29 Jul 2000 branden   » (Master)

Obviously I have not been writing diary entries very frequently. Since last I posted here, I have moved to Indianapolis and taken a job with Progeny Linux.

Hacking activities: I am finally getting Debian packages of XFree86 4.0.1 off the ground. I largely have Progeny to thank for letting me spend time on this.

Nonhacking activities: Books? Well, I finished The Final Days quite a while back. Currently on the pile is Overcoming Law by U.S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner (the same guy Thomas Penfield Jackson appointed to mediate between the DoJ and Microsoft); that's the one I'm reading at present. Next come Cryptonomicon and something I probably should have read long ago, Dune. On the musical front, I finally bought the guitar amplifier I've been wanting for so long: a Marshall Valvestate VS102R. 100 watts. Woohoo! It's definitely no practice amp, being grossly overpowered for the apartment, but I learned a few years ago that while 35 watts may sound plenty loud in your house, it's not enough when you're jamming with a few other people (other amps, drums, etc.).

I seem to have difficulty talking about software in these diary entries. I guess the Debian lists absorb most of that, leaving precious little for Advogato. Anyway, those who care about what I've actually been hacking on can just go the X Strike Force and make themselves sick on Debian packaging minutae, and fun things like app-defaults switcheroos. I just love getting my hands grubby with xc/lib/Xt/IntrinsicI.h.

Until next time...

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