Coming along nicely. WikiWords are now recursively indexed (SubWiki, being built on Subversion, has a full directory tree in which to play; subdirectories make for a cool way of providing categorization of pages), in preparation for work on ReverseLinks/BackLinks. That's one of the last big things I'm needing out of it; the rest of the work I have planned falls under "fit and polish".
Submitted a patch to fix a problem with the SWIG bindings turned up in the SubWiki indexing work. SWIG is cool. SWIG does cool things. SWIG gives me nightmares. ;-)
The interview went very well; I'm hoping to hear something back from them this week. Interesting environment; they've definitely got a cool culture around there, and unlike most of the dot-bombs I've been surveying lately, they really have their act together in terms of policies/best-practices and staffing (three shifts rather than burn-out levels of pager duty). Shouldn't be too surprised; as the recruiter put it, "When other people have outages, they have a little bit of downtime. When we have an outage, we're in the Tribune." Two data centers in-house, and some new toys to play with as they migrate off their old Tandem-based trading backend. Very different environment for me, but the technology is all the same stuff I'm used to, so hopefully they'll find me to be a good fit.
That's it, I'm done. I've been on a Linux desktop for the last 5 years, but I've always kept around at least one machine somewhere as a Windows-only system, which inevitably ends up taking the brunt of my daily computer usage (at home; at work, I've successfully fended off Windows encroachment for a very long time). But over the last few days, I've been doing a little audit of my home computer usage, and I've found a few interesting tidbits: all of the games that I play have Linux counterparts (or ought to run well under Wine), GnuCash is proving to be a serious contender as a replacement for Quicken, and nearly all my other desktop functions moved to my Linux laptop a long time ago. Add to that the fact that my choices of video and sound cards are actually better-supported under Linux than Windows (when's the last time you heard that claim?), and that's it, I'm done. Tomorrow, the machine I'm typing this diary entry on becomes a Linux desktop. It's about damn time I ate my own dogfood again.
More playing around with Jython. I have half a mind to convert over my current PHP website to a combination of Tomcat/Jython and gstein's ezt templating system.
rblcheck has been receiving some unexpected attention lately; a new user decided to take it upon themselves to figure out what was needed to get it building under Win32, and the result was sufficient prodding to get me to release a Windows binary along with the autoconf magic needed to build it checked into CVS. It's been fun seeing actual traffic on the rblcheck mailing list lately; I'd rather thought that rblcheck had reached that "mature" stage of life where people didn't really talk about it much anymore. ;-)
I had started a long and terribly politically-incorrect rant about this piece of work, but I'm going to resist the urge to actually post it. I gave myself a couple of days to think about it, and while I still find myself disgusted that the Linux Documentation Project sponsors such a thing (what on earth does someone's issue with someone else's behavior have to do with Linux?), it's not worth spitting venom over. To the authors: I will continue to behave exactly as I do. The fact that you have breasts makes no difference to me when I'm going over a technical issue, and your attempt to make me feel bad for not considering your gender when discussing a topic is outrageous. I'm not interested in helping anyone get involved with Linux, whether they're women or men, if they don't have a sufficient level of interest themselves, and don't have the time or energy to devote to learning how this community works (I had to adjust when I started getting involved with free software, and had to develop a thicker skin; you can too). Go ahead, call me a sexist pig. And I'll continue to ask why your gender should matter to me.
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." Unless the dog demands special treatment or asks that the community change for them.