23 Dec 2000 vladimir   » (Master)


'Twas two days before Christmas, and I'm at home alone. Well, not completely alone; one of itp's friends is staying over at our place temporarily. So, I decided to not go home over the holidays so that I can instead go home for about two weeks in January and get some skiing in and stuff. However, this means that now I have plenty of time to clean up the filthy mess that we call our apartment. Yay. I'm starting the Massive Orderlization Project (aka MOP) today. And then, after I'm done, we're hiring a maid; the three of us combined are obviously not enough to keep this place clean. Yay.

This being Christmas reminds me of the many many people that I should get into contact with that I just haven't because I'm lazy. Sigh. Even with email, I don't know why I can't just get myself to write out a quick email or letter or something. Well, maybe I'll try to do something about that tomorrow.

I might end up going skiing in New Hampshire with Mike Whitson on Monday; that should be fun. I haven't gone skiing for two seasons, so it will definitively be exciting. I hope I survive.


Work goes good; finished my large chunk o' rewrite, and then spent most of this week writing a whole bunch of verification scripts, editing tools, and the like. Quite excited for LWE in January.

A few weeks ago I hacked up a Bonobo video player component using the framework I had done for gnomotion; it works quite well, except for A/V sync, which I will get to at some point. It uses libquicktime for the QT stuff; the library has some issues that I will have to deal with (like, there is no way to tell it "you're going be streamed this file in chunks, it will never be written to disk"), but that can be overcome. I need to write up some white papers.

Moved into additional office space across the hall; I now have a full desk to myself, with drawers and the like! It's a large space, and should hold us over nicely until we can move in February to our new space. Yay.

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