28 May 2000 chema   » (Master)

Advogato Certification ... and my friends from Spain

I wonder how are my spanish friends doing. I haven't spoken with cuenca, rodrigo and acs for a while. I wanted to mail them but I have very little to say to them other than "Hi!". They certified me which is nice from them and this reminds me to tell you why do I not certify other hacers :

  • I have not read any code from most of them
  • There are different stuff to take into account when talking about someone's hacking abilities
  • It's hard to put hackers in 4 discrete levels, but even saying a number from 1 to 10 is a lot Worse
  • Cant remember the other one.

gedit recent hacking

After wasting a FULL day [ meaning from 11 am to 5am of the next day ] finding and fixing bugs for the printing algorithm to determine lines and do the word wrapping, I decided to implement it again. It was a wise choice because is stupid to mess with code you do not completelly understand. I was desperated but I learned my lesson. The new one is not done , I still need to replace tabs for a number of spaces in the posctscript printing but it is beautifull. This is one of those cases in which you need to implement something once to learn what the problem is about and redo it to actually do the implementation.

It looks like jleach has lost interest in gedit. I guess I will be on my own in the near future, althou I have not asked him about it.

school

Schoo's summer semester starts this wensday. Yuck ! Have I said enough times how much I don't like going to school. Sitting on a classroom is just not my idea of learning. I guess we are not created equal after all.

My gnome page

I started my gnome page here it does not have a lot of content [ close to nothing ] but I guess the only way to get started is to get started.

CVS howto

I want to start a CVS howto. Not that I know a lot about CVS but a lot of people ask CVS questions.

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