October, 2004

  1. Sun, 31 Oct 2004

    I’ve added a quick hack to the gnome microtinderbox that links to the changelog of a module. It’s a gross nasty little hack that only works for GNOME CVS modules which use the standard Changelog naming and HEAD, and provides the link even when a module fails because of dependencies that failed, but that’s all…

  2. Sat, 30 Oct 2004

    In perhaps the most bizarre (but best tasting) response to the Red Sox victory yet, my favorite dessert place just sent me an email that they’ve created a desert called ‘Sox Celebration’ featuring: a tear drop shaped chocolate cake, representing the tears of joy experienced by all Red Sox fans. The cake is made of…

  3. Fri, 29 Oct 2004

    Had a drink after work with Ben Hyde, wherein I discovered that the Stata Center has a pub. Lots of other interesting ideas were exchanged, but ‘you can drink in a pub just as weird as the rest of the stata center’ may be the most lasting impact of the conversation ;) Ben was sort…

  4. Thu, 28 Oct 2004

    Last night was a blast. Such a blast I fell asleep for the 5th-7th innings… like I said earlier, I’ve been a total wreck, so the sleep was needed. Let me get out to Harvard Square afterwards, which was fun- harvard band was out there. They are no DUMB but they certainly added to the…

  5. Wed, 27 Oct 2004

    In the ‘cool things from cool people using gnome’ category, Nathan Yergler has written a nautilus properties page in pygtk that shows the Creative Commons license of properly tagged mp3 files. Nathan is looking for more cool gnome+cc integration ideas- I’m sure some folks can come up with some. I’d personally love someday to see…

  6. Mon, 25 Oct 2004

    In the ‘spectacularly assy’ category, my cable provider allowed me to sign up to pay my bills online with firefox, but won’t actually allow me to access the payment form with firefox, because I don’t have a new enough version of netscape. Idiots. Otherwise, a good weekend-old friend (Ian Peters, of greatest release announcement of…

  7. Sat, 23 Oct 2004

    Very, very tempting to run out and buy an HDTV before the game today. So far, saving grace has been that the model I’d likely get weighs 200 pounds and they can’t deliver until November. I might finally break down before March. As people at the office will tell you, I’ve been a big ball…

  8. Fri, 22 Oct 2004

    Calum: I couldn’t agree more; it seems like there is a lot of hacking going on on notification areas right now without any serious consideration of the use cases for such a thing. It would be great if some of the usability experts sat down and presented such a case clearly and explicitly, though, or…

  9. Fri, 22 Oct 2004

    For those of you not in Boston, this note from the MIT sysadmins summarizes yesterday here decently well. I did not call because, as Krissa put it, ‘you look like death’, and my synapses aren’t actually firing very often at this point. So despite saying I’d regret it forever if I didn’t call, and despite…