Sat, 06 Mar 2004


Spent a frustrating part of a day trying to get jabberd running, in my on-and-off-again quest to find a really easy to use web-based chat solution for DBR.jwchat is probably the sweetest web-based chat client I’ve ever seen, and it is open, which rules, but setting up jabberd is like pulling teeth so far- it is painful for someone and apparently requires several years of training to learn how to do correctly. It’s the kind of thing that makes me miss Debian- installing a package, answering one or two questions, and having the package Just Work is a pretty nice design goal. Anyway, hopefully next weekend I’ll get it going and be able to offer DBR some chat options.

Oh, and I finally broke down and bought a Replay. Between recording the NCAA tournament and Jon Stewart commenting on the election, it seems like the killer apps for it have finally come for me. ;)