I just got back from a trip, and everything moved!

I mean, my whole [italic]office[/italic] moved. To a different address! Along with all my stuff, and I even have a new secretary! And I was only gone 5 days!

(Hehehe, of course, it's not as if I didn't know that was going to happen. I engineered the whole thing, and then let other people execute it while I was gone. But I've still been telling all my friends... I leave for five days, and my whole office moves!)

Anyway... I'm now patching up the office-migration disasters (for example, where are my source code CDs? Where are my component CDs? Where are my [italic]dirty[/italic] CDs?), and also new-secretary issues (the girl is very good and efficient, but cannot make a cup of coffee to save her life). But... I did want to pop in and let everyone know I hadn't, like, died or anything. (Although one more cup of coffee like this one, and I just might.)

So how's everbunny been while I've been gone? Hope all's well and hope to hear from you all soon.

Take Care.
Cody

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  • : I mean, my whole [italic]office[/italic] moved. To a different address! Along with all my stuff, and I even have a new secretary! And I was only gone 5 days!

    I was beginning to wonder where you had wandered off to.

    : (Hehehe, of course, it's not as if I didn't know that was going to happen. I engineered the whole thing, and then let other people execute it while I was gone. But I've still been telling all my friends... I leave for five days, and my whole office moves!)

    We rearranged an office once. Management hired some office furniture/moving specialists. We got to leave at noon on a Friday and when we came in on Monday, the whole building had been redone. The programmers got moved from the seventh floor to the second floor. It wasn't as nice down on 2, but we were next to the cafeteria and our cubicles got 50% bigger.

    : Anyway... I'm now patching up the office-migration disasters (for example, where are my source code CDs? Where are my component CDs? Where are my [italic]dirty[/italic] CDs?), and also new-secretary issues (the girl is very good and efficient, but cannot make a cup of coffee to save her life). But... I did want to pop in and let everyone know I hadn't, like, died or anything. (Although one more cup of coffee like this one, and I just might.)

    LOL, dirty CDs? A perk of working in Mexico, right? Do they even have sexual harrassment lawsuits there?

    : So how's everbunny been while I've been gone? Hope all's well and hope to hear from you all soon.

    All good here. I'm thinking of writing a Python version of Apache's FOP program to convert XSL-FO into PDF. I've got the FOP source and I've got Python so now it's a matter of picking the parts I want to implement and tranlating it to Python. So far I have a main class that just parses command line options and makes sure all the necessary options are specified. Gotta start somewhere.


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  • Lawsuits? In Mxico? Hehehehe. I mean, hehehehehehehehe! What I'm trying to say is, hehehehehehehehehehe!

    They almost don't even have [italic]law[/italic] here in Mexico... much less, lawsuits.

    But when I said "dirty" CDs, I just meant... the ones that got dusty from the move... I haven't cleaned them off yet. That's what I was trying to say.

    As for me, in my spare time, I'm writing an IRC client in Visual Basic just to prove it can be done (someone basically dared me). They said I could never do it without pulling in some third-party component (in other words, that I couldn't do it using the standard VB6 control set). Now that I've got it half done, they admitted they were thinking largely of the ident server, which was practically among the first things I wrote... they thought I'd have to use an external one instead of incorporating my own.

    I swear, some people just don't realize that RFCs are public documents.

    Also, some interesting news...

    My company is about to release some components as "shareware." You see, now, a lot of our old VB6 stuff is going obsolete (like specialized ActiveX controls and DLLs and stuff). So we're basically just saying, "To heck with it. Whoever wants it, have it."

    Anyway, if this seems like it might be interesting, let me know... I'll give you more information as soon as I have it.



    Take Care.
    Cody

  • : My company is about to release some components as "shareware." You see, now, a lot of our old VB6 stuff is going obsolete (like specialized ActiveX controls and DLLs and stuff). So we're basically just saying, "To heck with it. Whoever wants it, have it."

    Sounds cool! What about source? Any chance you could talk them in to GPL-ing those projects?


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  • Hehehe, actually, I'm sure I could talk them into it... (remember, I own the company). But we're not going to GPL it based on the fact that many of our clients are still using a lot of these things... wouldn't want to expose any heretofore undiscovered security weaknesses, you know.

    My personal stuff, on the other hand (stuff I do for kicks instead of clients), I throw the source code for that out all over the net.

    Just, you know what they say, "stuff..."

    Take Care.
    Cody

  • : As for me, in my spare time, I'm writing an IRC client in Visual Basic just to prove it can be done (someone basically dared me). They said I could never do it without pulling in some third-party component (in other words, that I couldn't do it using the standard VB6 control set).
    [blue]It's funny. Are you trying to discover America one more time? It was already done years ago! People have built IRC client using [b]VB 4!!![/b]. There are a bunch of examples of VB code like that on web. I believe you may find example like that even here on this board[/blue].
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