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    Blog entries for February, 2004

    2004-02-28 (SATURDAY)
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    Satellite TV guy came today and said we had to put the dish on a big pole in the middle of the yard, or chainsaw a bunch of trees; time to fall back to Comcast...

    IBM laptop support is impressive: laptop hard disk died, I called late morning, they had me a new one the next morning. Didn't have to send the old one back, didn't have to argue. I'm now using the 2.6 kernel on my new drive.

    Christian: presumably up2date/yum is slow on Fedora because the default mirror is swamped. Look here, edit /etc/yum.conf.

    Seth, Jonathan, and Federico are really rescuing the file selector situation at the last minute. Those guys rock.

    Encouraging signs on open source Java in the news this week; this would be fantastic for GNOME and free software overall, uniting all the not-Microsoft platforms into a single juggernaut. I mailed everyone I could think of with a quick .02 that we need not only open source but also GPL-compatible, so we can really use Java throughout the OS.

    2004-02-21 (SATURDAY)
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    I think we finally have the whole lineup for which candidates fit in which positions for Hiring Phase 1, and thus will be able get back to everyone who's applied pretty soon. Crossing my fingers, I don't like leaving people hanging, but it just takes a lot of time to do responsibly. More positions should open, but finishing up soon for the spots with immediate start dates.

    Went to EuroTrip with Blizzard, Shona, Jeremy, Seth last night; it was a pretty good movie if you like the "American Pie" sort of genre. I laughed hard. Before that we ate at Blue Ribbon which was deemed an acceptable barbecue restaurant - although those of us recently arriving from North Carolina were unsure of authenticity and questioned the lack of hush puppies.

    On the technical side, I made a metacity release (yay!), but have some patches I really need to look at. There's an interesting one on the D-BUS list to add SELinux support.

    2004-02-16 (MONDAY)
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    Had a pretty nice vacation weekend in New York, I'm still here but shifted from vacation to Red Hat business trip. We had a lot of fun the first couple days. Some part of walking around in the cold, eating dubious food in Chinatown, and drinking a bit too much made us really sick on Sunday, so mostly sat around and watched TV and read email.

    Apparently not a virus though, so all good today. Taking the Acela home, took the LimoLiner here. We'll see how they stack up.

    The last couple weeks I've been waking up in the 7-8am timeframe every day; tomorrow I have to do the same. It almost feels normal... I haven't really done this since high school.

    2004-02-11 (WEDNESDAY)
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    Still no Internet at home. DSL is apparently unavailable so it looks like we'll get cable instead.

    At work, I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and may get back time to maintain metacity properly yet. In the meantime, please mail me with any emergencies. I hear rumors of crashes but don't know if these apply to HEAD or are the already-fixed ones. Need to make a new tarball and build in Fedora Core 2. I'm hoping to keep up with metacity maintenance while unloading my other modules as the right people appear to own them.