Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Signingparty update 2

I recently found that the order in which our DBus interface spits out the display name of a selected key had changed from name (comment) <email> to name <email> (comment) which produced garbled output from the signingparty tool I wrote. I've fixed it but if it changes again it will need to patched again.

Here it is: signingparty.c

And the command line magic to compile it:

gcc -o signingparty signingparty.c `pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-2.0` `pkg-config --cflags --libs dbus-1` `pkg-config --cflags --libs cryptui-0.0` `pkg-config --cflags --libs gio-2.0` -D LIBCRYPTUI_API_SUBJECT_TO_CHANGE -g -Wall

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Google Summer of Code 2009 Call for Ideas

Devs, Hackers, Code Monkeys, Lend us your ideas!

The time is upon us once again to prepare for Google's Summer of Code.
Pages have been prepared on the wiki for this event, but your ideas
appear to be missing [1,2]. Students will be able to start proposing
their projects on March 23, but we'd like to make sure there are
plenty of projects from them to choose from and have mentors ready to
volunteer their time.

Please visit [2] and enter your project ideas under the "New Untriaged
Ideas" section. A committee will be formed up later to triage the
ideas prior to the opening of the proposal period.

If you would like to volunteer your time to mentor but don't have a project
idea, surf over and claim one. Mentoring is an awesome way to get more
involved with the community and introduce someone to it.

If you would like to throw your hat in the ring for the triaging or
selection committees and other GSoC related tasks, pop on over to
#soc-admin, join the soc-mentors-list and let one of the
administrators for the program know you want to be involved in making
GNOME rock.

This year's administrators are Adam Schreiber, Daniel Siegel and Sandy


The GNOME Google Summer of Code Administrators

[1] http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2009
[2] http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2009/Ideas

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I just realized today as my dad was asking my brother and I about how to increase his online presence and searchability that I hadn't made a post since Election Day. Wow... The main reason is I'm a PhD student trying to finish my dissertation up in time to graduate in August. Here's a quick run down in bullet form of what I've been up to.

  • Improving my local OpenStreetMap data. I've traced the two lakes above Hartwell with the Lakewalker plugin to josm and finished Hartwell itself. These are enormous lakes! I've also added data for the Appalachian Trail from the beginning to about Knoxville, TN, more to come I'm sure.

  • Writing and researching are my two main daily tasks. Hopefully in the near future we can add measuring to that list.

  • February 3rd I gave a very long presentation on Seahorse at the CLUG meeting. We're having a key signing party at next week's meeting along with a gent from Fedora who is bringing a couple of XO laptops. If you're in the Clemson area next Tues, stop on by.

  • Sporadically working out.