text and illustrations © 1999 Boudewijn Rempt
Januari 2004 -- Return of the Memory
Funny, this old index page. If you scroll down the entries you'll notice it's, in fact, a lot like a blog... Entries with a date, some news, links. But it's been a year since I did an update. That year has not been spent in idleness, though. I have been fairly busy with Fading Memoriesi, the booklog website in Zope, and also with working on my second novel (the first is slush, I'm not afraid to admit), and with hacking on Krita, the KDE KOffice paint application.
But Zope didn't quite convince me: I dislike storing my text in a big blob of a database. Give me a nice greppable, findable file system any day of the year. So I've decided to move the occasional book notice to a blosxom blog, which carries over the title of Fading Memories. That will the place I will do most of the updates to this website.
Januari 2003 -- Updated Kura
December 2002 -- New front page, book reviews
I've created a new front page that more clearly shows the various websites we host.
And I've started experimenting with Zope and Squishdot, and have produced a prototype of a book review website. Not that I think that my opinions of the books I read are so important, but it's a nice way to keep track of books that otherwise would have faded out of my memory. And I wanted to learn Zope: Fading Memories. Posting is moderated, but commenting not. For the moment.
November 2002 -- A new release of Kura.
Kura no longer needs MySQL (but can still work with it), features a complete interlinear text editor and a lot of clean-ups. Full release with an installer, an rpm and lots of documentation.
August 2002 -- Unicode, XSL, DSSSL and TeX
I've been working with this mess for Kura. Read the horror story...
May 19th, 2002 -- anonymous CVS access
I have finally setup the pserver access to the repositories for Kura and various other projects I am working. I know about Sourceforge, but I don't like giving quite that much out of hands, and anyway, I couldn't get it to cooperate.
The following packages are available:
You can get the stuff as follows:
export CVSROOT=:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/data/pub/cvsroot cvs login cvs co kura-1.1 cvs co kura-2.0 cvs co drift cvs co kalam cvs co snippets
Note that this is read-only access. If you like to hack and send me a nice patch, I'll give you write access.
You can also use the webcvs interface.
April 28th, 2002 -- drift
A small and crummy python script that generates words and applies phonological rules to them: drift. Just a game while I was letting the story of Murxao settle in my mind.
April 11th 2002 -- Source code
I've ported and packaged the source code for all the examples in the book GUI Programming with Python using the Qt Toolkit has been ported to the latest version of PyQt and Qt.
March 24th 2002
Wednesday, March 6th, 2002, a disaster occurred. When we came home in the evening, we saw that our server, Calcifer, wasn't running anymore. Upon pressing the on switch, 220 volts raced through my body. Indeed, the whole machine had died, taking a few years of email and latest version of this website with it. The machine has been replaced, but the data is lost. We did have some backups, but not of everything. (By the way, have you made your backups today?).
My book is published! My book is published! After nine months of really intensive typing, GUI Programming with Python Using the Qt Toolkit is available. Published by Opendocs, you can buy a copy from the publishers, or from Amazon, or your local bookstore (they might have to order it, though: the isbn is 0-97003300-4-4).
You can also read it online, at linuxports.