My latest project (after I did my random User Friendly redirector last night at 1am) is to play with GTK. The end goal is to create a clone of Homesite, done to about (hopefully) 2.5 level (after 2.5 and when HS got bought by Allair it turned to a bloated pig).
Anyway, I spent the night a couple nights ago getting back into C/C++, figuring out the signal handling and widget creation/use etc. Very fun stuff, now to make it do something!
Anyway to make a long story short, we got wet, got to third pool, decided it was too dangerous to go further without rope or similar safety stuff, and came back, sunning ourselves on a large rock in the boiling sun on the way. An awsome day.
Funnily enough I had 2 memorable dreams over the weekend. On Friday night/Saturday morning I dreamt that Neil had called and wanted me to go early, and meet him at 10:30 not 11:30, and that when we went hiking it was bike riding above my old school up the road to the microwave tower.... and my bike had a flat or something and there were these two kids there... or something like that.
The other dream was related to a "making of" show for Star Wars: Episde 1. I dreamt I was watching it and kept on being interrupted by the phone or people or something... truely weird. The one neat thing I remember was showing a screw up for a big huge jump stunt which appeared to be between walkways high above nothingness... Obi-wan did the jump but came up short, and fell into.... water. The whole stunt was done just above a huge pool and when he fell he just plunged into the water. Kinda interesting.
So instead I went and played with layer masks again. There is a good tutorial on them at http://webpedia.com/design/graphics/masterps/index4.html. I tried to duplicate some of the stuff in there in the GIMP but their channel ops are not as mature (you can't copy a channel for example. I'll throw it to one of the mailing lists though, maybe some kind developer will take pity on me and add it in.
My yet-unstarted, yet soon to be awsome project of writing a version of HomeSite (which was bought from it's writer by Allaire and turned into a bloated POS) for X using GTK and, thanks to this I'll actually be able to embed the netscape html rendering widget into the application (writing my own HTML renderer is not something I want to do... esp when my greatest GTK app yet is a box with a button that says "hello world"). Anyway, it's a matter of time. I finished up some work on a webpage I was contracted to do. Now before you laugh, the design is not mine, all I did was reproduce what they wanted. Also it's not done yet, so some of the stuff that's broken will be fixed soon. But it's out of my court (finally) so I can start working on some other projects.
Ok, I'm going for that 8 hours of sleep tonight folks, I just had some stuff to get out of my head before hitting the hay.
Yes, that's right folks, only 5 days to go before the premiere of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace. Thanks to Zoid, Tiktok and Celt, there are a buch of tickets ready for the 12:15am (the 12:01am show was not in a THX theatre) show. I'm so so hyped. Screw the critics, forget the hype, this is star wars baby!