Well, seems that the flu that has been ravaging the nation, has finally caught up with me. I ended up last night passing out at 9 p.m., and sleeped until around 8:30 a.m. this morning. You would think that after almost 12 hours of sleep, that I would feel a hell of a lot better than I do.
Archive for December, 2003
Been messing around today with gDesklets. Pretty neat program, definitely has potential. Unfortunately, it is a resource hog, since it’s written in Python. If my machine was more current, I would consider using it on a more regular basis, but a 400MHz machine doesn’t really cut it. Here’s a screeenshot of what it looks like on my machine. I’m using the weather, xmms, and rss modules.
* Received a bunch of books for Christmas, which should keep me busy the next few weeks. Figure I’ll start off with Michael Moore’s Stupid White Men … And Other Sorry Excuses For The State Of The Nation.
* Purchased the re-issues of Soulside‘s “Less Deep Inside Keeps” and Shudder To Think‘s “Curses, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses” today on cd. Here’s a track off each album if you haven’t heard them (Right-mouse-click Save-As):
* Still need to fix the ethernet connection to the living room, but I need to run out to the computer store, and pick up some supplies first. So, still no Counter-Strike online. D’Oh!
* Attempted to fix the ethernet connection to my X-Box, but really didn’t have any luck. Looks like I might need to run a new line from the upstairs, but before I begin that, I should make sure that the problem isn’t with my X-Box (heaven forbid!). So, no X-Box Live until after the holidays. D’Oh!
* Ventured out to Target today to pick up some supplies, and instantly regretted it. How people have the patience to put up with those kind of crowds is beyond me. At least this reminded me why I so rarely hit any big stores this time of year. Well, just need to do some wrapping, and then I can kick back a little.
* Been working today on a Fedora.us rpm for Gnome Blog, and should be submitting it to them later today. Pretty cool little program, makes it real easy to add entries to my blog, without having to fire up my browser. Very nice.
* Looks like Hollywood is 0-2 against DVD Jon. Between this and the RIAA getting their asses handed to them by the U.S. Court of Appeals, it hasn’t been a good month for the large media conglomerates.
* Spent the weekend putting in a new cable/cat 5 outlet in the living room. After much crying and bitching, I got the wires fished through the walls, and wired the electrical box. I then had the joy of moving all my electronics to the other side of the room, and hooking everything back up. Naturally, no weekend activity can go smoothly, as I discovered when I tried to hook up my X-Box to my network. Seems the Cat 5 I ran between floors isn’t playing nice with the female to female adaptor being used in my electrical box. D’Oh! I gave up yesterday without looking too hard at the problem, since I’ve been getting my ass kicked at Counter-Strike the last couple of days, but I need to get this fixed before Christmas. Oh well, here’s a picture:
Sky Captain (Need Quicktime compatible video player)
I might actually have to go to the theater this summer, and check it out.
Well, we finally received our first snowfall for the year. We only received about 2″, so I can’t really complain too much. Hopefully, this winter won’t be as bad as last year, since I was hoping to have less snow after leaving Nebraska. Probably due to that damn global warming!
Finally got around to hacking my Junksorter script, and came up with a solution for files located on a users desktop. Fairly ugly hack, but it works. Also, it looks like in Gnome 2.5, Nautilus is going to switch from using scripts to a plugin system. This should be pretty cool, since the plugins will be written in a lower level language, there should be a decent performance boost.
The Gnome bounty has some cool stuff that is being worked on. Ximian is really pushing for integration of Gaim with Evolution, which, should make my life easier by keeping all my contact information in one place. Here’s a screenshot of what’s been done so far:
The Ximian guys are also working on Dashboard, which they describe as an “association engine”. Based on what I’ve read about it, it should be pretty cool. It’s probably easier to show a screenshot, than to explain what it is:
Been spending the last couple of days doing some QA on some Fedora packages. Surprisingly, the project has pretty good documentation on their RPM packing requirements, so this hasn’t been too time consuming.
It looks like there is some bug in Nautilus, which is causing me problems. It appears Nautilus doesn’t give the correct $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS variable when a script is ran from a users desktop. So, I’m going to look, and see if there is a previously reported bug on this.
Well, enough with the geek stuff, time to frag some kids in Counter-Strike.