18 Mar 2004 sri   » (Journeyer)

Okay, I'm finally getting off my ass and writing something. I never feel like I have the time to actually write something. Maybe it's because I want to write so much that I end up writing nothing. Thats usually the case.

Gnome: Well, I've not been having a lot of time to work on things. I should have finished off the status bar in RB but I haven't done crap. I've spent more time socializing on IRC than anything else. Also, my mind has been distracted with things at work and also gnome summary related side activities.

Gnome Summary is doing good. I've been falling behind on getting summaries out on time because I'm having less time to do it. It's not due to lack of volunteers. But CVS access is preventing at least one of them into becoming a full fledged editor. No big deal though. Gnome Summary days will probably be numbered here soon giving way to a new format. Hopefully that will take off. Although the role I have to play in that format will not nearly be as visible as it has in GNOME summary. But still if I accomplished anything, I've moved from doing gnome summary by myself to a team of 7 active people who are willing to help out and it's even seems to be growing. Not bad. :-) Who wants me next?

Regarding Havoc's blog entry. I'm not sure if we really need to be that alarmist. Seems like we are trying to choose between two evils since neither one of them are "good". Sun should trust the open source community. Personally, Mono seems to be the one that has been having the most momentum in Gnome. I don't really recall seeing any apps for Java at all. Market forces will force one or the other to open it up further. So while Sun is relunctant to open it up now; it will later when .Net starts cleaning up.

Life: I saw Dream Theater two weeks ago, and boy it was a great concert. I haven't gone out to rock out in awhile and it was great. I ended up going alone but it was still alright. The week afterwards I went to see Moya Brennan (http://www.moyabrennan.com/) Awesome, AWESOME voice. I've been listening to her longer than Dream Theater. She's the lead singer of Clannad, and elder sister to Enya. She sings mostly in Gaelic (Irish if you're in Ireland). Clannad was one of those groups that spurred the rekindling of interest in Gaelic. Anyways, It was a pretty good time if I don't say so myself.

Sayonara :-)

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