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Playing with fire, well, mesa…

I've been playing with drm, xorg and mesa. Mesa is really fun to build, with the most unusual build system I've used in a long time. You actually have to add and remove stuff from the Makefiles to actually get git to build. I've sent four patches the the mailing list just for build fixes. […]

Copying code from Linux to OpenBSD

I've just seen this article. I have read the entire thread, and am really horrified with the response of a couple of OpenBSD developers, especially Theo de Raadt who seems very, well, I'll leave the the adjective up to you. I would be really angry if somebody copied chunks of my GPL code and then […]

Lots of profiles should use GConf?

GNOME Power Manager stores different profiles depending on the serial numbers of the batteries inserted into the laptop. This means we can profile separately, and still provide accurate times when the user only has the second battery inserted “some of the time“. At the moment, I'm creating two 4Kb comma separated value files for each […]

Can you pay me lots of money for writing code?

700 quid to fix the car. Ouch ouch ouch. You don't get many diesel injector pumps to the pound these days. And that's with a discount…So I'm very poor now. Anyone want to hire a GNOME hacker over the summer (in about 6 weeks time) when my finals are finished? Drop me an email if […]


Andre Klapper added me on facebook. I've spoken to him loads on bugzilla and once at GUADEC – but didn't put a name to a face. This morning I saw his photo and had a “Name to a face” gasp moment. I'm generally really rubbish at remembering names when people introduce themselves.So if I know […]

Comments on my blog

I've had to disable anonymous comments on this blog, the number of spam postings is getting too much. Sorry.

Breaking down

Gahh. My car engine stopped half way from my girlfriends to my grandparents. I coasted about 40 meters until I could pull over, and then checked the usual: oil, diesel, water and fuses. I guessed it was some sort of fuel issue, either a blocked filter, blocked injectors or broken fuel pump. Without tools, it […]

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