Posted in Updates on Wednesday 18th July 2001 at 12:00am
Finally froze gwvedit 0.3.8 and handed it over for translating. Mainly happy with it - no huge bugs, reasonably stable and safe, and practical and useful for *most* users. Productive day workwise - saw me tidying, reorganising and removing shelves and furnishings. Feel vaguely better already, but the turmoil turned up even more relics which remind me of the not-so-distant past. A virus stalks the town today, and has laid low friends and colleagues alike.
Posted in Updates on Tuesday 17th July 2001 at 12:00am
An early start following a rude awakening! Miserable weather - decided to just get on with things, and achieved an incredible amount considering lack of bodies in the office. Further gwvedit hacking sees it writing backup files, reverting to said backups when the user so chooses, and (thanks to Kabalak) building cleanly i18n-wise. Otherwise, I'm feeling a little concerned and preoccupied about people - I suppose it's nice not to be thinking this way about myself for a change. Preserved a little bit of history today...
Posted in Updates on Monday 16th July 2001 at 12:00am
Less restless today, but perhaps a little bored. Spent some time responding to Kabalak's observation that gwvedit won't build on systems without consolehelper. Determined to keep this feature after sweating over getting it working, so hacked up a --enable-consolehelper=no build-time option which was surprisingly less painful than expected. Much updating of the site yesterday morning, including the CV. Lazed about talking and drinking (rather a lot of) wine in the sun yesterday afternoon, which was really good and somewhat unexpected. Technically finished all the course material for T171 tonight too. Last module pretty interesting. Despite this early finish, what are the bets that my essay (due 31st August!) is still late...
Posted in Updates on Saturday 14th July 2001 at 12:00am
Reached a gtkdial related crossroads. To fix a silly bug with maximising the window (discovered by a user with 50 ISP POPs in his wvdial.conf file!), I need to rethink the user interface a bit. I could move to a GtkCList simply enough. However, I feel the lure of the Etree and Etable. The upside would be lots of cool features for free (sorting the list, etc.). The downside would be making gtkdial depend on GAL - which is by all accounts a rapidly moving target! Otherwise kept busy by wandering over to Burnham for a couple of hours to see parents settled in new flat. Later marvelled at the triumph of Open Government that is the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency website - found everything I needed in a couple of clicks.
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.