Wed 21 Feb 2001

  • hacking: Played with AisleRiot2 some more tonight. Zana’s been whipping out the games, so I feel like I should be working on the backend some. I gratuitously made GDeckSlot a widget, so that I could reuse the keyboard handling code in GTK+. I may revisit this decision in the future, but it works for now.

  • kitchen: I bought new containers for everything two weekends ago. I finally got around to filling them, recently. There’s something just cool about having a little stoneware bottle that says ‘Oil’ holding olive oil. I guess I’m just easily pleased.

  • i18n: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO ME! Pretty cool, despite having gone from novel to overplayed in less then half a day…

  • music: We seem to be in the process of acquiring a piano from Zana’s parents. I wonder if I can still play.

Sat 17 Feb 2001

  • hacking (GTK+-HEAD): Did a bunch of small things to the tree widget yesterday. It was therapeutic to actually work on GTK+ again, as opposed to doing config tools. I found I had forgotten half my C. I kept leaving ‘;’ off the end of the lines, and tried to put a ‘print’ statement in my code. I did a bunch of small changes to the tree, including foolishly accepting a patch from alexl. Owen pointed out that his object, while being a neat feature, could probably be implemented easily in GtkTreeView. Going there to look, I discovered I’d already half done so. Sheesh…

  • entertainment: Watched Toy Story 2 with Zana. It was very entertaining, and extremely well done.

Thu 15 Feb 2001

  • work (conftools): Did a bunch of work on bindconf this week. Elliot put it in the tree tonight, and it should make its way out to rawhide eventually.

  • hacking (GTK+-HEAD): I gave some thought to dialog boxes. Bug #50537 has a simple solution, but I was thinking that it would be good to have a GTK_DIALOG_STYLE_ enum that would let you determine the style of the dialog (ie. buttons on the side, no hrule, message, tabbed). Not 100% sure where I’m going with this, but at least we should be able to get rid of the problematic hrule cleanly.

  • valentines day: I got a foil covered Britney Spears card from dcm to give to Zana. Who knew he was such a Britney fan???? I went with Zana shopping for a DVD player tonight. We were planning on buying one for ourselves as a present, but were overwhelmed by options. It seems like our previously cool TV is incapable of taking advantage of a lot of the features available. Went out to Four-Eleven afterward for dinner. Food was okay, but not great (given the price). Company was good though.

Sun 11 Feb 2001

  • work (conftools): Went to bed at 5:30 last night, but woke up at 11:30 this morning b/c I had so much caffeine coursing through my blood. Zana spent yesterday reorganizing our books. We’re going to need to get another bookshelf.

Sat 10 Feb 2001

  • work (conftools): Finally did the release of apacheconf to testers-list. Got moved to bindconf. Blah. I was hoping to clean up AisleRiot with Zana this weekend, but it looks like I’ll have to punt that yet again. )-:

  • food: Went to the very cool Indian restaurant with Zana and Owen where Owen and I nerded most of the time. Owen and I both got manly dishes spice at 8 in a scale from 1 to 10. They burnt all the hairs off of my tongue! Anyway, Owen helped me with my homework, so I can hopefully get a bunch of bindconf working this weekend.

  • clothes: It was too warm today to wear the sweater. In theory it will be 30 degrees (F) on Monday, so maybe I can wear it then.

  • suckiness (others): This seems to be making the rounds, but it’s pretty funny nonetheless. Someone’s having a worse week then me:

Fri 09 Feb 2001

  • work: sucked. Spent too long there. Got home to find the doggy had made a mess in the back room. Spent a while cleaning up — I’ll have to be up late waiting for his cage to dry. Maybe I can do some hacking on the ripping software in the interim.

  • clothes: Zana knitted me a sweater. It’s very cool. I will wear it tomorrow, assuming the weather doesn’t get in the way.

Thu 08 Feb 2001

  • hacking (apacheconf): At work a long time. Didn’t make the release today so hopefully we can do so tomorrow. I played Bryce at ping-pong this afternoon, and did a lot better in the second game — holding on to lose 18-21.

  • music: My headphones seemed slip into mono at some point today. I need to see if I can get them fixed.

Wed 07 Feb 2001

  • hacking: Spent half the day getting Crutcher’s printconf program automake’d and in CVS, and half the time trying to get a release of apacheconf. Phil claimed to have it generating httpd.conf files, but I’ll have to try it myself tomorrow. I think we’ll try and make a public release tomorrow.

  • entertainment: Movie of the night was 13th Warrior. Mr Cranky pegged it when he described it as “a cross between ‘Dances with Wolves,’ ‘Braveheart’ and two hours of television static.” I think there was a Miller Light commercial mixed in there somewhere.

  • dog: Time to walk the doggy.

Tue 06 Feb 2001

  • hacking (apacheconf): Hosed at work. Had a productive day today, but only now realize how much is left to be done — as is often the case.

  • hacking (music): itp sent me a copy of his Mister Ruperts Ripping and Encoding tools. Groovy name, but it’s written in perl. Still, I hope to use it to oggify my CD collection.

Mon 05 Feb 2001

  • hacking: started working on some tools to re-rip my CD collection into ogg files. I’m using the cool CDDB module available at

  • entertainment: Watched Fight Club with Zana again. Much fun.