15 October 2000

Wrote some code to convert arbitrary elliptic arcs to
bezier curves for the gnome-print driver in dia. This
should stop people sending bug reports in about that
problem. The output looks very nice, so no one should
notice that it isn’t real elliptic arcs. I was talking with
Chema about adding support for arcs in gnome-print itself,
possibly using my code as a fallback for drivers that don’t
support them.

13 October 2000

I went to see The Dish at the
cinema last night. It is a very good movie, and I recommend
watching it. Apparently the release date is next week, so
this was an advanced screening. They also had advanced
screenings in Perth for Chopper back when it was

People have started putting in their nominations for the
gnome-foundation board elections. We have enough candidates
for an election to be necessary. None of the Sun guys have
nominated yet. Maybe they will now that the OpenOffice
source code has been released.

3 October 2000

I handed in my dissertation today. The due date was Monday,
but I got a one day extension, which was really helpful as
it meant I could polish it a bit more. I feel much less
stressed now that is out of the way. Maybe back to a bit
more hacking now :-)

1 October 2000

As I have been pretty much house bound for the past two
weeks, working on my dissertation, I ordered a few cd’s from
78s (one of the
best music stores in Perth) over the internet. Very good
service, and the much faster than other places I tried.

Got a copy of the new Turnstyle record Geek Party. It is
a good compilation.

Looks like they sold Fatso
for AU$80,450. Eric
goggles sold for a fair amount as well.
There is a nice quote from him on the auction page at