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I hate you. [May. 3rd, 2002|04:54 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Dear authors of nearly all AIM clients for *nix, you suck. Can you write anything that doesn't segfault? Not. That. Fucking. Hard. gaim and kinkatta are both crashing on me today. I'd use ntaim if there were a few more convenient key bindings. And I'd add them, if I didn't have my own projects. Or, I could use AIM on windows and be plagued with a bloated executable and ads. Wait, maybe I'll try out the Trillium or whatever that everybody's always talking about. Hope it supports tabbing.

In good news ... mod_perl rules. Almost as much as not having to go to school or work.

Actually, if my AIM clients crashing are the worst of my problems, life's pretty damn good.

I was out reading my books in the hammock earlier, listening to birds chirping and squirrels running up and down the trees. Yea'.
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[User Picture]From: thies
2002-05-03 04:57 pm (UTC)
Adium? OS X is afterall more or less a *nix too ;)
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[User Picture]From: dlbags
2002-05-03 05:02 pm (UTC)
Try AIM+ it's an add on and runs with aim, but it eliminates the adds and such. I don't have and resource issues with it like AIM, but you probably run more intense stuff.
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[User Picture]From: michaelf
2002-05-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
where do you find AIM+ ?

I was thinking about writing my own AIM client, just cause I wanted to add logging. Frustrating to come back to a machine notice it has crashed/rebooted (cause it's windows and does stuff like that) and then later find out you missed something.

ironic this came up today as I was just thinking aboutit.

Now if I could only get battle.net to auto log as well....
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[User Picture]From: michaelf
2002-05-03 06:44 pm (UTC)
true dat.

google is da bomb.

I had family over today and they wanted a phone number, so they wanted me to go to this website, but I hit google instead, and it found it while they were still telling me the address they'd wanted me to look at. =)
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From: ex_debgirl0
2002-05-03 05:07 pm (UTC)

Re: I was out reading my books in the hammock earlier, listening to birds

get a real job!

8P
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From: evan
2002-05-03 05:13 pm (UTC)
I like warmenhoven.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-03 05:23 pm (UTC)
Did he write GtkIMHtml? That's the widget in GAIM that segfaults for me.
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[User Picture]From: visions
2002-05-03 05:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2002-05-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
trillian my friend, trillian
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[User Picture]From: _benbenben_
2002-05-03 05:42 pm (UTC)

WRITE YOUR OWN



Write your own. smartie pants
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-05-03 06:42 pm (UTC)

Heh... You put me in the mood for some mod_perl hackage, so I've been trying to modularize BML so that it lives in its own self-contained package with subs which can be called to initialize BML and process BML source into HTML. My intention was then that BML::ApacheMod (for

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<p>Heh... You put me in the mood for some mod_perl hackage, so I've been trying to modularize BML so that it lives in its own self-contained package with subs which can be called to initialize BML and process BML source into HTML. My intention was then that BML::ApacheMod (for <ttmod_perl) and bmlp.pl would <code>require BML;</code> and call these subs at particular points in the proceedings to get HTML output and print it in an appropriate way.</p> <p>However, I didn't realise until now how messy BML is! Shame on you, Mr Fitzpatrick! <tt> ;p</tt> I've pretty much sorted out in my head what should go in which "modules" (caller, BML, BML::Client, and BML::Func) but making that separation looks like it could take a very long time to do cleanly.</p> <p>Fun highlights of my design are that the main handler sub can optionally take a code ref to use for output instead of a scalar ref to fill, and that the mod_perl version could read its settings from the Apache configuration rather than bmlp.cfg if that's desirable. However, I'm pretty daunted by BML, so I don't know how likely it is I'll manage to implement fully rather than just giving up after a while.</p> <p>It's all good fun, anyway.</p>
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-05-03 06:51 pm (UTC)

Stupid fingers. The sentence beginning "My intention" was intended to read...

My intention was then that BML::ApacheMod (for mod_perl) and bmlp.cfg can require BML; and call these subs at particular points in the proceedings to get HTML output and print it in an appropriate way.

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[User Picture]From: belladonna
2002-05-03 06:43 pm (UTC)
Knowing you got a TiBook, I gotta go with the Adium supporters. I have used Adium from the day I got my iBook and I absolutely love it. The main site is http://www.adiumx.com
It's a gorgeous client, with very little bloat. Mmm.
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[User Picture]From: todfox
2002-05-03 08:41 pm (UTC)
When did you last update your gaim code? The coders on it are quite active, so you might want to rebuild from the latest CVS if you haven't already.
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[User Picture]From: yiyi
2002-05-03 08:48 pm (UTC)
i like to watch birds and squirrels too!
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From: selfsufficience
2002-05-03 11:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Software and Ghetto Nature.

uh oh...you have been busted by the gay police:

>>>got all gay on me


don't be an ass
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From: selfsufficience
2002-05-04 01:14 am (UTC)

Re: Software and Ghetto Nature.

ok, nigger
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[User Picture]From: jojobear99
2002-05-04 12:57 am (UTC)
deadaim (http://www.jdennis.net/index2.htm) is another great program i'd highly reccomend for removing all that ad crap from aim :)

so, umm, any of those unix clients able to run on solaris (in a user directory not like /sbin/ or anything)? Quickbuddy is just NOT a real client...
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[User Picture]From: rockbugg
2002-05-04 01:15 am (UTC)

Trillian

Trillian is an excellent chat cliet. Probably the best one for windows that supports all 4 (or 5) major languages. It does not support tabbing between open chat windows like GAIM does but it does support auto chat logging. Its also skinnable which I find interesting.

Verdict: Better than Jabber, AIM, and MSN, or anything else for windows but a GAIM user would feel there was something missing.
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