Rhythmbox Applet 0.1.4 Released

Schoolwork has kept me busy for the past couple of months, so it’s only natural that winter break would finally let me push out a much-needed new version of Rhythmbox Applet! This release continues the tradition of fixing build problems on certain platforms; if you’ve had problems compiling or running the applet before, this release ought to have fixed them.

Changes in this release include:

  • Install the applet to ${libexecdir} instead of $PREFIX/lib/gnome-applets/rhythmbox-applet. Moving it there should fix problems running Rhythmbox Applet on systems that use a libexec directory, such as Fedora Core. Let’s hope I don’t need to move it around any more!
  • Check for errors when finding the paths to IDL files, so that problems are reported at configure time instead of compile time.
  • Use Rhythmbox’s icon in the applet menu instead of the generic one.
  • Add internationalization (i18n) support.
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Quote of the Week #20

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

(Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)

Today is a good day I think for linking to some more comics!


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Quote of the Week #19

greenrd’s Law:

Every post disparaging someone else’s spelling or grammar, or lauding one’s own spelling or grammar, will inevitably contain a spelling or grammatical error.

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My RSS Feeds, version 2.1

Now my quick-and-dirty RSS feed aggregator works a lot better than the last version I posted.

Changes from before:

  • Generate the HTML page in parallel while downloading RSS feeds, instead of waiting until all feeds have been downloaded. This lets the script run significantly faster, especially when aggregating large numbers of feeds.
  • Fix the timestamps of cached files, so the “don’t re-download this feed for the next X hours” code works as intended. (LWP::Simple sets the timestamp to the Last-Modified time, not the time the download was done; the new code works around this.)
  • Probably a few minor things here and there that I can’t think of now.

You can download the latest version here.

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Review: Super Milk Chan

Recently they started running this show after their A-list material Sunday nights on Adult Swim. I’ve seen a few episodes of it, and I still can’t quite figure out if I like it or not.

Hmm, maybe if I try writing a review of it, I’ll be able to figure it out. Here goes nothing.

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Final Final

Wednesday’s Operating Systems final went off without a hitch. That’s about all there is to say about that.

Now, Winter Break! Whee!

Exam Intermission

Monday was the Algorithms final. Luckily, it wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be, though seeing what I got on it may change my opinion. I did feel a lot more confident coming out of it than I did the midterm, so either I did better or I’m just that much more delusional now.

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The Gray Black Box

It’s finals time, which means I spend a lot of time looking for things to do that aren’t studying.

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Quote of the Week #18

Q: Why did the multithreaded chicken cross the road?

A: to To other side. get the

– Jason Whittington

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Fun with words

Exhibit A: OK, either this is a parody, or the script was written by someone in Marketing. I mean, “logarithmic case?” Come on. I’m just impressed the guy can spew technobabble of that magnitude with a straight face.

Exhibit B: Why did the multithreaded chicken cross the road?

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Never thought I’d see that on a web search form

Take a look at what Google’s been up to lately.

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Last Show of the Year!

If you’re on campus, you owe it to yourself to go to BRNG 2280 tonight at 7:00 for the final Ship of Fools performance of the year! You won’t want to miss out on what is probably going to be Chuck’s last performance; I know I don’t. As always, it’s free for all who want to attend, so you have no excuse.

Don’t worry about finals. Studying is for the weak week.

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The paper is done. The OSes project has been finished. The last class of the semester has been attended. And next week, only two finals.

Now it is my intention to play video games for several hours.

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Getting There

Wednesday’s presentation went well. I managed to get through my 29 slides, plus field a few questions, in under my 20-minute time limit! The professor was impressed with both the presentation and the project itself, which certainly bodes well.

I put my OSes project through some more strenuous tests (finding a bug or two in the process) and, satisfied, submitted it.

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