Archive for November, 2005

New Printer and Various GNOME stuff


Picked up a laser printer from one of guys from COLUG last night. It’s a Samsung ML-1450. Pretty sweet machine considering it didn’t cost anything. Even better, is that my machine recognized it without having to do anything. I basically, just plugged it in, and printed a test print-job. No screwing around with drivers or anything. Sweet. The only downside is that it’s quite a bit larger than my ol’ Hewlett Packard Deskjet 812C.

Spent an hour or so today working on a patch for the DBus-plugin in XChat-GNOME. Recently, David Trowbridge has changed the subversion tree for XChat-GNOME, so that it’s front-end isn’t just dropped into the XChat CVS tree. This will allow people to have XChat and XChat-GNOME installed at the same time, since before they would have shared some of the same configuration files. Anyway, there’s not much to the patch, since we just need to rename the dbus service, and the plugin name to avoid conflicting with XChat.

I’ve also been looking at adding PGP support in Gossip, since it would be pretty cool to be able to have encrypted chats. Of course, it’s not like anything I would say is terribly sensitive and warrants such measures. Regardless, the JEP for it seems fairly straightforward, and now it’s just a matter of planning how to implement it. Figure I’ll start off looking at how some other projects have implemented this, and then go from there. For those interested, here’s a link to the Jabber proposal.

Update: Looks like my patch already has been applied to subversion.


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Serenity Now

a bridge 01

Went to Alum Creek today to ride, since the weather here is beginning to turn unpleasant. Can’t really complain too much about today though, since it was about 55 degrees. Compared to last week when the temperature hovered around the 40 degree mark, it felt almost spring-like. The trail was a little sketchy in some of the turns due to all the fallen leaves, but overall it was a blast. Hopefully, this weather will stick around for awhile, and I can squeeze in a few more rides before the snow comes.

Finally got around to seeing Serenity last Tuesday. Overall, it was one of the better movies I’ve seen this year. Of course, since I also enjoyed Firefly, that’s not terribly surprising.

I’ve been spending more time than usual working on various FE and GNOME projects, since the weather has been turning nasty. I managed to push out new packages in FE for Liferea, SDL_mixer, and XChat-GNOME. I’ve also spent some time working on adding some help documentation to Gossip. While working on that, it made me realize how poor my writting skills have gotten over the years. Maybe that realization will be enough incentive for me to post here more often.

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