Long time without a diary entry, but then again it has been
slow weeks for me at least Linux-wise. Haven’t done
anything really productive for 3 weeks now I think, just
working and hanging out with friends, preparing the
sailboat for summer etc.

I have started writing a the GNOME summaries with the first
one planned up on sunday/monday. Me and Steve George will
take turns doing it so hopefully between us we can manage
to keep a weekly schedule. Thanks to Havoc for asking me to
start doing them.

Women problems again. Don’t understand why really. It is
not that I have a problem meeting women, but for some
reason the women who are attracted to me I don’t find
attractive, and on the other side the women I do find
attractive are usually not attraced to me. Aargh its so
frustrating.

Strange how some things really gets to you, because when you
try to think about them objectivly you can’t see why the
events meant so much to you. Guess the small signs of
communication sometimes lead you to get more emotionally
involved in another person than what is objectivly warranted.

jaq wrote:

As for #gnome, it was middle of the night UK
time, so I’ll give you that. The thing that irked me was
that conversation occurred around my question, and yet
there was no ACK that people didn’t know the answer. Is
that a trait of the channel? Here in .au, people tend to
give a NAKs as often as ACKs. Maybe I’ll come and lurk for
a while.

Unfortunatly I have to say it seems to be a trait for
the channel, at least sometimes. I think part of the
problem is that #GNOME is to big so most people with the
know-how don’t really follow the discussion but only
responds when adressed directly.

There are some people responding though
Telsa being probably the best at it. And I
try to respond myself sometimes, but I too tend to focus on
other channels most of the time so when my name is not
being addresed I often miss questions being asked.

My suggestion is trying the smaller channels on GIMPNET
since there are a much better chance of getting a reponse
there. Another alternative is if you now the handle of the
maintainer of the module you wonder about so you can try to
address him/her directly.

Anyway if your questions don’t
get answered and I am in the channel, try typing in my
handle (Uraeus) and I will try to help. I seldom now the
answer, but I usually know who you should ask :)

Hmm, seems my Berlin interview was linked to from Slashdot
anyway. Guess Infodragon wrote a better submission than me.
Getting lots of good feedback on my interview, seems people
think they are well done.

Mailed with Bart today, due to the changes at Eazel we are
redoing the interview from scratch. Hope
crudman don’t scream when he realizes the
hard editing on that interview is now redundant ;(

The Abiword interview with cinamod will
go up later this week, so things will keep flowing on
Linuxpower until the new Eazel interview is ready.

I have also made arrangements with Borland for an interview
about Kylix, GNOME etc. Now all I need is sit down and come
up with good questions :)

Not been able to much Linux related stuff this last week as
work continued to take most of my time. Saw Crouching tiger,
hidden dragon
at the cinema last night. Definetly
something I recommend you go and see.

On the Linuxpower front I things have been a little slow
now. The Berlin interview is submited for publication but
katzj is hasn’t gotten around to do so
yet. The Abiword interview I got back from
crudman after he having edited it today so
I will put his fixes into the interview and mail Dom for
final approval. The Eazel interview was held back due to the
recent changes at Eazel, but will probably go up sometime
next week.

rakholh I am have trouble seeing why you
are disgusted by those comments. What the Taliban are doing
is due to some twisted perversion of Islam, hence they are
Islamic nuts. Face it, there are nuts in all religions.
Unfortunatly at this point in time Islamic nuts have more
political and military power in their core areas than their
Christian counterparts, and hence the power to do more damage.

That said, I do for instance feel that Christian nuts
have to much power in the US for instance, and have a
genuine hope that they are reduced to fringe groups there
like they are in most of Europe. Unfortunatly with Bush in
the White House I feel that this cause has been set back
somewhat.

Been out a couple of days with a bad back. I woke up on
monday with extreme back pains, which didn’t start to go
away until wednesday. Stayed in bed/on coach most of the
week which did not fit in well with my work schedule, but
what could I do.

Anyways I got my Eazel interview cleaned up today and mailed
of for editing. Also got a mail from
ErikLevy about his upcomming review of the
GNOME Java
bindings, really looking forward to that.

Also as many of you probably have seen, my GStreamer
interview went live earlier this week. Was a smashing success ;)

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

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
Norway
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
communcation
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
Berkman
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
familiar
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

Fedora, Red Hat, GStreamer and more

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