SEP
9
2004

So where's the party...

One thing I always come back from the KDE meetings in Europe from is how friggen spread out the US developers are. Every year Zack and I try to get a few east coast KDE devels together for a hackfest. Last year we had a cool meeting with Adam and Hammish, but ironicly Zack could not make it...

AUG
16
2004

wow...

So i was trying to figure out how to copy songs from my favorite Juk play lists onto my mp3 player most efficiently. So I hit up wheels about Juk's dcop interface. One word "Wow".

Juk has a nice feature, its SIMPLE. The UI is fairly clean, and doesn't suffer from the feature creep of other music management systems. Its got a powerful play list manipulator and now I have learned it has an equally simple yet powerful DCOP interface. While Scott admits some of the interfaces are misnamed, they are none the less powerful.

JUL
21
2004

now thats krafty...

so sometime last week I got my Sony Ericsson T610 phone. After the fear that I would be stuck using the default themes on the phone I went out in search of the file format or some information on them. Well shockingly what I discovered was quite cool...

JUL
7
2004

Systray fun with KJSembed...

Someone a few days ago on IRC asked me about creating kde:KSystemTray apps with KJSEmbed. So I dug into it and found out how cool it really is...

It seems there are two parts to building scripts that use the system tray. The first part is the tray itself. This is pretty easy to create you just new it, set the icon, and show it
Example:
var tray = new KSystemTray( this );
tray.setPixmap( StdIcons.SmallIcon( "news_subscribe" ) );
tray.show();
application.exec();

JUL
3
2004

Feeding my dislike for java...

So it seemed like a good idea 3 months ago. We needed a utility that would create Palm data files, and embed images in them. We had a java pdb generator already so we figured hey, parse in the data file and images and we are home free. Sounds simple right? WONG!

JUN
28
2004

Why I hate being a sysadmin...

Well, after basicly 3 weeks of hounding from chris i got the server upgraded. To my utter shock and surprise drupal radically changed their plug-ins and themes. This blew about 9 hours porting as many of them to the new api as i could.

JUN
11
2004

Windows development just got tolerable....

There has always been this inane call to port KDevelop to windows so we can entice windows developers to Qt. Personally I think this call is bullsh*t, and think it makes about as much sense as saying "More people will use Macs if they port Adobe Photoshop to Windows." None the less, I still have to do windows development for some customers...

MAY
18
2004

A Model with a View

Well Alexander promised me that he would give me a QVariant editor widget tomorrow, so I am psyched. I grew annoyed with Qts qt:QSQLPropertyMap and decided to deviate some with my own take on the bugger. Not that its TTs fault here because I am departing from the realm of SQL. I ended up with a more complex property map, but this also gave me some added bonuses.

MAY
14
2004

The making of a Model

Well I have been busy this week bothering Zack and fellow employees here. For the last 5 months I have been fighting with the concept of Java's Storable interface, and MFC's CDocument object. Both seem to fall very short of my goals...

MAY
7
2004

30 minutes...

As an exersize I have been exploring the feasibility of migrating from KJSEmbed scripts to C++...

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