Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Tuesday 21 August 2007

Welcome to the 20th century

My cable TV provider allow me to select the channels "à la carte" using their website. Apparently, even their computer system seems to have business hours:

Self-service is currently unavailable.

Hours of operations are:

   * Monday to Saturday, from 7 :00 AM to 11 :00 PM.
   * Sunday from 10 :00 AM to 11 :00 PM.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

This time I'm annoyed. It is so 20th century.

Friday 17 August 2007

Guadec Pics #2

Behdad came to Guadec with this hat.

He even lost it.

More from July 15th (the Sunday)

Exempi 1.99.4

Yet another release of Exempi 1.99.4. This time mostly with external contributions. Add a few new APIs, and GIF support.

I also now provide SuSE Linux package source using SuSE buildservice. I'll see about providing the other packages when my RPM skills gets better. I have heard that there might be packages officially for both Debian and Fedora as Tracker now has XMP support.

All the details on Exempi wiki page

On a side note, I'm looking for a place to host Exempi more permanently. My request at Freedesktop.org is still unanswered... and the only place I have found for hosting Free Software with git is Savannah. Suggestion welcome.

Sunday 12 August 2007

Birmingham Pics #2

Another picture from Birmingham.

A shot of the canal from Broad Street, July 15th. Canon 20D - EF-50mm f/1.4 - 1/125, f/4.0 @100 ISO

And also some other here

Tuesday 7 August 2007

Birmingham pics

I started slowly skimming through the pictures I took in Birmingham at the time of Guadec 2007. The choice is hard, more because I'm somewhat unhappy with what I produced. Clearly the 50mm f/1.4 is not always well suited (even less with the 1.6 crop) as I would benefit from a wider angle.

Here is the first favorite:

The Bull Ring in Birmingham, July 14th 2007 Canon 20D - EF-50mm f/1.4 - 1/125, f/7.1 @100 ISO

Monday 6 August 2007

OpenOffice.org Bonsai

There is a new bonsai setup running for go-oo.org. It is located at http://bonsai.go-oo.org/. The old bonsai is still running as tinderbox still relies on it (ie it needs to access the local files from bonsai).