Tue 24 Feb 2004

  • File Selector: Working with Federico on the filechooser has been a lot of fun!! The file selector is starting to feel really good. A few more tweaks and the “Open With” mode will be in good shape. The “Save as” mode needs more love, but we’re definitely making progress. This dialog is definitely going to excite a lot of people when it is released.

    I’ve been tracking down some stray pixels the past week. I lost three on Friday, and seem to have an extra six today. I think I know where they’re coming from, but I’m going to have to a bit of refactoring to make them go away.

  • Hack: So, my sore throat appears to have developed into a full-blown cough. Blah. On the plus side, Zana has been very good to me. She made me Congee and dumplings tonight, with extra dumplings for me.

Sun 22 Feb 2004

  • File Selector: I did more work. The path bar is almost done. I hope to spend the rest of next week getting the behavior right. It’s starting to look pretty nice now; at least on my machine. (-:

  • semantics: What does “troubled” mean?

    When someone says they’re “troubled” by an event, does that mean that they’re against it? That they don’t understand it enough? It really sounds like a cop-out word to me.

  • Food: Went out for BBQ with some others from RH (though we left when the others went to see a movie). The food was pretty tasty, though a little on the dry side. I wasn’t in North Carolina quite long enough to become a BBQ snob, but I do enjoy it when it is good. The sweet-tea was not so good. So much so that Zana and I went to Chick-Fil-A earlier today.

Wed 18 Feb 2004

  • File Selector: I volunteered to help Federico clean up the file selector for the 2.4 release. It’s been really nice to work on GTK+ again. I hadn’t done much in the way of widget work in the last couple months, and it felt good to write a size_allocate function.

  • Sysadmin: Spent large parts of last week and this doing sysadmin work, both for gnome.org and for my home machine. I’m currently fully stymied by cyrus. I tried to migrate Zana’s mail to a newer version, to no luck. It just isn’t noticing that the mail is there. It’s extremely frustrating for me, and I’m really close to just dumping cyrus for something I can understand. If anyone has a good idea of how cyrus’s on-disk format works, please let me know.

  • books: “Reading Lolita in Tehran”. It’s well written, and a good description of post-revolutionary Iran, albeit one that’s a few years dated. I would still love to go tour Iran some day, but not in the near future. Some day…

  • control center: As I promised Jody, I’ve been going through theme-manager bugs last week. A good chunk of the bugs are old and can be closed, but there were some good ones there. Hopefully it will play nicer with some people now.