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8 Oct 2003 (updated 19 Oct 2003 at 12:22 UTC) »

(yay pybloxsom fun)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:48 UTC) »

(more pyblosxom fun, to be replaced with real content later tonight)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:48 UTC) »

(pyblosxom yay)

6 Oct 2003 (updated 6 Oct 2003 at 08:42 UTC) »

(pyblosxom testing entry removed, soon to be replaced with real content)

dwmw2: "BBQ Chicken's", indeed. It's generally quite depressing ("whose an idiot? your an idiot!"); thanks for pointing out one of my pet hates.
I really don't like the word, and I've avoided using it for as long as it possibly can. However, I finally managed to set up Pyblosxom (through reading the source, Wikis, and guessing a whole bunch of stuff). It's running on my home machine (more or less disconnected from the real world), and also triplehelix (thanks Josh Kwan!). As soon as joshk gets apache2 set up with mod-xslt and such, and all the vhost setup sorted out, I'll have a setup similar to jdub's, only my Pyblosxom propagation script can also propagate to LiveJournal, depending on the content of a header. I'll post it here when it's nice and configurable and stuff.

Keith's been moving xwin.org and freedesktop.org services to the new machine - x2.cs.pdx.edu - and that seems to be going quite well. The new machine will give us enough capacity to host a whole bunch of projects. Unfortunately, I had to filter out a moron who kept trashing the Xouvert wiki; he was using a script to restore the content to utter crap. *sigh*.

Kopete 0.7 (and, subsequently, 0.7.1) got released, and unsermake is quietly bubbling along. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to start working on it again. The conference in Nove Hrady is on right now, with havocp and clee in attendance.

XFree86 4.3.0-0pre1v1 was released to experimental a while ago, and preparation for pre1v2 is underway. I hope to find a few hours to work on it soon, so I can add in the Synaptics touchpad driver, the SDK, and a couple of other interesting systems.

"I wanna tell you a story/and you know the story I'm about to tell you is true/do you feel alright?/do you feel alright?/let me hear you say it louder, do you feel alright?/do you feel it, children?/I just want you to do whatever you want to do/don't worry about what the next brother's doing/just do your thing/whatever's good to you, then you do it/if it's good to you, good for you" - Plump DJs, The Funk Hits the Fan
At the risk of turning into hadess ... ;)
I bought the Run Lola Run collector's edition DVD last night for the low low price of $au19.95. Brilliant! It's a fantastic film, all the better on DVD. Great plot, great execution, great soundtrack, everything. It's really a fantastic film.

FLOSS stuff
Pia and Stewart Smith (president and vice-president of Linux Australia respectively, and unrelated) came to a special LUV (Melbourne's main LUG) committee meeting on Friday night, which was great. While Stewart's local, Pia was down from Sydney, and the committee meeting was very productive, and not just in terms of further defining the LA/LUV relationship - some great ideas came out of it. Pia and I went back to Stewart's place after and watched Snatch on DVD, and the next day we wandered out for food, pool, Sega Rally and beer - great to see her again, and some very good viewpoints came out of it. Oh, and I got a Debian t-shirt, too. The only size left was XXL, which would normally have been fine for a 197cm, 78kg guy, but I forgot these were geek t-shirts. Whoops. :)

The new fd.o machine apparently arrived recently.

"I got sounds to help you get down, so you can get up/and avoid them stinking rats that get me fed up/yeah, they make me wanna throw up, they gotta grow up/or they'll be failing, and bailing, while I be sailing like Noah" - 1200 Techniques - Karma
Been very, very busy lately. School and other stuff have kept me very much occupied, with little time to breathe. Ah well.

Got lots of cool music lately - 1200 Techniques (ChooseOne/ChooseMore, Eye of the Storm), Two-Up (Tastes Like Chicken), Squarepusher (Do You Know Squarepusher/Alive in Japan), Scratch Perverts (BadMeaningGood), and more. It's all very, very cool.

This is possibly the coolest announcement I've ever had the pleasure of being involved in.

"Whatever happened to a conscious idea?/MCs talk verbal diarrrhea/caught up with gun talk and bling-bling/hip-hop producers who work with pop singers for ching-ching/I'm thinking" - 1200 Techniques - Eye of the Storm
Truly inspired
Not only is xjack (now a part of xscreensaver) brilliant, but the manpage is sheer excellence; proof that jwz is actually capable of doing good.

Moved house (only about 400-600m down the road) on about 15 minutes' notice the other day, which was ... fun. It was even better when I had half of my clothes at the new place, half at the old, my bathroom gear at the new place, and my bed at the old (as well as the desk and computer) - back and forth reasonably regularly.

It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate without realizing it - despite having already moved a bit recently, I was quite amazed when the contents of my room (excluding the desk, chair, and bed) filled the entire back of a large Commodore station wagon with both back seats pushed down. How'd I get all this ... stuff?

A couple of months ago, I rediscovered that old Debian pastime of Cocklefighting. A few of us developed Perl and Python fighting scripts, as well as exploiting other vulnerabilities. You get "points" to allocate, as with most games, when you get to certain levels, but after a brief outage, I came back with -5 (yes, negative) points to spend - and I could spend them! They were obviously testing for points == 0, not points < 1, so I made the most of it by replaying a points allocation setup a few thousand times, until I could take on the top cockle (at level 550), and win every time, while I was at level 40 or so. Unfortunately, they realized this, and smacked the accounts of two of us back down to not nearly as many points. The reason I'm rambling about this is that I just discovered my Perl script (it's very simple - as I could beat everyone in the game, I just had it fight whoever came up, as opposed to my previous Python AI effort), and it makes me chuckle at how evil Perl can be.

A very, very cool announcement is due to be made this week; something that the open source/free software community has really needed for quite some time. Stay tuned.

"You really think you're looking like a gangsta rapper/like Ice Cube's hanging out in Parramatta[1]/your ghetto is a food court, so what's the deal?/some call it Harlem, others call it Westfield" - Two Up - Why Do I Try So Hard?

[1]: Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney (slightly dodgy, I'm told).
9 Jul 2003 (updated 9 Jul 2003 at 03:19 UTC) »
funrecords: Not just "Linux geeks"; you can really hear a massive difference between Vorbis at -q 7 and 192kbps MP3s, for a slightly smaller filesize. Vorbis is seriously amazing.

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