Go forward in time to October 2001.
Wow, it feels good to listen to Jean Michel Jarre's Zoolook after a long time.
ETable editing is tricky :(
Added support for 32-bit ICO files to gdk-pixbuf. But it still needs to be synchronized with the version in GTK+, and that will be a pain in the butt.
Iain found a cute bug in the alarm daemon; it could re-enter on notification and an assertion would be hit. Fixed it.
More ETable hacking. Things are looking good.
Kromlech rehearsal in the afternoon; it was pretty good. The keyboard sketch/score for the third song of the new album is done! It's time to transfer it to Lilypond.
On Friday we went to watch Kiss of the Dragon. Pretty entertaining. Jet Li does kick ass.
Yesterday we went to visit my grandmother's sisters. Lots of lively talk; it seems that the old ladies were in quite a good mood. I still haven't developed the photos of the last time we went to visit them and I feel stupid about it.
Then we went back home and rented The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. After the first movie we went out for a pizza, and while waiting for the pizza I took some pictures of one of the fountains on the street. It was a very nice evening.
Added a bunch of cover thumbnails to the books page. Tripods are fun.
Hey, let's make use of the latest tragedy to push our idiocy.
Got a haircut while reading Charles Bukowski's letters. It is better than watching the TV they have at the barber's, which is always tuned to something not interesting.
Started fixing the event handling mechanism in ETable. I'm reusing some of the code from the Midnight Commander, which got table behavior Just Right(tm). The tricky part about ETable is that it also allows editing and the click-to-add thingy.
Oralia has been taking some great pictures of the house with the digital camera. I explained to her how to reverse the center column in my tripod so that she can take steady downwards shots. This should be interesting.
Stupid email jokes about the NY attacks that I have received:
I've received each of them several times, of course. I am not a grump, or maybe these are just badly-constructed jokes, but they fail to be funny.
Oralia got a new plant for the house!
Blah, woke up fantastically late. Slept for about 12 hours and I still felt like I was tired.
Had lunch with Oralia at the marketplace. We walked back home, had a coffee on the way, watched people stroll by the park. It is a beautiful day today.
Music: Lutoslawski makes more sense with each time I listen to it. And Jean Michel Jarre's new song album does not seem to suck as much as I thought it did. It makes for decent hacking music, anyways.
John Adams: MOO.
Productive day. Fixed the last nits in the alarm daemon. Started reading the ETable event-handling code to see how it can be fixed.
Ingo Tambet is here! It's nice to see him again. Had a nice lunch with all the hackers at the Tizoncito.
8:50 in the morning or so. We are sleeping like rocks, and the phone rings. Oralia answers and disappears from the bedroom for a few minutes; I just fall asleep again. Then she comes back. "A plane crashed in the world trade center". In my half-asleep state I think that is too weird. I doze for a few seconds and then wake up, go to see the news on television. And it is too weird. It is hard to believe. It is ridiculous. It is hard to get your head to understand that a large and physical place where you have been no longer exists. In my mind [New York if and only if WTC towers], right? A skyline was supposed to be monotonically increasing in clutter. The implication used to go both ways and each side was inseparable from the other.
Someone may badly want the U.S. to change its foreign policy, but this is definitely not going to make it change.
What the fuck is wrong with mankind?
On the brigther side of things, all the Ximian hackers at the Mexico office went for a nice sushi lunch. We should all go out for lunch more often.
The alarm daemon now supports audio and procedure notification types.
For a few weeks I have been playing as keyboardist in a local progressive-rock band called Kromlech. We have been using GNU Lilypond to typeset our music and it is a great tool. I will be getting a Korg N1 keyboard this week or the next, since right now we are using a very small and crappy Yamaha keyboard of mine.
My Visor ran out of battery while it was happily sitting in my backpack and it lost all the data. I only have an ages-old backup on my laptop which is pretty much useless at this point.
On Saturday I went with my mother and brother to visit my grandmother and her sisters. My grandmother is still ill, so she is staying with them for a while. I took some ISO 400 B&W film, pushed it to 1600, and took about a roll and a half of the old ladies conversing. I should get those pictures developed this week; something interesting is bound to come up.
In preperation for the September 15th Independence Day celebrations, I got some Ilford Delta 3200 film. It will be interesting to shoot huge crowds at night.
Yesterday we rented a few movies and were watching them at my mother's house and I got a call from Paco! It is good to hear from my good friend in Ensenada. Apparently his Visor had the same luck as mine.
Go backward in time to August 2001.Federico Mena-Quintero <email@example.com> Wed 2002/Aug/14 11:33:48 CDT