Elph is neat.

I just got back from seeing Thirteen Days with Lindsay. Sometimes you feel guilty for not spending time with friends, and the past few weekends have caused me to feel that way. I need to realize that there is a life outside of this campus more often…. Anyway, I really enjoyed the film, and Lindsay said she did as well… It clocked in at about 2.5 hours… Between this and Traffic, it seems that Hollywood might be losing its fear of films longer than 90 minutes….

Upon my return to floor I noticed a few emails regarding AliveJournal. People seem to be pleased with version 1.5b, which is good, because I believe it is pretty solid now. For those interested, I started a new community journal named alivejournal to act as a changelog and a way for for me to get some feedback…

My Ol Factory tells me that someone is making Hot Chocolate down the hall, and I am developing a craving… Perhaps a trip downstairs is in order… :) I need some new journal pictures… I don’t know if I even have decent pictures of myself to put there….

Found it!

I finally found the “Hang on LJ Transaction” bug in the AliveJournal code. There is a class ResponseBlockManager that does a really good job of busting the server responses into a hashtable-like gizzer. The class was written by the original author, and is super-useful. Unfortunately there was an assumption in there that would occasionally cause a buffer to get scrogged.

Anyway, I am positive that the “Hang on Login” and the “Writer doesn’t clear after submission” bugs are now squashed…. I am going to package up a fixed version now.. (I also made the “Clear” button actually do something in the WriterWIndow… :P


I stopped waiting for the original author to do something with my patches to the BeOS LiveJournal client, so I decided to clean up everything I had, add a few more features (like posting to alternate journals, using alternate pictures, etc) and release it. AliveJournal was born. I think it is pretty decent software, and I will be continuing to maintain it for some time to come. You can see some screenshots here, if you are interested.

I have Calculus and a Gannett Lecture for Senior Seminar tonight. The last one was a yawner, but I was also really sick at the time. Hopefully it won’t be as bad tonight. :)