Monday, January 29, 2001

Jan 29 2001

AWANA is up and running in the new National Wildlife Federation building. We had a very successful night last night, despite low numbers due to the Superbowl.

Afterwards, I went to a Superbowl party at a friend’s house. Had a really good time, particularly since I wasn’t rooting for either team. There were a few folks from work there — this friend works at Intersect too — so I didn’t feel totally alone. I’m not usually very good at parties.

I did spend a bit of time on Wine last night too, which is a good thing. I’ve been converting the scripts to prose form because of the greater detail that I can write in prose, but Saalon’s been pushing me to keep it in script form. That’s probably a good idea all around.

fiddled a bit with Informant, too, trying to get it to compile on R5. I’m having weird problems with constructing BMessages, which has me thoroughly confused.

The reason I’m working on Informant again is a rather sordid story. Saturday night, I received an e-mail from Eugenia Loli — a major force in the BeOS community — about Mozart and Informant. It was a combination of a bug report on Mozart‘s side, and a request that I fix Informant because Max, the guy I’d given it to, didn’t have time to work on it.

This pushed a lot of my buttons. The Mozart bug report was worded such that it insinuated that I was taking shortcuts with my code, which I’m not to my knowledge. And the Informant request was just plain strange, because I’d given Informant to Max. It wasn’t mine to fix.

So, I replied to Eugenia’s message and explained what had happened with Mozart, and a promise to check in with Max about Informant. Sure enough, he doesn’t have time, so I’m working on Informant again. Eugenia replied with a very apologetic and encouraging e-mail, which cleared up that whole business. So that’s the scoop there.

OK. On to other things.

I updated the script that displays this diary. The table of contents now displays each month in a calendar format, making it easier to browse past diary entries. I still have some kinks to work out, but overall I’m pleased thus far.

And I sketched up a little cartoon character that I was rather happy with, and tried to take a picture of it with my digital camera. It looked horrible, but I was later able to scan it in properly, so here it is:

[A cartoon character; I've named him Bert]

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