I few months ago I hit another wall posting. I didn't feel like posting about how I was actually feeling (I'd have to work it out for me to post about it) or what was really going on in my life (I'd have to stop for long enough to write it down) so I just stopped. So, what have I been doing? Well, for a start I've been working. Nothing spectacular there, I'm working on new and interesting things and old and dull things at the same time. We've released our second product, launched our second carrier and announced a launch in our second country. Theres a whole lot more of this stuff on the way, but I'm not really connected to it. I've got my own little world of code I live in, unconnected to releases that people actually see or are aware of. Outside of work I've been having a great time. I'm going out a lot and spending time with a lot of different people. I haven't been doing much music stuff recently, not have I really gotten much software written actually. Ahh, well - c'est la vie. I've started an intermediate French class in Palo Alto, near work. I'm really enjoying that. Its a small class - just three of us plus the teacher and I'm finding my French really improving. I've got my tickets for flying off to Europe in late September now too. I'm going to spend a weekend in New York City, then head off to France and Swizerland for a couple of weeks with my Mum and then go on to England to work for a few days. I don't really feel like I desperately need a holiday right now but I'm really looking forward to it. I haven't spent a decent amount of time with my Mum for far too long and I haven't been in Europe in the summer or autumn for a long tim
I'm trying to work out what pfremy is on about. I'm actually kind of hurt by his rants about how bad Eazel was about working with the rest of the community. I guess as a KDE user he's uniquely qualified to comment on the workings of GNOME. I guess whats not so clear to him as a KDE user is that the stuff in Nautilus that doesn't "fit" into GNOME 1.4 is basically stuff that was missing that was later integrated into core GNOME libraries.
pfremy's little KDE facts page is strange. Counting the days between unicode Qt and Gtk+ releases, etc. Is it a race? Aren't we all meant to be trying to develop a bunch of good free software? Thats why I'm doing this. I choose GNOME over KDE for a variety of reasons - primarily familiarity. I'm not going to make a list counting days between the implementation of various features.
I guess "get a life" is the best way to summarize this message.
Valgrind is amazing.
I have tried using Insure++, Purify, TotalView, dmalloc and efence before, but Valgrind is the only one thats been finding these bugs. Free Software wins.
Now to complain to my Rational sales rep.
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