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Name: Tom Gilbert
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I'm 26, I live in the UK as an IT consultant specialising in OSS.

I am writing an imlib2 based image viewer called feh, a v4l grabber called camE, a ruby IRC bot, lots of smaller projects and I've contributed to various other stuff including Enlightenment and GNOME, plus when I've got the time, I also have a life.

But basically I'm just this guy, you know?

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I think I'm going to add IPC support to feh. I've had requests for joystick support, LIRC support and all sorts of input/control mechanisms. Rather than integrate them all, I figure I'll just add IPC support and people (including me) can write little IPC clients to interface with their input devices.

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I'm currently out of work and cruising the sucky London job market. Things are really really slow right now, although it feels like things might be picking up a tad..

Trying to screen out all the fake, cv-harvester jobs on job sites is highly annoying :(

Lately I've been writing fun little helpers for my sony laptop, and whacky bluetooth apps for my laptop and phone.

The thing I love most about these kind of apps, is that you can crack them out in a day - from idea to full functionality. It's instant gratification compared to some of the longer term projects I'm working on, and it gives me a nice break from them :-)

The reason ruby is so great for writing things like this is that it's so easy to extend. Writing ruby C modules is easy to do, so there's no real barrier - you write a little C module to do the tricky low level stuff, and manipulate that module from a higher level in ruby. Writing extensions for most other languages is complex and tedious in comparison (for me :-))

Having a lot of fun playing with bluetooth and thinking of interesting ways to use it - I just wish the bluez implementation had better docs..

So this weekend I decided to do something different. I got married! :-)

It was a lot funner than I expected :)

raph: filtering by rating sounds nice, however I'd much rather be able to filter by the ratings I've set on people's diaries, rather than the ratings everyone else has set. That way I can control which entries I see.

If I only wanted to see stuff that everybody, on average, found interesting, I'd watch TV :)

daniels writes:

There are no signatures on individual .debs, so it's a security check to stop people hijacking servers, and redirecting the libc6 deb to a trojaned version, or the like. It's a deliberate omission.

How does not following redirects help, exactly? Surely the level of "hijack" required to add a redirect to the webserver configuration is just as high if not higher than that needed to replace the libc6 deb on the server itself.

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