Posted in Updates on Tuesday 19th December 2000 at 12:00am
The more I use Evolution, the more obsessive I'm becoming about it! Spent much of the past couple of days messing with a variety of forms of Interprocess Communication to rewrite bits of Gtkdial, finally settled on a non-blocking FIFO which I'm currently struggling with...Why do people only mention possible Christmas presents a few shopping days before the event?
Posted in Updates on Sunday 17th December 2000 at 12:00am
Evolution 0.8 day. As ever the usual heartstopping process of huge downloads, long compiles and tentative launching. 0.8 looks and performs amazingly, aside from some packaging problems which have foxed most users. This leads to me hacking around with gtkhtml a bit, with surprisingly useful results! Christmas lunch Brit Style.
Posted in Updates on Saturday 16th December 2000 at 12:00am
Pretty grim day weather-wise, so I decided to spend much of it writing online help files for Gtkdial (the help files are also here). Packaged up a new pre-release, and then decided (at 3pm-ish) to see if there was any post. EXAM RESULTS!, managed 62% for Death and Dying and 64% for Community Care, pretty much the reverse of my expectations but nonetheless an amazing achievement considering how bloody awful that week was in general. Overall then, a pair of Grade 2 passes - much rejoicing at GNEHQ.
Posted in Updates on Friday 15th December 2000 at 12:00am
Gtkdial has its own man page and some online help, as well as a bunch of new error checks and improvements. Paid a visit to my ex-place of work, which was interesting despite practically no-one being there! Saw some really impressive fireworks in Weston town centre last night. Rather rashly added Gtkdial to www.gnome.org!
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.