Long due status update…
Well tons of stuff happened since my last blogging. Here follows a log in delicious bite size chunks.
Well, Liv is still under intensive care, so we spend a considerable amount of time on the hospital. It still looks like the surgery went well, it’s just that she’s having a hard time recovering from it. Basically the situation is as follows: She has a tube down her throat to help her breathe, while she has that tube she secretes some sticky slime in her throat and lungs. Each time they try to remove the tube, she is staggering after a few days because she can’t cough up the slime. Then they put the tube back in. The observant reader will notice a recurring theme in this…
I bought a laptop! Yeay! 3GHz P4, 512 MB DDR, GeForce Go. By far the most powerful computer in our household. I can use it to hack the lonely hours away on the hospital.
My deskbar involvement has been suffering because of one of the above reasons (guess which one). I’m working a bit on some refactoring, but progress is slow. Both because my time is limited, but also because the whole hospital deal has got to my head, and is literally draining every last drop of my creative juices.
I’ve also been hacking a bit on a desktop search tool based on Tracker. Firstly the project was called Hickok since I figured the free desktop could use more wild west action. Then i grew tired of that name and renamed it to Wearp (three points for guessing the reference). Then I also grew tired of that and the name has been Barracuda for a while now, and I think it’ll stick at that
Or… I could also call it The Project Formerly Know as Wearp Which Was Formerly Known as Hickok – or maybe just The Project…
The work is very much in progress, but some of the most basic of the basics is ready, and I can present to you…. Tadaaa… A screen shot.
Inspired by Mark Shuttleworths post about bzr, I tried it out. I know I fanboyed git as a revision control system lately, but bzr beats it by miles. Man it is cool. It is so damn easy to use. If you where messing around missing a proper way to manage your codings, bzr is truly for you my friend.
Mark S blogs that one of the goals of bzr is to just feal right, and if you ask me, it does. It took me five minutes to get up and running, flexing back and forth with remote and local repositories.
Uh, and btw, the documentation is excellent too – not to forget.