29/December/2004

Tragedies

Can’t believe how many deaths has caused the earthquake in South Asia, last time I heard
they were saying around 60,000 people, and that the number might still grow :(

GNOME-DB

Yesterday I finally released libgda
& libgnomedb 1.2
, after a delay of some weeks. Unfortunately, lack of
time has prevented me from including a few patches that were waiting to be approved
in this release. These will go either to HEAD only (1.3.x development) or, if not too
huge, to the 1.2.x branch also.

13/December/2004

Skiing

Yesterday went to Arette
(in the Atlantic Pyrenees region of France) for some skiing action, after having been waiting for
almost 8
months
. I thought I had forgotten how to ski, but no, I hadn’t, so had a great
time, while using more features of my new camera. Yesterday, we recorded a few videos
of Yolanda and me skiing. They are great, only a couple of bugs:
first, neither Totem (with Xine backend) nor gstreamer does support the format recorded
by the camera (Video codec ‘motion jpeg format’), fortunately mplayer does; second, you can’t
use the optical zoom while recording video.

10/December/2004

Finally recovered

Coming back from
vacation
this time has been the hardest thing I’ve done in a long time.
Relaxing and disconnecting from daily life was so easy in Egypt that coming back to my normal
technology-driven life has been quite difficult. But now, at last, I am fully
recovered. This means that I’ll probably do, in the following days, all the things
that I should have done all this time, like releasing libgda and libgnomedb 1.2 and
GNOME
Nettool 1.0
.

Three Wise Men

Thanks Fernando
for asking the Three Wise Men for a driving license for me. I was indeed going to start
going to the driving lessons, but now I’ll wait till January the 6th to see if the
Three Wise Men are really that wise and bring it for me, saving me a lot of money.
Also, since Fernando didn’t ask anything for himself, I’ll do it myself: Dear
Three Wise Men, bring Fernando a bigger house for doing parties
.