Wed, 20 Jul 2005
.: yes, carl ::

Stroking is hard. So hard.

Every time I hear the word 'stroke' from now on, I'm going to hear keithp purr. That disturbs me to no end.

In other news, the DDC at OLS has been a lot of fun. I'm going to have to disagree with chouimat about a few things - namely, I think that Xgl is extremely sexy, and has a hell of a future, and while it's true that the vast majority of the talks here are GNOME-related or have a GNOME bias... it's because we are vastly outnumbered on this side of the pond, and you can count the number of KDE developers at this conference on one hand.

George Staikos was here for a couple of hours, I've been here for the DDC but not OLS, chouimat was here (but let's face it, you haven't been active in KDE lately, chouimat, and neither have I), and Alexander Dymo is here and gave a talk about KDevelop. We're not exactly taking over here. We need more of a presence at these shows, people. It's important.

[02:05] | [tech] | # | G
Tue, 12 Jul 2005
.: more cowbell ::

I may be abusing my 'tech/KDE' category with this entry, but so be it.

A new tagging application called 'cowbell' is out and it looks pretty boring. Reading through it I was mostly uninterested until I hit this part:

It requires the Mono runtime, Gtk#, and TagLib to install and run.

Holy crap! GTK/GNOME apps using evil KDE technology! THE SKIES THEY ARE FALLING I TELL YOU.

Seriously though, good on them. TagLib is good stuff, and I'm glad to see that they're not reinventing the wheel. More projects need to use it.

[04:46] | [tech/KDE] | # | G
Mon, 04 Jul 2005
.: kill all humans ::

Some asshole thought it would be a good idea to string up yellow "CAUTION" tape and block one of the one-way roads leading to my apartment building inside of the complex.

I was not amused.

I stopped my car, pulled up the handbrake, flipped on the emergency lights, got out, and walked to one side of the tape. I ripped it off, and some guy screamed out "HEY!!!" I turned to his general direction and flipped him off, and walked across the street to the other side, where I pulled down the rest of the tape and tossed it into my car.

Got back into my car and parked in my parking lot without incident, throwing out the tape on my way in to my apartment.

God dammit, I hate people sometimes.

[04:06] | [personal] | # | G