Friday, July 29, 2005

Ever spend . . .

Ever spend 24+ hours in a datacenter? Its not a lot of fun. Especially when you're running on five hours of sleep.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

100th Post

Calculus is still death.
Work is quite tiring, big deadline coming up soon.
No time to work on xmpp2blogger.
Much needed hangout time this past Saturday/Sunday with my friends, Real Ultimate Fun
I have ninja AT google dot com as an email addy at work.
I want to work on the jabber wiki, but no time.
I want to publish my webcode for my music player daemon service running on my home server.
I am now alergic to my bedroom, this is not good.
I need to go to New York, I need a friend to come with me.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Barbecue! DO DO DO!

On August 13th 2005 I am having a barbecue at my house.

The idea is this: *Everyone you know* is invited to come to my house to eat, drink and be merry! I will be providing the barbecue, some food and some drinks, please feel free to bring your own stuff to compliment mine.

I plan on having burgers, hot dogs, sausage and other assorted goods

I will be providing sufficient quantities of beer. Anything else, bring your own.

For travelers or drinkers: you have a place to stay if you need it. I make no guarantees about comfortable sleeping places for everyone though.

Feel free to forward this to whomever you think would like to come.

Lastly, please RSVP with approximately how many people you're bringing, and keep me informed if this number changes!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

I hate myspace

The truth about MySpace pictures

I've recently been able to get myspace to suck less. How? Firefox + Greasemonkey. What is this crazy concoction is this? Well, hopefully you know what firefox is. If so, you might know what extensions are. And once you have that figured out, you will know Grease Monkey is a firefox extension that allows you to load scripts that dynamically modify the contents of the web pages you visit to either add functionality or fix broken sites.

I hope you follow.

  1. Custom Style RemoverI can't find the page, so use the google cache, do a search on the page for MySpace Custom Style Remover As the entry suggests, this will get rid of the god awful profiles people set up on myspace. You'll only have to deal with the standard blue and white style.
  2. Get RSS Feeds of your friends blogs so that you don't have to visit the site to see what they have to write about.
  3. MySpace is MySpace Use this greasemonkey script I generated with Platypus to get rid of the horrible header at the top of your pages.

arch hook

Arch hooks now work for my cod,e so as soon as I do commits, automagically the results are mirrored to my public repository AND http://joelapenna.com/bin is updated!

A bunch of minor updates to osd-suite, and a big one for xmpp2blogger as I begin tranistioning to pyxmpp due to an issue with authentication and connection negotiation.

Monday, July 11, 2005

More Success!

I have now added support for posting through my xmpp2blogger bot. After a couple of false successes, this one is good!

Success!

I got around the xmpppy problem with a simple one line patch. I haven't tested this enough to say if it does bad bad dirty things with the library, but I guess I'll see. What I have done is commit a new version of xmpp2blogger to my arch repository so feel free to check it out if you'd like. xmpp2blogger

Saturday, July 9, 2005

Metablog . . . He missed that one.

Maddox on Blogging:

"Emo: An abbreviation for loser. Emo is the new goth, except goths are still around, so it's becoming almost unbearable."

Thursday, July 7, 2005

95%

95% on Calculus Exam.

Calculus is still death!

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Jabberwoky

Jabber Wiki So funny! hahahahahahaha

Peter Saint-Andre posts about the reopening of the Jabber Wiki

Joe LaPenna makes a mostly not funny post about it.

Totally Awesome

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Monday, July 4, 2005