David McCabe's Summer of Code Blog

I was accepted into Summer of Code 2006 to implement a new discussion system in MediaWiki. This is my story.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Off to Boston!

I'm busy getting everything ready for Wikimania next week. I'm doing a presentation on LQT August 2nd. So much to do: Implement a couple more features, make sure everything's slick -- no backtraces! -- and prepare the presentation itself. And, on top of that, prepare for travel. Wish me luck!

Brion Vibber told me that we could actually have LQT live on Foundation projects (Wikipedia etc.) by the end of the year! Wheeeeeeee!

Monday, July 03, 2006


Delays. Fun delays, but delays.

Hello, world.

Since we last met, I have made leaps and bounds with Liquid Threads, but there's still a long ways to go in less than two months, and I still don't feel that LQT is ready for public demoing. However I feel about it, though, the server I was going to host a demo on fell through.

Meanwhile, my Linux installation blew up when I tried to upgrade it. My CD-ROM is broken, so I can't readily reinstall it. It's times like these I'm happy to have automatic nightly backups.

Well, I was going to get a Macbook Pro anyways, so I thought I might as well get one now, now that my desktop is out of commission and would take as long to fix as it would take to migrate to a new computer. So, that's what I did. I'm typing on it now, and it's beautiful. Student discounts and rebates are wonderful inventions. Thank you, Apple, for helping me realize how pathetic Linux-on-the-desktop really is.

However, making everything work on it and transfering my files through a cantankerous router has taken a long time. It's frustrating. At the moment, I can't log into the SVN server and I don't know why, so I thought I'd write this update.

Until next time...


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