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Bored [Mar. 20th, 2003|01:21 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I completely cleaned my house. For once, my closet is organized and sorted, all clothes are off the floor and hung up, you can see my floor..... it's amazing.

But that didn't help the boredom.

Whitaker shows up in 12 days. I cleaned out his closet, moving all the misc computers and boxes to another closet. Once he gets here I'll have a hackin' partner. And more music... I assume he has tons of mp3s I don't.

There's an elementary school a couple blocks from my house that went in right after I got my house. For my German class at PCC we made a Sesame-Street-style video about learning German, targeting elementary school kids... in particular, for a teacher at the school by my house. (It turns out that 4 of the people in my class all live around me. Crazy.)

So, tomorrow afternoon we're all meeting in front of the school and showing our video and doing some stuff on the blackboard, then all going out for beer at McMenamin's. I love our German teacher... she's amusing in a way I can't describe well. She's goofy without trying or knowing she is. Oh, and because I forgot to do my final project (whoops?), she's letting me just do an interview with her after beer tomorrow.... like that's gonna be a problem!

Playing with GNOME2 again, after not having touched it since early pre-releases. Parts still suck[1], but I don't altogether hate it yet. I put XFCE on my TiBook for fun... it's nice and light.

[1] The window list applet doesn't capture clicks on the bottommost pixel of its window, but it does for its topmost. Which means you can easily use the window list switcher when it's on a panel at the top, but not on the bottom. Isn't this UI 101, best utilizing valuable/easily accessible areas?

From: evan
2003-03-20 10:59 am (UTC)

UI 101

UI 101: Yep.

I actually put it on my laptop last night, too. (I needed to work out some window layout stuff in LogJam and ion makes everything full-screen...) I'm a little disappointed that the battery applet doesn't seem to support powerpc. I looked into it, and they actually have code in the configure script to detect powerpc but it still builds some sort of apm lib. I suppose it could use apm emulation, but it's looking in the wrong place (somewhere in /proc instead of the proc-apm-emulating-fifo made by pmud in /etc/power).
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-20 11:08 am (UTC)

Re: UI 101

wtf's a fifo doing in /etc?

I haven't looked into apm emulation on my tibook. Last time I installed linux on it I discovered it by accident (since I just habitually use the apm commands), but now I don't have to.... just shut the lid and it works.
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From: evan
2003-03-20 11:40 am (UTC)

Re: UI 101

I suppose it belongs in /var or something... it's just that pmud can't put it in /proc.
I dunno. I bet there's a kernel option I left out that lacks the kernel-level APM emulation...

Really, the fix is to add PMU support to the GNOME battery applet, but I don't use it enough to make it really worthwhile. Maybe if I get bored someday... I already have all the code on here because I was looking at it.
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[User Picture]From: taral
2003-03-20 11:28 am (UTC)
Cute footnote mark. Got a weird > there though.

MP3s?! Infidel! Thou shalt throw away your evil mp3s and wholly dedicate yourself to the Great Church of Ogg! (j/k)
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2003-03-20 02:01 pm (UTC)
Hmm... Lemme know if you need some new "stuff" to listen to
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[User Picture]From: nutmeggie
2003-03-20 02:18 pm (UTC)
Do you mind if I add you to my friends list? Of course I'm very curious about this Brad who created LJ and has an amusing German teacher.

I'll go ahead and add you so you can see my journal if you are interested, but let me know if you would like to remove you.

Enjoy the clean house while you can--it never lasts.
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From: skittyskat
2003-03-20 03:20 pm (UTC)
ich liebe dich!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-20 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hast du einen Grund dafür, außer weil ich so sexy im Schlafanzug bin?
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