19 Aug 2002 madscientist   » (Master)

Back from another vacation. Kind of crazy: two weeks away, then two weeks back, then another week away. But, I'm darn relaxed (and a good thing too, because due to other vacations I've taken already I only have a few days left this year...). This one was with my family, which is actually always pretty fun, and we had more extended relatives whom I hadn't seen in a number of years show up. Biking, beaching, and reading.

GNU make
I added another new feature or two to make, so I need another pretest release. Also, someone reported a problem on PTX (whatever that is!) with jobserver support which we haven't closed on yet. Still, it looks good.

CrossOver Office 1.2.0
Wow! Way cool software. I'm really impressed with how much progress WINE has been making; I didn't realize they were doing so well. And Codeweavers has done a nice job of productizing it. I'm very thrilled because I was able to get Quicken running on my Linux box, which is the very last application that caused me to reboot into Windows (I'd love to switch to GnuCash or similar, but it just does not have enough features for me to get there yet). This was causing my personal finances to suffer as I avoided rebooting as much as possible :). Although there are some small glitches, I'm able to download my online credit card statement, E*Trade account info, and my online bank info as well and import it all relatively easily. Certainly it's less labor intensive than rebooting into Windows...

Ya know, sore backs suck. My dad has had problems with his back and mine has been acting up on occasion as well--it's been kind of sore ever since the marathon plane ride to Hawai'i. It seems to be finally getting better now though. You don't really realize how much you depend on your back muscles until they start complaining... my wife has some yoga tapes and I might start trying those to see if that helps.

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