AUG
11
2003

feels like forever

wow, feels like forever since i posted a blog. but i'm behind in most of my correspondence: too much is happening.

on the KDE side of life i finished up some change to the address picker in libkdepim... it seems to make a lot more sense now and be a lot more polished. Zack made a great start on it, but it needed that last 10%.. maybe it only needs that last 9% now ;-)

AUG
10
2003

Listbox vs Combobox

After looking at the current eyesore in kcontrols style chooser I decided to share some thoughts on how and why to do certain UI things. The old chooser had a listbox to select a style from, while the new one uses a combo box. While someone may have thought this was cool, its a big UI mistake. Here is why:

AUG
10
2003

KConfigure - its Kool

So my wife wanted to install a kde app a last night that she found on source forge... okay no biggie, i told her to just get the RPM off of the SuSE cd... one problem, the program was not there, soooo i told her to download the source and install it... BIG MISTAKE!*

AUG
9
2003

Kastle Surprise

I wanted to go to Kastle. I wanted to go really badly. Well, unfortunately it happens during the only week my girlfriend and I could have gone on vacation this year. Now she's busy with her diploma thesis and I could go to N7Y, but registration is closed. ARGH! I hope it will be possible to get some last-minute planning done.

AUG
9
2003

fun with kio_obex

Well today was a complete waste for anything other than getting linux booting reliably on my powerbook again (dont ask) and messing with my cellphone and cvs:[kdenonbeta/kio_obex|kio_obex].

I have to say so far Im impressed. It autodetected my cellphone via IrDA and listed the contents. I could copy vCard phone numbers strait off of it into my KDE address book, and was even able to make it a directory based resource with some help. Very COOL :)

AUG
8
2003

No More Classes! (or AKA how to post two of the same blog)

ok, yup, i'm a dumbass, i posted two of the same blog, but i'm going back and editing this one so :P

Well, today has turned out to be a weird day so far. Nothing just feels right, but I did get paid. :D Has anybody tried to new crystal icons (0.9) on kde-look? They all look really nice. It would be cool if we could get the lastest version imported into CVS into KDE 3.2. Perhaps somebody will talk to Everaldo about that. :) He does have a CVS account now though, so he could do it himself, hmmmmm..........

AUG
8
2003

No More Classes!

YAY! One last exam (at 6pm today) and then I'm done with stupid summer classes!! After that exam, the weekend starts, along with my two week break from school before fall classes start. Fortunately for me, I'm only taking 12 hours in the fall, and so I should have plenty of time to hack then too. I get to hack at work sometimes too, although It's mostly when I don't have anything else to do, so wouldn't say that I get paid to hack on KDE. But all in all, it just looks like I'll have more time for KDE hacking (which is always a good thing). :D

AUG
8
2003

Blogbot testers welcome

The bot seems to behave, so I welcome any testers. If you want to use it, subscribe to it at [email protected] It will reply with a short welcome message and ask for authorization in turn.Use $help to get a small help text and one command per message. Your passwords are being encrypted, so you don't have to fear that I will collect them. :)

AUG
8
2003

greetings from Chile

I am on the last night of a 4-night observing run at the Magellan 6.5-m telescope, and KStars has been my lovely-and-talented observing assistant for the whole run.

AUG
7
2003

Jabber Blog Bot Finished

I created a Jabber blog bot today which you can use to post diary entries to this blog via your favorite Jabber client.

It's a PHP script and it actually seems to work, this message here has been posted using the bot. I'll try to leave it running overnight and if it behaves, I'll look for a server that will be able to run the script 24/7 so everybody can use it.

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