20 Feb 2001 mattbradshaw   » (Journeyer)

coolness! i'm green again with no more "must be a big-time free software contributor" pressure... :) i was getting worried for a bit there. note for people cert'n me - green is perty.

well, i just got off a brief computing sabbatical (sp?). i didn't touch anything (well, almost) resembling technology and it felt great. spent lots of time with my wonderful fam, and reading. i'd really recommend doing this btw. but now it's time to get back to work. lots to do... and i apologize for not checking mail very much, etc

on my plate for this week:

  • take some tests, do some homework (school is as ugly as ever, of course)
  • put some hours in at the office (pay the bills)
  • have some fun changing the world with software (i'm an idealist, but it *is* very fun)

re: the last todo item (software development goodness), what i'm tackling currently is:

  • xml-rpc based subscription/notification system (backend using c/berkeleyDb, frontend using gtk for the time being but maybe soon patch moz as it should be pretty straightforward)
  • jabber whiteboard stuff (trying to contribute to Sunir's excellent effort but needing to beef up on my svg/gill/ gdome stuff to make it work)
  • my ever present network payment protocol project

in other news, badvogatois pretty sweet. dave winer (advogato acct) is as tech-inspirational as ever. knownow seems to have obtained the infamous wsanchez AND my next-generation (stay connected) web idea i rambled about a while back here (described here). oh yeah, and i am really looking forward to having a popular, open (source, or otherwise) whiteboard like the svg one being developed (mentioned earlier) because that will further my goal of (almost) never having to step foot in an office again. work'n from home for the rest of my life baby! but then again, whywork?

i'm good enough, i'm smart enough... :) later, interested (and otherwise) readers.

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