Wed 13 Jul 2005

July 13, 2005

  • bugs: There are forty bugs against the screenshooter! It just takes screenshots, for heaven’s sake — how can it be that buggy?? It looks like I’m definitely going to spend some time going through these bugs soon. The highlight of these is a patch from Dan Winship to draw the cursors in the screenshots. Awesome!

  • cooking: After the disasterous All Star game, we made a fruit tart. The crust came out really nicely and the fruit was beautiful. Unfortunately, we accidentally bought tiramisu marscapone instead of plain marscapone which gave the tart a slight coffee flavor. It wasn’t bad, per se, but it tasted a little weird.

  • bookworm: Zana has been bugging me for a long time about adding better syntax checking to bookworm. Instead of doing this, I spent a couple nights teaching her Python. She picked it up really quickly, and she spent most of tonight adding a bunch of sanity checks to the code. It should fail a lot less now.

    Tomorrow, we’re going to tackle the overview dialog and get that going. We’ll see if our relationship survives me teaching her about GtkTreeView…

Tue 22 Jun 2004

June 22, 2004

  • bad dog: Dogs should not be barking at 5:30 in the morning. Jester has been duly chastised. Gotta try to get back to sleep.

  • bugs: I found a cute bug in the control-center yesterday. The only way that gnome-window-properties has worked at all in the past (if it worked) is through relying on malloc reusing the same block that was freed. That is to say, after calling:

    g_free (struct->value); struct->value = g_strdup (str);

    it relied on struct->value pointing to the same block of memory, now with different contents. It’s been this way for over two years.

  • Running: I went to Cambridge this past weekend to help some friends compete in the Boston Urban Challenge. They took fourth, which was a very good finish and good enough to qualify them for the next round in Miami.

  • Travel: I misplaced my Green Card earlier this week. I was worried about making GUADEC but Zana went above the call of duty and sorted through the papers on my desk to find it.