Sep 21 2005
Some days suck, some days you survive
Not much more to say than that. (Edit: Apparently much more to say than that.) I hate it when things with Love and I go bad – obviously. It’s worse when I have to take off of work so we’ll be okay again. I can’t stand leaving the house without things being good between us. At the same time… if I have to miss work too many more times… well I’m sure they won’t be too happy to see me back. And without a job problems would likely get a lot worse.
I’m being intentionally vague because it’s not really anyones business. But this is my blog and I’ll use it for cathardic purposes when I like. *shrug*
So I took the day off of work and spent time with Love and the family. I think in the end it was a good day and things did get resolved. I’ve still got a personal project to tackle. But who doesn’t?
I did get more work on the Windows Meshwork UI done tonight. Not connecting completely yet, Eric. But now I’m shelving that for a night or two – or three – while I port over the network map from VB to C#. Anything I can do to help rid the world of VB is time well spent. Yeah I’m being a dumb ass. *shrug*
We got invited – I use the term loosely since we haven’t actually gotten more than a verbal nod – to speak at a local (Seattle area) conference coming up the first week-end in November. Eric and I – and whomever else will help demo – will show off Meshwork and get some good plugs in for Mono. Hopefully by then Miguel will have the new Mono Shirts up on cafepress so we can wear them. It’ll be extra satisfying since MSN Search is supposedly sponsering the dinner.
I really wish we had the OSX UI port done – hell, even started – so that we could really show off how portable Mono makes apps.
And what a lovely way to segway – is it even spelled like that or have I just made sure I’ll pop up when ever someone searches for over priced scooters? – ermm.. segway to the fact that I’m writing this entry on Love’s new iBook.
Oh it’s so hot. Given that I have a Cel 466 laptop this thing is a dream. With 1Gig ram in it and all the other standard iBook 14.1″ features it’s easily the most smoking system in the house now – the 64bit box technically has a more powerful processor but it’s only got 512mb ram and it’s in such a terrible state graphically speaking that I’m just using it as a headless dev box that I RDP into to work on Meshwork.
I had been pretty sure I had my eye on a new Toshiba monster laptop with 17″ widescreen and full on P4 processor for my laptop – when I hit that goal weight – but now.. Hrmm I don’t know. The only thing holding me back from, say, a PowerBook – besides the price – is the fact that I DO need to be able to boot to windows to do dev work and I want to run Ubuntu as well. I know I can install linux on a mac and even dual boot. But short of blowing $250 on Virtual PC – I don’t know if it even runs on a PowerBook – I don’t see that the macs will let me do that. hrmm.
It is a REALLY nice machine though. I’m glad Santa could get it for Love early. =)
Oh.. and if you need a nice chat app for the mac that will cover most chat services Adium is really nice.
Damn.. that kind of shows one weakness in OSX… well.. okay in Safari.. Both on my blog and on Love’s… when viewed through Safari the menu bar for doing things like simply adding links and images and general formatting is missing. I wonder if I can convince Love to run FireFox. =)
Oh and the Adium site is http://adiumx.com