21 Apr 2000 harold   » (Master)

My sleep schedule has been totally skewed this week. I woke up at 10 pm today and 7 pm the day before. This is not so good, so I'll probably pull a marathon hacking session until this evening and either crash at the office or somehow make it home to my bed.

Found another roach when I woke up. This roach experience was much more positive than my last for two reasons:

  • It wasn't in my pants
  • I found out where they're coming from

The fact that I had any roaches at all is rather unfortunate, but the fact that I've only found two in the couple of months that I've been living there is pretty fortunate. And now that I know where they are coming from, I'm looking forward to being pest-free again.

I'll lick this apartment yet.

On the work front, I've been hard at work on the next generation of the Helix installer. I have now gotten through just about all of the hard parts; it downloads the mirror list, package list, and packages and installs them. Dependency handling is much smarter now, although there is a slightly noticeable performance hit. Definitely worth it.

We have some preliminary Debian packages built. We haven't forgotten you.

We just got our 5 dual-866 MHz machines with half a gig of ram and 2 18-gig scsi drives from Dell. They'll be doing all of the building for the distribution. They are incredibly fast. It's truly stunning.

Mike has been doing some great work on Achtung. He redid the zooming control and added auto-zooming support, so that the slide fits as largely as possible in the window, and resizes as you resize the window. It is very cool. It also has a drop shadow now too. Phil reports that he is very close to having text drawing using a canvas view he's writing from scratch for Havoc's text widget. He says that a few hours more and it'll do editing and a few more and it'll do drag and drop. How very exciting!

Sorry about the long and boring diary, but that's the way it is sometimes. And I shouldn't be apologizing for it, you're reading it still, so something must be keeping you around. I take it back. I'm not sorry. Bugger off.

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!