I'm missing Sarah even though I only saw her a couple of days ago. Tonight we're going to Dark Sparkle. That should be great. Its her first time and my second time there. Its only a block from my house so I can't believe I didn't find it before. Speaking of houses I'm moving soon. We gave our evil landlords notice at the start of the month and we've been looking for somewhere to move to. We've been offered a place on Valencia near 19th St, but we'll find out today if we can get a place we want on Duboce - across Valencia from Zeitgeist. Both these places have more character and less rent than our current place. And I'll feel like less of a damned yuppie. Last time I moved out of a brand-new place I swore never to rent somewhere brand-new again. Lets see if I can pull it off this time.
hacking: got my ssh client workingish. Of course the code doesn't build anymore but it will.
weekend: More crazy fun on Saturday night. Thai food, bowling, strip club, Sparky's... I slept till 8:30pm on Sunday...
music: teenage fanclub - radio
life: Goooood! Having a great time. Went out to dinner and then Fake last night with Sarah, a bunch of her friends and Dan. It was Teva's 21st birthday so he came in after midnight. A good time was had by all. More of the same is planned for tonight.
world: Princess Margaret died :-(
hacking: libssh continues to suck less day by day. I'm learning a lot about glib/gobject that I had been able to avoid learning in the past. I really like the GObject object model - I just hate the syntax. I should play with gob2 again sometime. Perhaps after this experience I'll be able to work on GIGL again with a bit more of a clear idea of what I'm doing. Writing it to be glib2/orbit2 from day one is probably the right way to go. The GInterface stuff should fit in nicely with CORBA too.
Going to meet up with Seth sometime soon to talk about how we're going to get metadata in to gnome-vfs post-2.0. We should probably focus on 2.0 first but I think gnome-vfs is basically stable for that release (I just have to go thru bugzilla and fix it).
I'm looking forwards to reading monkeyiq's linux.conf.au papers about libferris. He seems to be experiment with the everything-is-a-filesystem concept in fun ways. I wish I could have made it to linux.conf.au this year, but at this point I'm planning to go next year as I'll be in Australia around then. It'll come down to getting enough time off work.A few short weeks ago I was in a "fuck work - I want to leave this country" mood but these days I'm much more attatched to this crazy place :-)
music: throwing muses - bright yellow gun
Friday... The time is ticking down before the end of the day. I'm looking forward to this weekend - theres much craziness planned for tonight, and I should get to spend a fair amount of time with Sarah! Yay :)
Work was pretty good this week. Got some bugs fixed. Went through most of my bugs, closed some that had been fixed, deferred some I won't fix and made sure I had decent test cases for the rest.
libssh hacking continues on the train... The move to GObject is mostly done. I'm hoping to get a command-line ssh client implemented on top of it next week. At that point I'll look at finishing my sftp implementation so I can plug it into gnome-vfs. Building an ssh daemon on top of this code is a highish priority too.
politics: Australia is going to shit. We're violating the human rights of refugees coming to our country and ignoring the rights of citizens that are being held overseas just so we don't lose access to important economic markets. We suck. I'm sad. It makes it so much harder for me to make fun of Americans' silly president. Luckilly humorists in this country are getting over their post-S11 fear of criticizing the administration.
life: Went up to walnut creek yesterday evening to visit Sarah. Drank coffee and watched The Real Life. The trip up there and back wasn't too bad either.
car: it looks like I'm getting a 1975 Fiat Spider 124. Needs a bit of work but it looks like a fun car. Oh, the car looks kinda like this but red.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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