Tuesday, March 30, 2004

OSCON details

So the details of my OSCON talks showed up today.

- Conference Session
Session ID: 4890
Title: Using the Apache Portable Runtime in a Non-httpd Application
Date: 07/28/2004
Time: 10:45am to 11:30am
Location: Salon G

- Conference Session
Session ID: 4891
Title: Subversion Best Practices
Date: 07/30/2004
Time: 11:35am to 12:20pm
Location: Salon F

See you there ;-)

Sunday, March 28, 2004

A Good Weekend

So you haven't lived until you've seen four drunken Irishmen (ok, technically it was three drunken Irishmen and one drunken Englishman, but whatever) wearing kilts and singing Bon Jovi songs, complete with air guitar.

It was absolutely the perfect way to end the party after Saavik's wedding ;-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2004


So I finally broke down and released version 0.20 of SVN::Log::Index.

The primary changes in this release are some code in Build.PL to check for needed executables and a fallback mode that lets the module use the svn command line client if it can't find the Subversion perl bindings.

I'd hoped to get some of the more interesting ideas I've had into this release, but I haven't had time.

Oh well, at least it leaves something for the next version ;-)

Sunday, March 21, 2004


I accidentally turned my alarm on last night, so now I'm awake.

How the hell did I manage to do that?

I have no idea... I don't actually remember turning it on, but sure enough, 7AM comes around and off goes the alarm...

Not a good way to start a sunday.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Sunday, March 7, 2004

Just For The Record

Jessica's lab is way cooler than my office.

Bio people just have cooler stuff lying around than programmer types. All the cool stuff I get to play with is sitting in a data center hundreds of miles away from my office.

So, if you're looking for a job where you get to have all sorts of cool toys around the office, 'bio grad student' seems to have 'programmer' beat.

Of course, if you want to actually get paid a reasonable amount of money, 'programmer' still comes out on top ;-)

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Scared Out Of My Mind

Well, all the cool kids are talking about their OSCON talks, so I suppose I should as well.

I submitted two proposals this year, and to my surprise both were accepted, so barring some kind of catastrophe I'll be speaking about "Using the Apache Portable Runtime in a non-httpd Application" and "Subversion Best Practices" in Portland this summer.

Both talks will be based largely on my experience from watching and participating in Subversion development, on one hand covering the issues we've dealt with regarding using APR in a large cross platform application, and on the other in how to use Subversion itself most effectively. In both cases I think we've learned a lot over the years, and hopefully this will let others benefit from our experience.

It goes without saying that I'm both excited and terrified, especially since I now have two talks to prepare when I had sort of planned on one at the most, but I'm sure I'll find time to prepare for both, and judging from last year it should be a lot of fun.

So anyway, if you're not doing anything July 26-30, feel free to join me in Portland!

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

I've Never Liked PowerPoint...

Perhaps this will be an alternative...