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Finally!

Somewhat tired and, later, busy with work, I didn't find time to write about it, but for completing the previous post, I'm doing it now. So, let's go back to January 20th...

Past couple of weeks have been somewhat stressing, as expected: after printing the books, had to bind them, deposit the books in the alumni section and pay the corresponding tuition fee. Later had to remind them that this was a project under a confidentiality arrange and had to inform the review committee about that.



Finishing the slides was another stressing factor. Today I was still changing minor things. Of course I didn't even try to do some presentation test... no time for that. Lose some time setting up nodejs for playing the slides with work's laptop, because mine doesn't have VGA output and my suspects (later confirmed) were University projector was not going to have anything more modern.

Today I choose the wrong room, but later discovered that the room I was assigned was taken by some other group (!) so I've had little choice. Despite arriving earlier I spent most of the time fighting with the projector, which refused to detect my work laptop. After the committee arrival they talked to the other group and we swapped rooms. The projector worked fine in this one, and the presentation could be done. There was more questions than I was expecting, but after finishing and some minutes of waiting the desired result was announced.

Next week I requested the official title in the alumni section, though I could do this by email, but not without paying yet another fee, of course. In this country titles are taking 6 months to be delivered, as they come from the Ministry of Education¹, so no more news are expected until summer.

So, finally, I'm now a Computer Science Engineer ;-)

¹ Why printing a colour A3 sized title takes six months is still a mystery to me. Anyway by the time I got my BSc title (+20 years ago) they were taking years, so this is definitely an improvement.

Syndicated 2017-02-11 15:12:27 from Ricardo Mones

This is how 2 years of work look...

...after printing it for submission in triplicate:
Three copies of MSc project next to a x260 laptop

At least this was somewhat cheap (34.80 euros) because it's printed black and white. Printing in colour was prohibitive.

Next step: bind them in a dark blue hard-cover with golden letters :-)

Syndicated 2017-01-12 00:10:11 from Ricardo Mones

10 years of clawsker!

Today on #claws irc channel some conversation derailed into talking about hidden preferences (of Claws Mail) and clawsker's name, the Perl applet which can help you to edit them.

First name was not clawsker, it was a more like Sylpheed Claws Hidden Preferences Editor, which I of course abbreviated to the unspeakable schpe — unless you know German, I guess… ;-)

Looking for the initial script, it turned out it's still on my hard disc:

$ tree -Ds claws/dev/oldscripts/schpe/
claws/dev/oldscripts/schpe/
├── [ 4096 Sep 3 2006] mock
│   ├── [ 24456 Sep 3 2006] schpe.glade
│   ├── [ 24456 Sep 3 2006] schpe.glade.bak
│   ├── [ 315 Sep 3 2006] schpe.gladep
│   └── [ 315 Sep 3 2006] schpe.gladep.bak
└── [ 1160 Aug 22 2006] schpe

1 directory, 5 files


Notice it's dated just 10 years and 1 day ago, yay!

That version wasn't even functional, was just a skeleton and an attempt to made a GTK+ GUI with Glade, which, by that time wasn't as good as probably is today (although I've never used it again).

Fortunately that idea was abandoned in the following months and the first release in 2007 enjoyed a hand-made GUI, probably more laborious but better suited, IMHO.

Syndicated 2016-08-23 16:49:33 from Ricardo Mones

I'd love to…

undo all bugs I'd been sneakily making along the years…

But some people call them features ;-)

Syndicated 2016-08-22 12:10:11 from Ricardo Mones

Another target reached

Just sent v0.95 of my project for review. Was nothing previously set, I simply continued writing, expanding and fixing things, with the hope of completing something… it's not fully completed, but sending it for review reduces some pressure at least.

And after tagging it then noticed:

$ git rev-list --all --count
600

So, yeah, that's 600 commits since the beginning in all branches.

If I had planned it I would have failed miserably to get such exact count ;-)

Syndicated 2016-05-09 23:32:18 from Ricardo Mones

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