28 Jun 2000 aaronl   » (Master)

Someone sent a patch to the abiword-dev mailing list with windows linebreaks. This was not at all usable to me. So I wrote a mini-flame to the mailing list praising CVS as a diffing tool and critisizing the idea of doing development against released sources. I guess I am in a bad mood tonight, despite what I said in the message.

In other news, I had to send out an invoice which was quite overdue. I would be doing it in AbiWord if it printed tabs correctly. After realizing that Word doesn't print tab characters correctly either (WTF? Just becuase it's Normal Mode doesn't mean it should suck!), I finally got it right on the third printout. Then I spent an hour looking for an envelope, I wrote a rant on a sticky note asking my father to mail the message. As I was walking away, I found an envelope. That pissed me off. So I spent another hour looking for a stamp. I didn't find a single one. This time my rant spanned several sticky notes and proclaimed that the postal office was a "tyranical, authoritarian orgainization that practiced stamping-cum-censorship" (or something like that). It's not hard to hate the post office after reading about several supreme court cases about 30 years ago against the post office for banning the mail of things like "publications intended for homosexuals" and certain contraversial books. The idea that the postmaster general could have so much control to define ethics in the context of communication really sickens me. I'm glad that I control my own mailserver.</a>

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