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Advogato post for 2001-06-21 22:49:30

Hey, I have been called a Microsoft apologist!

All be­cause I wrote a lit­tle ar­ti­cle say­ing that maybe in one par­tic­u­lar case Mi­crosoft­'s in­tent is not of un­com­pass­ing evil, but maybe it is a fea­ture that users may, you know, well, like ;-)

Hon­est­ly, I don't ex­pect any bet­ter ;-)

It amazes me that so many peo­ple in the so-­called free soft­ware com­mu­ni­ty have such lit­tle ca­pac­i­ty to ac­cept dis­agree­men­t.

Yes, my ar­ti­cle may seem like an ex­am­ple of such a thing, too. How­ev­er, I think I have a good ex­cuse: I am right, and ev­ery­one else is not ;-)

Or at least, I may be wrong, but I am wrong on the side of free­dom, while oth­ers are (IMHO) wrong on the side of ob­scu­ran­tism and cen­sor­ship (even if they don't re­al­ize it, re­mem­ber thay are wrong and I am not ;-)

Advogato post for 2001-06-14 16:51:52

Well, posted a little rant^W article here, checked the diaries of some buddies (Taj, Borges is cool, and noone will laugh at you for reading it. It just shows you are a nerd with taste ;-).

Got a new job, went to a lin­ux even­t, and so on and so forth.

I even wrote a di­ary en­try!

Advogato post for 2001-04-18 00:34:56

Ok, I got diverted from my external actions stuff (it's almost done anyway), to write a surveillance app for a possible customer.

Right now, it's work­ing nice­ly. Per­haps its worth re­leas­ing as free soft­ware, too :-)

It us­es the mo­tion pack­age, be­cause it's in­tend­ed to:

a) Ar­chive all the in­ter­est­ing stuff
b) Use as lit­tle band­width be­tween the cam­era serv­er and the com­put­er with the watch­er.

This way the watch­er can watch many cam­eras.

It's a nifty thing, and it MUST be fin­ished to­mor­row, so I will prob­a­bly shove it in­to fresh­meat&­co on fri­day.

Advogato post for 2001-04-12 03:13:20

Ok, what did I do today?

I re­built my KDE, I looked at Rich's shell­com­man­der, I con­fig­ured a Log­itech Ex­press, I solved the server's pack­age de­pen­den­cy mess, so ap­t-get works right, I re­con­fig­ured the note­book com­plete­ly, I hacked at a cou­ple pro­ject­s, I ac­cept­ed the job of Ark main­tain­er, I stud­ied the ac­tions chap­ter from the an­damooka book, took my cat to the vet­eri­nar­i­an to keep her un­til mon­day, and worked a full 8 hours.

And now I am leav­ing on a trip with a note­book, so the next 96 hours should be RE­AL­LY pro­duc­tive :-)

Advogato post for 2001-04-09 21:28:30

Man, I'm in such a coding high, I feel like I've been smoking funny stuff.

KFTE now has the rudi­ments of a DCOP in­ter­face, and I de­cid­ed this stuff is so cool, all apps should be ex­tend­able through ex­ter­nal DCOP script­s.

So, I'll de­sign a cen­tral repos­i­to­ry/browser/ed­i­tor for the stuff, then add the hooks in the libs to in­te­grate them.

That way, you will be able to cre­ate your own menu en­tries and tool­bar but­tons that will run your own scripts to ma­nip­u­late the da­ta.

How cool would that be? :-)

KDE is go­ing to be more script­able than the Ami­ga. And I mean it ;-)

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