Archive for May, 2004

Workstation Back

Monday, May 31st, 2004

After two and a half months of my workstation being gone for repairs,
it’s finally back. It’s about time. Ugh. The OS was also upgraded
from Red Hat 8 to Fedora Core 2. It’s great to have back, but it
really sucks that the bugzilla installation that I had on it (and
especially the corresponding mysql database) was nuked. I had a todo
list for various bugsquad tasks
that needed to be done as well. Now that my memory has had two and a
half months to wither away, the list is probably gone forever as well.
Sometimes I wish I could just be the admin for the workstation, even
if it would mean that I couldn’t be part of the nightly backups.

What in the world is That?!?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

Last friday, I sent out a
message
asking for suggestions on things to include in my “What in
the world is That?” chapter of my tutorial on
developing with Gnome
. No one responded for three days, so I
started thinking that no one would. I was a little disappointed. But
then it turned into a fairly active thread. While some of the
suggestions were things that were either already in my tutorial or
that I had planned on putting into my tutorial (although not all in
that chapter), there were some cool suggestions and ideas that came
out of it.

On a related note, I’ve used all kinds of devious underhanded tricks
to try to get people to review my tutorial. Such as asking them to
review my tutorial. Okay, so maybe that’s not so devious. I’ve had a
few people state that they would. pbor (Paolo Borelli) is
the first (and only so far) to make significant comments about more
than a single section. He provided some great ideas for things to add
which was really cool. Hopefully, others will review it as well and
continue helping to transform it from a beginner’s project into a
rocking guide.

Yet another blog to waste your time reading (YABTWYTR)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

Yep, I’m joining the fad. I have a blog as well. I might even put something
useful here some day.