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6 May 2001 (updated 6 May 2001 at 22:42 UTC) »

Weekend started with accepting on an article thing. Took me quite some time to take the decision, but I'll take it as excercise and hope it won't take up too much of my time. Let's see, it's a new experience for me, kind of.

Once again enjoyed one of those completely spontaenous hacks. Frerich had some problem with class ownership in knewsticker and it was real fun to quickly jump in and hack right away (problem was clear, solution was obivous) . That's what I love with KDE stuff, if you want you can just go in and focus on a tiny little detail and do something.

Hunted some Qt/E bugs I found while debugging konq/e. A bit of a strange feeling (no immediate feedback) , but good all in all (well, let's see if my patches get accepted...) . Also fixed a bit in konq/e itself, namely the proxy support and the config behind it. Really got to push myself to reach the 1.0 goals. Oh well...

Birthday party of ematthias. Was great fun. Freed up my mind :)

Had a second flashback on good old scene stuff, on irc. Well oh well. Made me even loose the focus for a second. But then it's good to figure again that the current 'situation' is closer to my dream.

Looking forward to the second band session on tuesday. Am really keen on pushing this tiny little music flame inside me more :)

But first I got to visit the doctor tomorrow again, because of my kindney (uh, hope the translation is correct, at last babelfish says so :) . Maybe this chapter can finally be closed (although it hasn't really been bothering me that much the last weeks) .

But I'm looking forward to the upcoming week. Last one was nice. Gotta push myself to do more uni stuff though. really, grr.

Closing the day with some completely relaxing Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz jazz music. Lovely. Just the right thing.

And now someone explain me why I'm suddenly writing such a detailed diary entry?

Did some kdelibs and konq bugfixing (ftp-proxy was broken in some cases, some other minor fixing)

Enjoyed a bike tour to Nuernberg with friends. Yippee, hope summer is arriving for real now :)

Also found an ugly QPopupMenu bug (dangling pointer) .

Did some bugfixing here and there and comitted my 'go-url' patch to Konqueror (fixes two bugreports :)

I passed the algo exam, yippee :-) (...and skipped the algo lecture today, because it was just too boring ;-)

Hacked a nifty script which allows me to keep my home installation in sync with snapshots, using the magic phi tool. So it wraps around phi-upgrade, parses the output a bit, downloads only the RPMs necessary for the upgrade and writes out a file containing the necessary rpm commands. Seems to work, gotta test it a bit more though, before releasing it internally :) . Thanks Marcus for the help with phi.

Finally (after coolo pushed me a few times ;-) I fixed the actionprops bug when performing .rc file upgrades (so you don't loose this section anymore when a kde app upgrades its .rc file) .

Also fixed khtml to not show these annoying error messageboxes anymore for iframe and object objects (like 'unknown host ads.doubleclick.com' or the like ) . Gnn, that was annoying at times.

Nothing exciting otherwise, other than that I got a chunk of taxes back and consider spending some of the money for buying a nice book about design patterns :-)

24 Apr 2001 (updated 24 Apr 2001 at 21:18 UTC) »

University started again. lots of new stuff to learn ;-)

Discussed more editor stuff with mhk and Cornelius.

Had my first session with the big band of the uni. Very cool! Feels great to play in a band again (after such a long break) , and they have the kind of music I love (including modern stuff)

Just returned from the lake. Enjoyed the break. Felt good.

Also as I had my laptop with me I hacked a lot on konq/e :-)

Did a big koffice API cleanup patch. Still missing is the cleanup for the image scan stuff, but that will have to go in after beta1.

Now I'm off for a few days, taking a break, looking at refilling my batteries down at my parent's, at the lake of constanze :-)

Been at mekka & symposium over the weekend. It was a hell of a lot of fun, met people I haven't seen for a year. It's amazing to see how this party manages to keep that special spirit alive (over the years) .

My favourite entries were 'm den riet - symposion' from the mp3 compo (wonderful song!) and 'salt - glucosil' from slow motion compo (in fact a most of salt's songs are awesome) . Also the kolor demo was very nice.

Hehe, and like every year shortly after Mekka I'm highly motivated to hack up something. In the past that movitation didn't hold long though :-( . But I discovered the ipaq as possible nice platform, and I figured out how to do this comics vector gfx style. So maybe there's a chance of keeping things rolling for me (in fact I started some stuff at the party, but party coding sucks when you lack sleep and the music is loud)

But on the other hand I kind of already see myself being back at KDE hacking in a week, addicted as I am :-)

Let's just see. It's me free time, and in there I do what's fun for me, and that's what counts.

Now I urgently need sleep. I haven't had much at the party...

Was ill last week and still am, sort of :-( .

Also fecked up the exam today. Hmpf.

Well, at least found some time to hack up a konq/e section for www.konqueror.org.

Did some minor file dialog image preview class cleanup and bugfixing (now automatic preview works again ;-) . Still would love to have more time for hacking though, especially for that !@#$!# table thingy.

Tried to motivate myself to do some serious studying/learning, no real success though :-(( I hope tomorrow will be better!

Found a wonderful smooth jazz sampler in the CD shop. Tons of beautiful songs. (watch out for 'Smooth Jazz On a Summer's Day')

Saw 'Thirteen Days' in the cinema. Better than I thought. Not really good, but ok as late night entertainment ;-)

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