|Winter Break Wrapup.
||[Jan. 14th, 2005|01:35 pm]
did do:Before each break I make huge, elaborate lists of awesome things I will get done. Then, I proceed to do none of those things. This break is no exception. Here's a list of things I |
- Pass all the classes I expected to pass.
- Took a brief look at Python and VB.NET
- Read way too many news stories/links.
- Read enough of the IMAP RFC to know that it wouldn't be fun to implement.
- Reunited with old friends over dinner, beer, Jared's Wheel of Fortune debut, and Mowie Mowie [sp?].
- Encountered teh Bit-man, a lousy Russian, and the rare, elusive Jittermary.
- Worked many a ridiculous half hour shift.
- Debugged a fair amount of perl code which I had no hand in writing.
- Had a great New Years Eve, culminating in a beautiful view of the fireworks from the roof of the Regency.
- Rearranged the furnature in my
- Lost three credit cards. They were not all mine.
- Found drivers for my soundcard. When did Creative start sucking so much?
- Fiddled with two OldWorld Macs. Only one of them doesn't power up. ;-) Speaking of which, Tosh! Does that guy have an Apple monitor? I'd love to get Linux on this thing so I can get it off of my floor and into a closet.
- Got wickedly sick and passed my disease on to a horde of others.
- Went to Longwood Gardens twice, and was only kicking and screaming the second time. ;-)
- Your mom
I suppose that isn't too bad for a month or so. I should also add that I slept. A lot. Good lordy, I slept.
Dude, your hair has never been that long :) I like the use of the lego chaz as the icon, though. Have you seen grad school lego mike yet?? It's hilarious :)
Well, I know who Bit-man and "the elusive Jittermary" are, but who is this Russian of whom you speak?? It can't be me; I'm LITHUANIAN!!
I was looking at some photos of you last night. Remind me to scan them and send a few your way. They're pretty hilarious and definitely worth seeing.
I have a PowerMac 7100 you're welcome to have, if you want it.. and a pile of classic pentiums. Infact, if anyone wants them.. reply... please!
2005-01-14 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm always happy to give a new home to old hardware. :)
2005-01-16 12:27 pm (UTC)
Where would I need to travel to relish in this retro-computing bliss? :)
Find me on aim (thebwbohh).
I also have a few DB15->HD15 adapters for the monitor. I feel a bit sad letting the stuff go, but its doing nothing but taking up space at this point.
The 7100 can be upgraded to a 220mhz G3 for about $70 and I've had no luck getting Linux running on it (and yeah, I'm "The linux guy") ; although I honestly haven't tried too much, since the machine was never fast enough to warrant my time and the upgrades too much. I actually bought this machine a couple years ago from eBay from another collector, its in fairly good condition and I got a lot of extras with it:
* External SCSI-I harddrive caddy /w 700mb disk
* Monitor adapters
* v.90 external modem (brand-new, Macintosh serial)
* AUI ethernet dongle (ethernet onboard)
I also have some software for MacOS "classic" too, if you want it, including some older games... although now that I think about it, maybe I should fire up a game of Marathon? :)
2005-01-17 08:47 am (UTC)
Maybe I'll have more luck putting Linux on the bugger. :) I'm basically just looking for a machine I can ssh into and work in an environment that's Linux, not cygwin. :-P That, and host my own imapd and cvsd.
2005-01-14 01:57 pm (UTC)
Referring to the whitespace requirement, or other oddness? I didn't look too closely, but the language actually felt pretty clean to use. (Although "string literal".method() does look pretty weird..)
whitespace, the fact that it seems to want to be OOPish and scriptish at the same time...the ridiculous amounts of times you have to write something like
2005-01-16 12:25 pm (UTC)
When I first saw it, the whitespace thing bugged me. Then I realized that I indent my code that way anyway. :) Probably the makers of Python had to debug one too many perl one-liners. ;-)
I do agree about "self.doSomething()". The scope of a method should be the current instance. This is how C++ and Java does it, and I have no clue why everyone else doesn't copy them on this. I cannot fathom why scripting languages opted for a more cluttered syntax than Java. Come on. Java prides itself on making its coders type 10+ lines to make "Hello World" happen. :-P
2005-01-16 12:25 pm (UTC)
Btw.. why implement imap when there are good libraries already out there? IMAP is certainly something you don't want to implement unless you like wasting time ;)
I think its worth noting that the guy who wrote support IMAP for most of the open source email clients is not only from Bucks County, but went to BCCC :) You can find him in #evolution
and probably #gnome
on irc.gnome.org - but I didn't tell you that.
2005-01-17 08:21 am (UTC)
Who ever said that I don't like wasting time? ;-)
Seriously though, most of the libraries I saw were centered around writing an IMAP client rather than a server.
Perhaps I didn't look hard enough. A quick google now reveals that good ol' c-client includes a server API. Doh.