March, 2005

  1. Thu, 17 Mar 2005

    Had a really fun night with Krissa last night after she got off work. We first went to the MFA and saw all the pretty cars. Pictures soon. After that, we hit Betty’s for dinner. Plaintain wontons. Yummy. Wrapped up the evening with The Incredibles, which was a lot of fun. All in all, a…

  2. Tue, 15 Mar 2005

    <lewing> anyway I would say luis’ rant could easily be rewritten as “why is it so fucking hard to do things ‘properly’ in gtk+”<lewing> because if you backed up his examples with actual code samples you would see that in almost every case he shows it takes extra steps to do the right thing<lewing> anyway…

  3. Tue, 15 Mar 2005

    Apparently Adobe Acrobat 7 is out. I wrote this review about the beta; not much has changed, so I thought I’d post it here as well. I wouldn’t normally care all that much about proprietary software, but when I first heard that Adobe was porting to gtk, I was pretty excited- I hoped/assumed that they’d…

  4. Tue, 15 Mar 2005

    I just finished reading this very interesting paper for my class. It’s 46 pages, pretty long, but a fascinating read, at least for me. The core contention is that the best form of ‘government’ (i.e., rule-making) for the net is basically collaborative filtering based on ID. So, for example, you could only accept emails from…

  5. Sat, 12 Mar 2005

    Glad to see that others responded clearly, forcefully, and well to eugenia, so that I don’t have to ;) We’ve had 4500 downloads of the liveCD from the bittorrent. It’s no Fedora Core ;) but it’s a nice base for stuff. Remember: if you are running a conference, or giving a talk, or whatever, and…

  6. Thu, 10 Mar 2005

    I spent a big chunk of this morning slicing the 3.0 page on the wiki into ‘things that would require massive revamping’ and ‘things that belong are really 2.x issues.’ Hopefully that will make actual 3.0 discussion a little easier. I also added notes from a couple folks on their visions on 3.0. Party last…

  7. Wed, 09 Mar 2005

    Am heading off to collapse now, after sleeping for like three hours, punctuated by an alarm every hour to wake up and check on the upload of the liveCD. But it is done, anyway. Thanks to everyone who helped make 2.10 rock and particularly (on the liveCD) to: Ian, Steven, and everyone else at the…

  8. Tue, 08 Mar 2005

    Prescript, added later: I want to emphasize that this isn’t about dumping on the Abi guys, Marc, Alan, Dom, Martin, etc.- IMNSHO, they make the best word processor on my platform right now, and they appear to be doing great work to extend it and add features that are pretty cool and darn useful (like…

  9. Tue, 08 Mar 2005

    Alan: the text world is not merely a straight line along the axis between notepad and word. If Abi really wants to grab a larger market, the target should be Pages. Compare: with I love abi, and prefer it to OOo, but it can still get a lot better as a word processor by getting…

  10. Mon, 07 Mar 2005

    It is quite awesome to watch the 2.10 tarballs roll in. Go us! Besides that, a pretty good weekend- saw Iron Giant on Friday night (sappy but fun), went to see my aunt on Saturday, and lots of great basketball on Sunday (despite losing to the boys in wimpy blue, in a great game. We’ll…