To much work lately, which means to little time for Linux

Luckily I did a lot of work last weekend which I can surf a
bit on now. We have an interview with Miguel de Icaza coming
up hopefully later today on Linuxpower. The
interview with Gael Duval of Mandrake just needs the final
edit before sending it of to Gael for final approval, plan
to get that done this evening.

ErikLevy it seems to me that you have
replaced one God with another more than actually trancended
anything :). Where before Linux was the true way, you know
tout plattform indepence and plattform agnostism as the
one true way.

Personally I believe that there really isn’t anything which
really constitues an objective truth, there is just degrees
of subjectivity.
So personally I have choosen to support a ‘truth’ which fits
with my goals and views, instead of doing a futile search
for the impossible absolute truth and then later discover
that it, like all other truths, is just a conditional lie.

Me, Ole and Kjartan got togheter over a couple of beers yesterday to get GNOME
started. It will mostly serve as a social forum to get togheter once in a while (IRC is nice, but it is no replacement
for actually meeting people in RL.) but we will set it up as a registered organisation in order to ease
with companies etc. when the need arises. We will also get a GNOME norway mailing list set up.

One of the things we agreed to do was to rent a Van to go to GUADEC in togheter so don’t be suprised if you see
a Van at GUADEC filled with 5-6 crazy Norwegian gnomes.

Got confirmation yesterday that both Gstreamer and Ximian Setup Tools will be presented at GUADEC. Very cool, I have
pestered Kenneth, one of the GUADEC organizers, rather heavily to make it happen. I can’ t really take much
credit for XST being there, think the Ximian people took care of most of that themselves, but Gstreamer I feel I can
take credit for getting onto the GUADEC program.

Got a reply from Miguel to my follow-up questions to my interview so hopefully I will be able to put up the
GNOME and Ximian interview this weekend. Have a really cool idea for an image to use with the interview so
hopefully I will get the time to create it.

Did a small interview marathon the other day managing to send out questions to Linux Mandrake, Gstreamer,
Eazel and Berlin Proejct, poor Crudman who probably end up having to edit the lot

Few things are as boring as watching a 20 000 job
Oracle Application Database patch roll over the screen.
Anyone out there who have tried putting a patch onto Oracle
Applications should now what I am talking about.

Anyway had some fun yesterday with creating an original
news story for Gnotices about the anti-aliasing patch for
GNOME and Mozilla created by Jacob
and vladimir. The story got
linked to from Slashdot, lwn, linuxtoday, Mozillazine,
LinuxOrbit and probably more. And Gnotices went down hard.
We really need to try to update Gnotices to a newer version
of Squishdot. I probably end up voluntering to do it
myself, yet it means needing to spend a some time getting
with how Squishdot/Zope actually work. And like everybody
else who could do the job I am having trouble finding
enough time :).

My interview with Ettore of Ximian turned into an interview
with Miguel de Icaza instead, as soon as this high-priority
job (getting an Oracle Application 11.5.3 system up and
running for Price Waterhouse Coopers) is finished and my
workdays return to normal I will
edit it, and mail Miguel a couple of follow ups before it
is ready to be published on Linuxpower.

Other interviews are also brewing, but they are progressing
slowly since I am very busy at the moment. But topics
include Linux Mandrake & GNOME, Eazel & GNOME, Berlin
Project and Gstreamer

My Interview with David Mason of Red Hat got onto Slashdot, which lead me to two conclusions. a) Slashdot is
the number 1 in terms of webpage hits it can produce. b) with around 70% of the comments being 0 or lower I
guess sums up the level of the discussion.

fejj get over it, strangely enough it seems a large percentage of the KDE userbase
actually believes that
GNOME hackers sit around plotting the downfall of KDE. Guess they would be even sadder if they realised that
most GNOME developers don’t even find it interesting to talk about KDE.