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[ajax] zrusin has already threatened me with violence if gobject is ever attached to X
[ajax] and i can't afford that. i'm too pretty, and he fights dirty.


dear diary

JACKPOT.

My girlfriend knows the cheat codes to the GTA games, by heart.

Sorry, just had to brag about that.


rumors and lies

It's been a while since I last blogged; I know, I suck. Deal with it.

I was supposed to be in Norway as of two months ago, but as it turns out, the Norwegian government apparently hates me. My work visa has yet to be approved, so I'm currently in California working at Trolltech's office in Palo Alto on a short-term contract.

"But, Chris - how did you end up in California? I thought you were in Boston!"

Yes, yes, I was. I was in Boston until I ran out of sofas to crash on. Then I took my car and talked a crazy friend of mine (the author of naim to be precise) into doing a cross-country road trip with me. We made the trip from Boston to Phoenix in about forty-two hours, give or take.

I spent a few weeks in Chandler, leeching off of my parents, and generally trying to figure out my next move. I had a lot of fun while I was there - my friend Josh left for the Navy right before I left to come out here to CA, so I was there for his sendoff party, and that was pretty great.

Oh, and I have a girlfriend now - scarily enough, she's not completely insane or otherwise mentally handicapped, yet she still likes me. So, to all my secret admirers out there: You should've moved faster! Now I'm taken, and it's too late.

Saturday can't get here fast enough.



for the record

[user infoairlied][]: I'd be a lot less annoyed with companies like ATI if they shipped drivers (even proprietary ones!) that actually supported their latest cards.

The R5xx-series cards have been out for MONTHS now and there's still no acceleration, 2D or 3D, Open Source or proprietary. Good job, ATI!

Anyway. I'm excited about the way that things are headed, and I'm really glad that other people are getting excited, too.

To the people who were wondering - the "AI" in "AIGLX" stands for Accelerated Indirect - it's basically required to do a lot of neat things like using the local card to render OpenGL from a remote application. It also enables all sorts of kick-ass effects like the new bling in metacity and compiz (which doesn't work yet, but it's only a matter of time).

[user infoairlied]: http://airlied.livejournal.com/22700.html


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\<canllaith> -5 points for having a seriously hot ass he prolly won't let me violate


you have headpigeons

Today is the dawn of a new era!

Today is the first day that I no longer work for Red Hat.

In just a couple of short weeks, I should be in Norway working for my new employer, Trolltech.

Also, tonight, the second half of Battlestar Galactica season 2 starts! This new chapter of my life is off to a hella sweet start.



#if 0

There is a lot of really useless code sitting in Xorg today.

I was playing with a CVS checkout and noticed a large chunk of one of the source files was commented out with #if 0; so, this piqued my curiosity and I decided to figure out how many blocks of code are commented out with #if 0 in the server, driver, and lib trees.

The current count, in CVS HEAD, as of about five minutes ago:

module    blocks of #if 0 code
--------- -----------------------
libs      56
server    408
drivers   648

All combined, that's 1112 blocks of code completely disabled at compile time just sitting there in the tree.

Haven't bothered checking any of the other modules; I'm sure there's more in apps but I don't really think it matters for docs or fonts. Still. That's a lot of useless crap.


you know what to do

So, ajax and I are hanging out the other night.

He heads to the fridge to grab a Coke, and comes back with a serious expression on his face.

ajax Well, we have a couple of options.
[clee] What?
ajax There's only one Coke left. So, we can-
[clee] Fight. To the death.

Good times. (Obviously, I won, since I'm here to blog about it.)