Showing posts from August, 2004

It is very hot outside

I ran into Richard Stallman today at the hardware store.I was purchasing nails, he was procuring shelves.I asked him in which building in the Stata Center his office was located.

The Answer is the Irony of the Situation

On my walk to work today, coffee in one hand and The Economist in the other, an armored truck turned onto a one way street. In eerie synchronization, a large semi-truck veered onto the street behind the armored truck, pulled up along it, and then cut it off, blocking it on three of its four sides, with a sidewalk and myself on the other side. All I could think of was Heat, so I ran the rest of the way to work. Which is good, because I may of missed the enusing gun fight, but is also bad, because there would of likely been free money flying in the air.
Sidewalk outside of my apartmentWe put netapplet into GNOME CVS. The module is netapplet. I appreciate the positive feedback, really awesome, thanks, but the reason that Joe is Novell Employee of the Year is already known and my book sells well is due to the free plastic toy embedded in between pages 104 and 105, as much as I would like to think that it is my ninja-like coding ability and charming persona.
Boston, Home of the BeautifulA …

Pirate Shoe Salesmen

Joey and I put up the code to our netapplet. Since Nat posted about it in his blog, we have been inundated with emails. The code is shipping in a forthcoming desktop product and is very SUSE specific. We really do not have the time to work on it right now, but we wanted to share the wealth.
The Netapplet of Justice

A life long career

By and by, we are hiring a build engineer in the Boston-based desktop group. If you are the greatest build engineer on the planet, or a reasonable facsimile, consider applying.

There's beauty in the breakdown

"Windows XP Starter Edition allows only three applications to be run concurrently. According to Microsoft, this limitation 'helps [users] stay organized and reduces confusion."What pikes my curiosity is the matter of where in the operating system do they enforce this lovely policy.

Kernel Summit

Two weeks back was the Linux Kernel Developers Summit. The Kernel Summit is a two day, developer-to-developer, invite-only conference where the kernel hackers sit down and talk about our feelings. It is not, unfortunately, a hack fest. Instead, the big arguments too heated or otherwise involved for the mailing lists are discussed. An attempt is made to reach consensus on the future direction of the kernel. A cabal at its best.For whatever reason, I failed to blog the conference from the conference. To make reparations, here and now I will go over some of my thoughts.Monday started pretty slowly. It was fairly clear, right off the bat, that this conference would mirror last year - little contention and lots of agreement. Compared to the summit two and three years ago, the lack of violent disagreement is always surprising. It certainly drives home the point about the state of kernel development. We started off with a processor panel, which was pretty neat. Both Intel and AMD pro…


It is nice to be home in Boston, back from OSCON in Portland. OSCON was surprisingly rad, lots of different folks I do not often see. I also got a chance to hang out with Pat Mochel and the other Portland area hackers. Pat had a fun party at his place Wednesday night. OSCON was my fourth conference in nearly as many weeks, and I am very much done with all of that for at least awhile.This weekend found my good friend from UF, Mike, in town. Mike and I had a lot of great times back in school and it was really quite nice to see him. We had a sweet weekend, running around town, eating, drinking, partying.
The HatchSaturday we went to the Dispatch show at the Hatch Shell, which is located right on the Charles. It was a free, well promoted, long planned (we made these plans before I even moved out here) show. It was also their last show - they are breaking up - a big "goodbye" event for themselves as much as for their fans.Dispatch knocks out this college rock, a mix o…