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Sep. 3rd, 2010

On privacy

Not that I'm really posting here much these days, but I don't expect you to limit your responses to me to LJ. If you want to spam your tweeps and faces with your replies to my posts, be my guest.

Jan. 1st, 2010

Tentative 2009 travel

Exceedingly tentative 2009 travel schedule.

Initial estimate: 75736 miles

Current total estimate: 82264

Miles flown to date: 36228

Aug. 15th, 2009

Boston - Sunday - Dim Sum - China Pearl - 11:30AM

Come have dimsum :)

Mar. 5th, 2009


I've moved my technical blogging over to http://blog.fsck.com.

Right now, I'm going on and on about getting a shell on my Kindle 2

Jan. 6th, 2009

If LJ goes under...

I will be more productive.

Dec. 31st, 2008

2008 Travel

As currently planned: 140657 miles. Updated 12/12/08.

Oct. 28th, 2008

K-9 - An android mutt

I swore to myself that I wouldn't get a T-Mobile G1. That..didn't work so well. I picked mine up after lunch on release day.

I knew I wasn't going to be happy with the stock mail client, but I had no idea how....not ready it was.

The total dealbreaker for me was that it didn't have keybindings for simple things like delete.

"No problem. I'll just build a patched copy and submit the changes upstream," I thought. So, I dusted off my Java, hauled down the SDK and the source for the core Email application. Once I got it to build, it was really only about 15 minutes of fiddling around until I could reliably crash the application on the emulator by hitting the delete key. 5 more minutes and I had what I wanted.

...and then I discovered that the Email application doesn't yet know how to propagate message deletion back to an IMAP server.

15 more minutes of hacking and that, too, was sorted out.

The moment of truth arrived. I tried to install it on my phone.

No go.

It turns out you can't replace system applications.

So, I did what any self-respecting hacker would. I complained about it on twitter....and then I registered for the Android Marketplace. It took 5 minutes and cost $25.

I set up a google code project, checked in the 'Email' app's original source code and started in with a regex-shaped chainsaw. When I was done K-9 was born.

While I hope to eventually get some fixes contributed back to the core Android 'Email' app, I want to get a bit of active development going on a more usable mail application right now. And yeah, there's a bit of me that's curious about how the community is going to handle forked bits of the core Android platform. If you'd like a commit bit, just ask.

Right now, K-9 has reasonable keybindings for message lists and individual messages as well as the delete fixes I mentioned. I've released 3 versions in the span of 6 hours. It's been downloaded by about 200 people.

Tomorrow, I expect to add a setting to let me set an always-Bcc address....unless one of you beat me to it.

Oct. 8th, 2008

London, Copenhagen, Lund

If you are in London, we should have breakfast on Monday. (And, possibly, you should let me sleep on your spare bed Sunday night)

If you are in Copenhagen, we should have a beer at the Globe on Monday evening.

If you are in Lund, Sweden, I'll be there next tuesday, wednesday and thursday. We should hang out.

Sep. 15th, 2008

This is CNN

So. 4 counts Palin. 4 counts Ike. 4 counts Lehman. 2 counts Bush. 1 count telephone dog. 1 count dancing stormtrooper. (Not shown: 1 count OJ. Ok. one count armed robbery).

I'd like my news cycle back. Perhaps even some good news.

European Travel Early Warning System

So, I need to be in Madrid on 24 and 25 November.

It appears that it's a good deal cheaper and more comfortable for me to leave the US on Friday, 21 November.

My time on the 22nd and 23rd is entirely unscheduled at the moment.

It appears that it would cost about the same to:

Spend two nights in the UK
Spend a night in the UK and an night day in Madrid
Spend a night in the UK and a night in Lisbon
Spend a night in the UK and a night in Barcelona

...and probably cost about the same to spend a night elsewhere in Europe on my way to Madrid.

So. Where shall I go?

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