24 Jun 2002 tcurtis   » (Journeyer)

I've had reservations about doing this. Some of my friends frequent the "normal" diary pages to satisfy their voyeuristic thirsts for lonley or disturbed individuals willing to completely open themselves up and explain why they dumped so- and-so, or why they like weird sardonic poetry. I'm a private person so the above never really appealed to me. However, I know many who write here, and most of what I've seen is quite interesting and seemingly therapeutic. So... I'll give it a try. I'm not the most interesting person, but wierd things seem to happen to me or around me from time to time. Like say hamsters in the couch...

The other morning I was woken up by loud BANGs and THUDs over my head. So I go upstairs only to see my mother trying to take the couch apart. It turns out one of my sisters let her hamster loose, and it crawled into the couch. I mean into the couch. The thing somehow crawled right into the mesh. I'm happy to say we expect both couch and hamster to make full recoveries.

GNOME 2.0:

I was in charge of getting the gnome-applets docs ready for the gnome2.0 release. I didn't get everything done, so I guess it'll have to wait for whatever 2.0-bugfixed version gets released. The GnomeICU developers are working hard to get a version out for GNOME 2.0, and I'll lend a helping hand with respect to the documentation. Jeremy and friends have done a lot of work and GnomeICU is looking really good.

Music:

I'm not at all very political, but I should point out that the recent release of the RIAA's rates for Internet broadcasters has ticked me off. I have no problem with radio and Internet-radio having to pay the artists they are making money off of. However, stations like Monkey Radio (http://www.monkeyradio.org), that are freely broadcasted, and is simply there to expose people to different, more underground or non-common music, have to pay these fees. And of course, these fees will more than likely not go to the artists featured at Monkey Radio.

So sadly, Monkey Radio has "closed shop", and I can no longer have the station play whilst hacking or doing documentation.

I'd like to publicly say "'til we meet again" to dcm and Dan Mueth. Both have decided to leave GNOME and persue their interests elsewhere. Though I have spoken to both privately, I would just like to give a big thanks to these men, as they have helped me alot throughout my GDP work. Thanks guys, and good luck.

Wow. That was alot. And I do feel... somehow better...

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