Sun 04 Nov 2001

  • Meta: Missed all of October. I went to another wedding in Chicago during that time. Zana and I got cell phones. I worked a lot on the GtkTreeView; it’s getting close to finished now. So much happened, so little was detailed. I suppose I should write it down so I can remember, if nothing else.

  • Design: The OXO Good Grips people continue to impress me. After a string of Mediocre products recently (I did not like their can opener) I was floored by their new Tea Kettle. Wow! I bet all Tea Kettles in the future work like that.

  • Location: I seem to be writing entries primarily in airports, nowadays. (-:

Tue 10 Apr 2001

  • guadec: It’s over now. It ended up being one gigantic blur of hackers, meetings, discussions, and other such goings on. There’s a lot of cool stuff going on in GNOME right now — we just need to finish it all and get a release out.

  • location (copenhagen): Spent a lot of time wandering around the city (and certainly have the blisters to prove it. Saw the danish national museum, with gleblanc, Yu Yu (from mandrake) and the other labs guys this morning. Lots of Viking paraphernalia. I’ll try to write up a more detailed account (with photos!) of Copenhagen when I get back.

  • sas: No room to type in these seats. Playing 102 dalmations doesn’t improve my mood at all.

  • nautilus: It’s actually pretty darn cool (when it works) for viewing files. I took a lot of photos with the digital camera and used this to play with them afterwards.

Fri 06 Apr 2001

  • guadec: Really busy day. Helped give a GTK+-2.0 this morning by confusing everyone on how the new tree widget works. Hopefully every one will figure out how to use it as well as how cool it is. Saw a talk on . Missed Rob Gringle’s talk while eating lunch, and trying to get the networking working. Still haven’t read my mail. Saw a sobering talk on usability by a Sun engineer. Watched Michael Meeks talk on bonobo with Owen later. Had a pretty fun talk with Jody, who showed me what is happening in gnumeric. Finally, working group with everyone on GNOME and Havoc describing the Foundations discussions.

  • GNOME: There’s a lot of cool stuff going on!

  • food: Danish food is pretty interesting, but not great. We had a nice Danish lunch yesterday with pickled cabbage pickled herring, some sort of white potatoes, and gravy. Lunch was interesting. I put what I thought was cheese on my sandwich, only to find it was shredded horseraddish. There was some mayonnaise-like substance that wasn’t mayonnaise (I never figured out what it was.)

  • location (copenhagen): Sort of dreary and depressing. It’s also fairly compact. Very bike accessible. I like that.