In response to SCO's latest blatherings, I simply say: "Fuck you." (Oh look, he said a bad word.) Too bad I don't run AIX and Dynix (although I've used AIX more than I'd have liked in the past); while they spend thousands on legal teams, I'd be cheerfully filing discovery motions with the court and requests to delay until the IBM case is settled, on my own time, with very little money invested. Here's hoping that the folks that SCO tries to extort are in a position to do so.
I made local copies of the CSS 2 and XHTML 1.0 standards on my laptop a while back, and have been in the process of trying to come up with a facelift for my website that not only validates as proper CSS and HTML, but follows the spirit of how it's supposed to be done a little more closely, while both retaining usability in non-graphical browsers (which comes easily) and looking mostly similar in the current crop of graphical browsers (which is proving much more difficult). The hard part is finding the parts of the standards that each browser doesn't implement; for example, any Mozilla 1.4-based browser only supports a small fraction of CSS 2's generated content standard (don't bother doing anything with counters, such as numbering section headings or paragraphs; it just won't work). I find it interesting that the working draft for CSS 2.1 is nearly done, and the draft for CSS 3 is progressing, but (very) current browsers still don't support all of the current standard yet. Hmm.
The plan is to redo the weblog using pyblosxom (I have jdub's website to thank for the reference to this cute little piece of software), and either syndicate my Advogato diary there, merge it in with local content, or something along those lines. (Haven't quite thought it through yet, obviously.) Since picking up my new camera, I've been snapping pictures like a madman, so I'll probably use something like gallery.py to at least make them a little bit browsable. And, once that's all done, I'll probably jump back into working on SubWiki, since I really need something like a Wiki to get all the stuff I have going on organized, and what better way to see how something you've worked on works than to eat your own dogfood?
No work at all. Doh. I should probably at least bundle it up a little bit and announce it as being available; maybe a few people poking at it and generating bugs and ideas might get me motivated enough to start banging on it seriously again.
Little updates: I competed in another autocross a couple of weekends ago, and improved my time for that course by another second and a half. A fellow I know who does good DSM head work finally has a website for his company; if you have engine work you need done in Chicago, give Mitch a call. A friend of mine back home finally decided on a car: a black 1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD, which means he's now joined the DSM flock as well. Big DSM meet this weekend; if you're in the Chicago area, bring your DSM, go for a cruise, eat some foodstuffs, and talk about cars. The timing belt change/balance shaft removal/new pulley set work will be happening next weekend, here's hoping I don't screw it up too badly.