It's shaping up to be a long, but productive week.
We're working through the problems a bunch of problems with the contributed
plugins that have been sitting around for some time. This includes assigning
licenses to all the plugins, adding version/author information, making sure
they have some modicum of documentation, and at some point (hopefully)
testing them all out in PyBlosxom 1.2. Hopefully this will put the contributed
plugin pack in a much better state of being.
Steven, Bill, Wari, and Doug decided that it was high time we started using
various features of CVS to make development better. I've had some growing
pains with this and kind of wished people had figured things out and written
up a process before making the changes. Even though I'm grumbling about the
way it's happened, it is a good thing it is happening and it will make it
a lot easier to do some of the things we've been doing for a while now. It'll
also help a huge amount now that we've got more than one or two active
I have a lot of plans for the PyBlosxom manual, but haven't had time to execute
on any of them yet. The wiki we were storing documentation in was taken down
since the jackass ISP that Wari had got all befuddled and confused and terminated
his account with them. The problem here is that I had documentation in the wiki
I hadn't had time to port to the manual yet. Fortunately, Wari sent me the
contents of the wiki. I had documentation in there that I hadn't had time to
port to the manual yet.
I'm 90% sure I know how to restructure what we've got right now to allow for
Bill's index caching and also other storage systems. Depending on how things
go with everyone else's PyBlosxom projects, I'll prototype this, write up
a specification, send it round, and then implement the resulting modifications
all before the next version of PyBlosxom.
Since Ted's PyBlosxom presentation at PyCon 2005, we've had 10-20x as much
PyBlosxom development activity. That's been really exciting but also really
daunting. Definitely a lot of growing pains mostly between my style of
running things and peoples' vision for how things should be run.
Steven is still working on fixing the PyBlosxom registry to be a bit more
user-friendly. We're short on flavour templates and some people really
dislike this so I want to spend a week building new flavours at some point
in the near future. Maybe I'll toss all the flavours in the contributed
plugin pack to replace the existing flavour examples that come with it
(I highly doubt anyone uses any of them).
I was accepted into the masters program at Northeastern University CCS.
Starting in September, I'll be a full time grad student. My advisor is
Mitch Wand (which is very exciting) and I was awarded a Dean's List
Scholarship which reduces the costs assuming I maintain a 3.0 GPA and
miscellaneous other things in fine print. All very exciting.
Need to learn Lisp, review all the stuff I learned in college, and attempt
to get ahead of the game by covering as many of the things I'm going to
be learning as possible.
I've adjusted the way I'm working on DarkRifts such that I'm limiting
myself to one coding goal every week. This will reduce the amount of
stuff I'm doing there, but more importantly, it makes it easier to schedule
things and gives me time to work on all the other non-DarkRifts stuff
I'm in the process of looking at Lulu
to do some self-publishing. S and I wrote a children's book last year
which might be a good candidate for Lulu. The problem being that we'd need
to redo the layout.
On top of that, I'm novel-izing the D&D campaign that I've been in for a
year and a half. That's been going really well so far. I'm done the
first couple of chapters. If anyone else plans to do something like this,
it helps to take really good session notes and maintain a public set of
summaries that other people in the campaign can fix.
On top of that, S and I have some ideas on the next children's book,
but we still need to sit down and flesh them out a bit.
Work has been super busy the last couple of weeks on top of everything
And I started running again and I finally got around to cutting my hair,