Sunday, June 12, 2005

Flames, gallery migration, Nokia and travel

Wow, I didn't thought I would start such an active flame^Wthread on desktop-devel about GTK 2.8 and GNOME 2.12 by explaining my concerns but in the end, the important points were raised, discussed and understood by everybody so we will have a rocking (c)jdub GNOME 2.12 release.
I've just finished migrating all my photos to my Flickr account. It was much easier than I expected, because you can upload a bunch of pictures at the same time by just using curl (for people interested, just use curl -F email='your_login' -F password='your_password' -F photo="@photo.jpg" -F tags="space separated list of tags" -F async=1 et voilĂ ). I was nice to review some of the photos, but I really need to comment and tags all pictures. And this time, I was able to get mod_rewrite working to redirect all requests to flickr.
I've also send an application for Nokia 770 Developer Device Program (Arnaud, our Mandriva kernel hacker who is doing ARM development on his iPaq on his spare time also applied), we'll see if we are eligible (and fund GNOME Foundation at the same time :)
Travel is approaching, take-off is Monday morning and I still haven't packed my stuff. Maybe I should do that instead of blogging.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

GUADEC, Flickr and holidays

This is a friendly warning for all GNOME hackers, check twice if you ever want to invite Mikael for a drink (Hopefully, I wasn't paying the drinks :)
I had a very interesting GUADEC but as always, I missed interesting talks because they were at the same time other interesting talks. Hopefully Fluendo streams allowed me to catch those talks.
For people interested, my GUADEC photos are available here.
For those who checked the photos, you probably noticed they are now hosted on Flickr. Last Sunday, after about 6 months testing Flickr, I've decided to subscribe to their services (1 year for $24.95, unlimited photo storage, 2GB upload quota per month). I was a little afraid when Flickr announced Yahoo bought them but since, they have demonstrated their are still a great company (lowering price, increasing quota and getting rid of Flash for the standard/notes photo views). I've only put my GUADEC6 photos there yet but I'll migrate my old gallery progressively.
Holidays are approching : on Monday, I'll be flying to the USA for a 12 day tour in West USA, mainly in National Parks. I hope I'll take nice photos there :)