9 Jan 2003 pjcabrera   » (Apprentice)


It's four days past the two-week self-imposed deadline for my latest diary entry! Do I even remember what I've been doing? Argh! :-)

Mono documentation

Spent some free time writing the Learning C# chapter for Mono's documentation, MonkeyGuide. The chapter is still in the early stages, but the first few sections are pretty much finished (unless someone thinks they need corrections or need more content). There are still two large portions missing (Object oriented programming in C# and Introduction to the System namespace).

Go see the latest draft, or visit the official "released version".

If / when I get CVS write access to the Mono documentation tree, I won't need to keep an off-site version anymore (except to request comments on any uncommitted work-in-progress, I guess).

Feel free to visit the latest draft often, and send in any comments or suggestions, or submit your own tutorial text or code samples!

Gtk+, Gtk#, and GNOME hacking

I continue playing around with the code for GNOME Calculator in the hope of learning something useful. :-)

I honestly think GNOME Calculator needs some sort of improvement. It needs a face lift, at least. When compared to all the new GNOME development going on, it just looks so old and bland and pathetic. (It would be a great starter project for me, seeing that I have no original ideas. :-)

Should I say anything first to the GNOME developers mailing list, or should I just go ahead, implement something and then mention it when its ready for first release? It's my first project, and I have no idea what the correct protocol is.

But then again, this is GNOME Calc. It's not like I'll be stepping on hundreds of active developers' toes if I don't mention what I'm up to. :-p

Dinner and a movie

On Saturday January 4th, I went to see The Two Towers with a few friends. I want to marry Eowyn and live happily in the Gap of Rohan, and kill some Yrrch (yes, I also want to be a Lothlorien elf; so sue me).

After the movie, we went to Hard Rock Cafe in San Juan, Puerto Rico (that's the city where I work; I live 45 minutes west in the small city of Vega Baja). Hard Rock Cafe is located near the cruise ship docks in the old part of San Juan. Anyhow, the service was awesome, especially for a Saturday night. And the waitress had an awesome body and a really cute face! :-D

If any of you ever visit Puerto Rico, send me an email, and I'll see about how we can meet up. I like meeting new people.

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