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Generally hard to work on much for the past few weeks. I am buying a house, and if that's not bad enough the particular house we are trying to buy is in bankruptcy. I've never dealt with so much paper work in my life!!! argh! Anyway, this has really taken its toll on my hacking time.

I've been trying to get the stubs in place for QtK so I can get SybSQL to compile. It's pretty slow going though.

On other fronts, Comdex was pretty cool. It really struck me when I walked in and saw Linux everywhere. No blank stares with I asked for linux support from SAN vendors and such (looking at SANs for my day job). Any lingering doubt in my mind about Linux being mainstream have been dispelled.

Veritas had the coolest hand outs, all their people were dressed in doctors scrubs (something to do with data recovery I guess :-) Anyway, they had prescription bottles filled with jelly beans.

Redhat and VA were noticably absent. Corel had a big booth, and if I didn't know better I'd have sworn they were demo'ing Windows software! Not sure how good a thing that is.

I had a theory about the correlation of a company's financial situation and how scantily dressed their sales women were. Pick systems has apparently seen better days.

Looking through the freshmeat entries to put them on here, I just realized that I've started a new project every January for the last three years. Ah, January when the sun goes down at 5pm and the only thing to do is hack. No wonder the scandenavians are all such awesome hackers!

Anyway, been working on QtK again after a long hiatus. QtK is a really foolish attempt of mine to run programs written for Qt on gtk+ instead. It's coming along pretty well though. I've chosen SybSQL (a graphical Sybase interface written with Qt and dblib) as a porting target and have it almost compiling. Next comes the hard part!

Merged in some more contributed patches for mdbtools. Carl got some foreign key stuff working on the schema export side of things.

I'm doing a little talk at my LUG meeting this month on FreeTDS and MDB Tools, and I still don't have any material ready!

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