An interview with David Stutz on Mono.
Wired's top article on Linux World Expo has some very nice things to say about what what we are doing
Still more interviews today, pretty good.
Going to San Francisco for LWE. This week is going to be super exciting!
Last night I went to sleep very late, as I was reading some of the Winforms code. Doing a lot of learning, and a lot of coding.
We arrived at the airport at 3:20, the airplane left at 3:25. We were the last two people to jump on board, so we got special seats (seats that are usually reserved for the crew).
There was a little TV, and I asked Nat `What do think that button on the left of the screen does'. This button, I have to say is very misterious. Nat pressed the button a few times.
Later a stewardess came and Nat asked `What does that button do?'. And she answered: `It shuts down the TV for the rest of the flight'. As it turns out, that was not a joke. We flew without any flight entertainment.
The food on AA is getting worse every time I fly it. This time I got chicken, and it consisted of a very very tiny piece of chicken (the equivalent of two mozarella sticks).
The compiler is coming out very nicely. It is amazing how simple the C# language is. It is clean and simple, anyone can write a compiler for this thing with relatively little effort.
Started to read the SGI Pro compiler source code, which is very interesting.
Sony have their own problems, from trying to sell cd's that will blow up innocent users speakers upwards. The big problem with AML is the moment someone puts any kind of content protection system into their AML control code people will risk a five year jail sentence in the US merely for owning an AML disassembler
The new control center is pretty nice.
The Setup Tools are integrated there as well.
Evolution Beta 2 is out. Probably the most advanced GNOME application out there.
I have started migrating slowly to Evolution, I still have a couple of gigs worth of email in my Gnus setup, so it is going to take some time.
I discovered today that Evolution comes with a set of templates for your email, which makes html mail very pretty. "My Evolution" is also pretty nice, but i do not have screenshots around.
It is extremely usable right now, I was very impressed with this release quality.
The beauty of Evolution is how it integates so many technologies that we have been developing: The HTML engine has turned out to be extremely good with a built-in editor that supports GUI table editing. The Gnome Print setup generates very nice printed output. Gal is the foundation for a lot of the nice widgets on the screen.
So many things to praise about Evolution. The constant work and polish from Anna, Jakub and Tuomas makes the product look very professional. It is really hard to describe, as everywhere I go, there are new features.
Like the calendar now supports displaying per-category icons. Finally I can put all my birthdays with a nice icon.
The VFolders, where I can quickly see if Nat has sent something urgent are really useful as well.
Connected and disconnected operation. Man, where do the features end? Where? Where?
And then the mailer has these beautiful thumbnails on images that people send you. Oh man, this rules.
What am I doing with Gnus is beyond my comprehension.
Got snapshots going today. Me and Dick started looking at the ORP interfaces to reuse their GC system.
Compiler wise, I started generating assemblies with interface data a couple of days ago, I am currently doing the classes. Very nice hacks.
The bottom line is that using System.Reflection.Emit for a compiler is just beautiful. It is simple, and it is trivial. Man, the power.
A new release of SharpDevelop is out.
I finally installed Red Hat 7.1 on my desktop computer. There are so many patches in that kernel. I could not get a kernel with modules by default. I must be missing something.
Anyways, my HP 8230e CD writer is not working (although it seems like drivers/usb/storage knows about this device). It claims that the device refuses to get an address. Oh well.
Going to Mexico tomorrow. I am all excited and stuff.
Nice video from the Open Source vs Microsoft debate. Look for it yourself
Mitchel and Tim are outstanding on that debate, do not miss it.
Tiemman makes a good point on patents in there. He makes a point on patents and escalation of lost civil liberties, very good point. A smart man.
Dave Winer has another good point