by Miguel de Icaza

I finally installed some gallery software. It was really easy, and works with PHP. Trivial to setup. I am loving it.

My albums are here


Went with my friends from Spain, Francisco and Michael to dinner to downton Brussels, and took many pictures that should be available shortly in my album.

Posted on 16 Feb 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

The Guardian reports:

"I sold my daughter for money because of the hunger," he says, shivering with fever in the chill of his mud and chaff house. "I sold my daughter to save the other people in my family, to save them from dying."

And so Aziz Gul was contracted in marriage to a distant relative on the far side of the gorge that cuts off the village of Siya Sang from the outside world, for a down payment of 2m Afghanis - about �50.

Posted on 09 Feb 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

Noam Chomsky at Harvard University. As usual a great talk, but this time the session of questions and answers was awesome: the answers were great stories that I had not heard before.

At the end we met Noam and took a bunch of pictures.

Posted on 06 Feb 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

From Time Magazine: How the US killed the Wrong Soldiers:

Two dead Afghans were found with their wrists bound. One U.S. soldier left behind a note: "Have a nice day. From Damage Inc." Days after the attack, the classrooms at the school were still soaked in thick blood. Surveying the carnage, a Uruzgan elder said, "The U.S. must be punished for what they did in this room." Even mistakes aren't easily forgotten.

Made me think of The My Lai Massacre. Kind of like this

Black-Hawk-Down and Propaganda

I was pondering whether I should watch this movie. Today I made up my mind not to watch it. At The Guardian.

Embedded Gtk

Interesting read.


Chomksy is talking this week in Cambridge. Just got his new book 9/11.

Am reading also Catch-22, very amusing so far.

Posted on 04 Feb 2002

Final day

by Miguel de Icaza

Today was the last day of LWE. As usual, these things consume all of your waking hours, and by the last day I was pretty tired.

The show was over relatively early, and everyone at Ximian had gone home (the two options we had were: to take a boat ride in NY or eat lobster in Boston). Patrick, Mancha and myself stayed another day to enjoy New York a bit more. We had dinner and a greek waiter at "Pete's" with the Rutgers University LUG members.


Afterwards we catched the `De la Guarda' show in Union Square per Patrick's advise. Lovely show. Worth watching a couple of times. The NY times said about this show `Better than Sex'. Patrick, always full of expressivity summarized it with `No mames'.


We met with our friends from NYU (Felix, Mauricio, Ramon) and went for some bar hoping, despite the fact that everyone was very tired. Here are four mexicans in the third stop that night.


Attempted dinner at 2am `El Coyote Cojo de las Nalgas Pintas' in the Village (see picture for evidence). Met with Mauricio's friend Alma Marcela (Silva de Alegria) at the last stop.

Nice evening. Given that Patrick talked to everyone we ran into in the streets, cabs, shops or bars. More than one cab driver knows about Patrick's new son Nicolas.

Mexico City

Earlier this year I was in Mexico City:

Roberto, Coffee shop.
Plaza Loreto, Jan 1st.
Raymond Hall.

Posted on 01 Feb 2002

New York

by Miguel de Icaza

Slides of my Mono talk are available here. They are in the trusty text/mgp format. The material is a bit out of date, but this is what was submitted for being printed a couple of months in advance.

The show continues. Maddog likes my new camera (but I have not yet managed to get the flash settings just right).
That day later on Mauricio showed up at the show. We went for dinner to `Uncle Nicks' with Mancha and Patrick.
Despite being a long day, Nat and I had trouble sleeping, and went for a midnight snack on 5th avenue, close to our hotel.

There was a guy sleeping.

Posted on 31 Jan 2002

Columbia University

by Miguel de Icaza

Did my talk at Columbia. Lots of interesting questions from the audience (some compiler students went, now if only they could email me ;-). Ben went to the talk!

I do not have any group pictures, but I will post some of the individual pictures.

Mancha and Patrick came to meet me to Penn Station.

Posted on 30 Jan 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

I will be doing a Mono presentation at Linux World Expo on thursday 31 in New York City.

And I have been invited to Columbia University (wooohoo!) to do a talk on Mono on Wednesday 30. You are welcome to come. Details are here

Posted on 28 Jan 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

Woohooo! Galeon, Evolution and new Mozilla are on Red Carpet!

I have switched from Mozilla to Galeon for my browsing needs. Funny fact: I installed Galeon to try their Smart Bookmark feature (where you get a Google toolbar entry and a Bugzilla toolbar entry) and never noticed that I did not miss Mozilla at all.

It uses the same Mozilla engine, but the GUI integrates much better with GNOME and it is a lot more responsive. The tabbed feature has gone from proof of concept to a fairly usable implementation and the auto-portal is really nice.

Posted on 26 Jan 2002


by Miguel de Icaza

Interesting article on Gnumeric. It is written in Spanish.

It talks about GNOME-DB, the Basic support in Gnumeric and Guppi. Interesting overview.


I find the WinerLog funny. It apparently has a built-in 2-second delay in editthispage to discourage people from reading it.

Posted on 24 Jan 2002

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