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9 May 2005 (updated 9 May 2005 at 20:14 UTC) »

WOW - Well Mikael sprung the question to me on Sunday - would I like to co-maintain Gossip with him and I could hardly resist. There have been a lot of crazy things going on in the code repository over the last few months and we are starting to see things stable out a bit.

It was good to see Davyd Madeley show off a cool shot of Gossip in action.

Some of the cool stuff going into Gossip at the moment includes drag and drop support (being added back and more), basic functionality for group/user renaming, creating, etc has been put right. One of the most important implementations is the subscription handling (which was borked along the way) bug has been worked out and the result is this.

Overall we are looking good for a new release soon hopefully.

Next thing to sort out is the generic interface for the transport code I wrote a few months back, anyone interested, this (couldn't think of a better way to document it than through dia) is the API that needs condensing - comments welcome

Loudmouth on Windows - I have been thinking about this for a month or two now and people have been commenting at various times about it working on Windows on the mailing list. I think when I next find time, I will look into getting loudmouth working out of gnu's auto tools under MSYS/MinGW. Shouldn't take long, I had a butchers at it this morning - what this space [ ] :)

New Blogggger - I think it is time to sort out a proper blogging system on my newly aquired server. Advogato is good but I just set up Blam! and realised the title never comes out - plus I can't post images :/

26 Apr 2005 (updated 26 Apr 2005 at 21:46 UTC) »

Images: Ah... the memories, I had a chance to put my New Zealand images up tonight:

I agree with Glynn, New Zealand is a comfortable place to be. If I had to move anywhere, NZ would be my first choice.

GUADEC: Well I am a GUADEC virgin and this year will be my debut visit. Flights are booked and I believe there is a botanical garden that might be worth a visit in Stuttgart too.

Signed up with Servelocity and now have a new domain ( They provide a really good service compared to the last hosted solution used.

Took the opportunity to look into original which has been used in many places already for some of the 450 odd images I took in New Zealand. They will be there soon ;)

Spent the day in Cambridge botanic gardens recently for Sue's Birthday. Took the digital camera along for the ride :) and using the power of original I can now bring to you some of the superb scenery that I was able to capture.

Well, I just returned from New Zealand after backpacking the best part of a fantastic four weeks there.

I have over 400 digital images to sort through and some video. These include a bungy DVD, skydive images, jet boat images and the Auckland sky tower jump images. :D

Highlights include the Singapore botanic gardens (which I saw on transit out there - 24hrs stop over) and the bungy/skydive.

Whilst in Singapore I had to try the Singapore Slinger (famous cocktail) and whilst in the courtyard at Raffles Hotel drinking it, Bill Clinton happened to pass through :O

The only shitty parts were the flights. Coming home was about 3hrs from Auckland to Sydney, 9hrs from Sydney to Bangkok and 12hrs from Bangkok to Heathrow - that much plane food can't be good for you :(

All in all it rocked and I definitely recommend New Zealand!

12 Jan 2005 (updated 12 Jan 2005 at 21:47 UTC) »

Another Birthday

25 years old!

I think it will be a nice night in with the family and and some good food.

My brothers asked what I wanted, and I couldn't resist :D

Gnome Blog 0.8

Saw Seth's announcement for gnome-blog 0.8 and thought I would try it, so this post is my first post with it. Very simple to use, needs a little more in the formatting department perhaps, but great none the less.

Tried out too, it seems very comprehensive.

Half Life 2 with Cedega

A friend of mine recently bought Half Life 2 and I have been meaning to try it out but have been busy with Gossip. Now that I have set up my new GeForce 6600 GT, I thought I would try and get it running under Cedega. Transgaming's site boasts it working fully out of the box and I got it going on my Fedora Core 3 distribution with no problems - oh and the game is superb too ;)

Also - as I didn't have the DVD to install it, I used Steam's installer to download it all which works well.

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