Luck is catching up with me

July 21st, 2005 Comments off

My normal luck is starting to come back, and it hit hard today. I went to get some files off my laptop hard drive to work on projects, but plugged in the adapter wrong which fried the drive. So next week or whenever I get my laptop back, I have to create another service call to get my hard drive replaced. And of course there are plenty of files on that drive I’ve been working on backing up which are now lost. Off to recreate some of what I lost.


There you are. Were you scared? It’s ok, you’re home now.

July 18th, 2005 Comments off

For those of you not enlightened enough to know where that came from, you need to start watching House. It’s another one of those shows I watch over and over again….err, will watch over and over again when DVDs come out :P.
So it’s now 2:00am, and I don’t expect to get tired any time soon. This sucks since I have a lot of stuff to get done in the morning before a conference call. I also say goodbye to my laptop tomorrow. It has to get sent back to IBM for a couple of weeks for a motherboard replacement. I already miss it, but have big plans for it when it gets back. Time to reinstall and organize my files better. I’ll also make room for Solaris of some sort.
I think I’ll work on getting subversion working on the server while watching House. It definately would have helped with the hacking I did for the gallery this weekend. What a load of crap that was. It’s gonna be impossible to upgrade too :(.
The Empire State Games are coming next week. I’m pretty sure I’m going to take those days off. It’d be nice to sleep a bit and work on projects and try to get my car taken care of. I’ll try to get a lot of my Surliness stuff out of the way. I started my blog back up at for coding related stuff. I miss doing PHP stuff.


Gaim Summer of Code

July 7th, 2005 Comments off

Gaim has recently put up public blogs for all of their Summer of Code participants. Looking at the projects, I’m glad to see that someone is working on UPnP enabled file transfers so file transfers will work with NAT, which is good (assuming that will work with linux). However, I’m now mad at gaim (probably due to some alcohol) because almost every one of the 15 selected projects was a project they had listed as something that needs to get done. Hell, they even copied their own project descriptions. While I’m glad they found people to take care of things that have been listed to get done for a while now, it’s like Gaim didn’t look at anything creative and different and were just thinking about themselves. I know I’m not making my point clear, but it really bothers me that most of their selected projects were just simple things that the project has needed. Hell, some of them are almost done.


Happy 4th

July 4th, 2005 Comments off

Well, the weekend is mostly over. This week should be interesting at work, I think I have a deadline to meet. Just have to wait and see.
I wasn’t productive at all this weekend. I’ve read very little and made no progress with any code (that I can remember). I have been watching a lot of Stargate SG-1 though. Almost ready for the next season to start. Claudia Black’s introduction to the series was amazing!
I finally got around to listening to the first episode of The Signal, a podcast show centered around “Firefly”. Interesting things to listen to, can’t wait for the next episode this Wednesday. Word has it that Serenity might be released sooner than September 30!
Speaking of podcasting, it looks interesting. I want to play around with it a bit more. I’m starting with a couple of casts I found and a player called iPodder. I hate iPodder so if anybody has any other suggestions, let me know. Same goes for casts. I’m going to be sifting through, The freshest podcasts in the known universe, PodNova, GigaDial and whatever I can find through iPodder, but I’d like to hear if anybody out there listens to podcasts (especially now that iPod supports it).
Have a happy and safe 4th….unless I don’t like you, in which case I wish you burn yourself.


Serenity, Part II…and other news

July 1st, 2005 Comments off

Sorry that I didn’t post this last week. Anyways, I went to Albany last week to see a screening of Serenity again. It appeared to be the same copy I saw a month ago in Manchester, so nothing new to report on the movie. I probably didn’t give enough time between viewings, so I ended up picking the movie apart and watching for audience reactions this time around though. Still enjoyed the movie though. However, Regal cinemas absolutely blow! Yes, it was technically a stadium theater, but it was poorly designed. The seats were uncomfortable, the acoustics sucked, and it felt like we were all cramed into a small tin box. The staff sucked too! Most importantly, the atmosphere was not there at all. In Manchester, they were very nice to the fans and encouraged us to enjoy the screening and just be a big group of insane fans. That really changes the entire movie experience. At least I got to sign a birthday banner for Joss’ birthday after the movie last week though.
Google and the rest of the sponsers finally sifted through the applications for Summer of Code. Amazingly, Google upped the number of participants from 200 to 419 (410 for SoC and another 9 for some Japanese thing or something). Congrats to all the participants. I can’t wait to see some of the accepted projects. For now, you can find the projects that KDE is sponsoring here.
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And I conclude this broadcast with this annoucement: I will be moving out of the house at the end of July.