Older blog entries for rsousa (starting at number 2)

19 Oct 2000 (updated 19 Oct 2000 at 23:16 UTC) »

Made my introduction to GTK. The emu10k1 was needing a mixer GUI and no one else was coming forward so I went ahead. Suddenly there are four other persons willing to help.

GTK gurus: How the hell does one free a box with box insides, with boxes inside... without storing a pointer for each of them? Documentation is a bit sparse.

Skipped another kickboxing training... not good. It has been 2 weeks since the last one. Fat accumulates...

On the job hunting front I'm still waiting for the people from Denmark to get back to me, the original plan was for me to visit them for a day or two. The other proposition (France) is quite good except for the salary :), but since I still need to sort out some details things might be better than what they seem.

Ok, so every body is complaining about the new driver design. It's true I broke compatibility with some user space utilities but my intentions are good :). I'm now working on better support for changing control gprs, changing patches names and add proper locking to the whole thing. The last item is a problem since the dsp code only makes sense as a whole but I allow it to be modified piece by piece... For your safety use only approved tools!!

On the positive side Jeff Garzik wrote me a "thank you" e-mail regarding my oss-test utility. Nice :)

The trip to France went Ok. There were some flight delays (coming and going) and I ended up staying only about 4 hours in France but the interview went Ok. Interesting to learn how a big company sees linux, patents, IP, open source, ... Not all good, of course, but I'm optimistic (yes, I'm a sell out :)

My first diary entry!

Still working on the dsp program manager for the emu10k1. After some re-writing (should be finished tonight) of the io gprs handling it should be possible to start working on new features.

I'm now oficially job hunting. I'll be flying to France on Thursday for a job interview...

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