January 25, 2003 by Allen George
What’s scary is that”m trying to use emacs keybindings to type into gedit. Whoa. Mind warp there. Sigh. Must. Get. Out. Of. Rut. Actually this rut has been in place for over 2 years now. I don’t know what to do. Maybe I just don’t want to do what I’m currently doing? I don’t know. I think one of the big problems I have is adjusting to a large volume of code quickly and making changes that could break the entire system. I don’t want to do that. Or get snivelled at. I guess one must take these in stride. I’ll send the patch off today. Damn it. I *really* wish metacity had the “Always on top” option. I miss it. A lot. I want to see what’s scrolling in the X-Chat window. Some interesting discussions about Fresco. Micah Dowty – the guy who created picoGUI is going to be starting an entirely new GUI based on the stuff he learned. This GUI is meant to be extremely scalable, have the advantages of X etc. Now, this is interesting. I face a quandry. This project is *very* close to what Fresco is/wants to be. But some stuff beckons. First, Micah seems to be a prolific coder – more interested in getting something that works in 90% of the situations out the door instead of considering all possible cases. From what I’ve read of Fresco, its developers do the reverse. Now this has its advantages too…. Now interestingly enough, having read some of the arguments for the new design and some of the arguments of fresco I…agree with both. [sigh]. Or do I just not stick to a project? But if I don’t leave is it an example of over commitment. Or what’s the MSCI term for it… I don’t know. But its interesting. It *really* seems like njs is thinking about moving on. And whoa…lurking suddenly got interesting… Will keep me posted :) NOOOO!!!! He left. Bah…I don’t get to hear the interesting technical discussions :( Bah…and I’m using ^X^S to save my gedit stuff. Whoa EMACS! Yeah. It be weird. So yeah. In the end I don’t know what to do. Bah…Freenode is being banged on today… Stupid MS SQL worm. Sigh. Groove looks really good. Unfortunately MS owns it. There is no open source alternative. Maybe I should consider writing one ;) Haha….maybe in PYTHON! Oh yeah. I don’t *ever* want to have to deal with ugly ugly code. And yes, using templates in C++ makes your code look…I don’t know. Demoralized? Ignore me. At least Autopackage is doing something. Bah. But its based on a fragile collection of SHELL scripts?? I mean…come on. Bah…what to do. I know! I’ll work on ensuring that SSL and subversion play well together on my computer. And maybe finally fix the freenet problem. Hmm…it appears that Freenet could have a bw limiting bug. Not good. Ah hmm…approximating 6K a sec for 30 days….Freenet will use…15 GB of transmission. Uh. No. I can’t pay for that. Even if I cut it down to *2K* a sec, I will still transfer 5 GB. Hmm…one solution is to move to an ISP with a higher limit (will be done) and next move to 4-5K a sec. [stunned] In my quest to find about Apache2 and SSL I found another link to my webpage via google!