MonthApril 2011

DevLog: Mar 2011

I’ve started keeping devlogs, recording productive activity every day in an attempt to publicly shame myself into doing productive things. This is the delayed march edition

Mar 20 – 31

More contract work for more money.

My dump patch to meidawiki got commited, then blasted during Code Review. This is what I get for trusting other people’s code blindly, especially after 5 years. Lesson learnt. Fixed all issues, and now waiting for a review before commit.

More help for Madhu’s GSoC, on and off. Same for Arun and Karthik.

Decide to give up on dumps (no concrete work found) and pick up wikipedia offline, after post to wikitech-l by the offline guy saying he is looking for people.

Channels #mediawiki and #wikimedia-tech are quite fun, actually. Not bad at all.

Started writing php code. Not that ugh, actually.

Spent 3 days at In50Hrs. Prototyped the CollegeReviews thing I was always dreaming about. Concepts were fleshed out really well. Need to spend more time on this thing.

Mar 15 – 20

Almost got fix to Mediawiki that made dumps 5% faster. Now just need to prove it on a larger scale before it gets accepted.

Did contracting work for some decent money. Feels pretty good.

Started helping madhu with her gsoc. She’s darn smart.

Mar 14

Did bits of resume.

Mar 1-13

Some amount of Mediawiki work – getting it to run, learning how to profile it, profiling the import and export process. Identified a hotspot in the export process (UtfNormal), need to try to get a fix in.

Moved main system from Ubuntu 32 bit to Debian 64 bit. Yay. Tried to jhbuild gnome-shell and failed miserably. Boo.

Started helping other folks with their GSoC. Yay.

DevLog: Feb 2011

I’ve started keeping devlogs, recording everyday productive activity in an attempt to publicly shaming myselfinto doing something productive everyday. This is the delayed february editin

Links: 32HourStartup, PiTiVi, TEDxSSN

Feb 26

Initial work on wiki import script.

Feb 25

Audio Save Dialog mostly works now.

Feb 23

Started implementing Audio Name dialog box in PiTiVi. Dad fixed laptop – new Ethernet port, and working speakers.

Feb 22

Started doing layouts for

Feb 18 – 21

Spent at NIT Trichy. Gave GNOME Talk. Started on briclient. Discussed various models with Kishore (for the wiki). Helped lut4rp compile gstreamer. Started contributing to PyLINQ

Feb 16

Worked on pitivi a bit more. Once recording is done, the track gets inserted into the timeline.

Feb 15

Worked on pitivi a bit. Moved recording inside main pipeline itself. Started #chennai-hackers for people from Chennai who are planning to do GSoC. Madhu, Karthik, Arun, Bala, Feroze on it so far. Fun!

Wrote a simple color changer in gtk that is controlled by the wii. Roll controls hue and pitch controls s and v. Fun!

Feb 9 – Feb 14

TEDxSSN, Banagalore, etc. Nothing got done.

Feb 8

‘Open House Project Day’ demo at college. Showed off gstreamer based video streaming via nn ad-hoc network, then wii+torcs. Fun with gibberwocky :P

Feb 5-6

32HourStartup. Ran around helping people out. Worked with Karthik and Madhu on a PHP/FB app. Fun :)

Feb 3-4

More 32HourStartup stuff. still down.

Feb 2

Read ~100 pages of the libc manual. Worked on badges for 32HourStartup. is down. DNS issue. Out of our control – We’re trying to bring it to our control.

Feb 1

Wrote ‘Functionalish’ C# to be posted in response to the Accumulator in Java thread at fpug-c. Haven’t posted it yet.

GStreamer 101 at GNOME Asia 2011

My GStreamer 101 presentation at was very wel received. I was quite happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to Ford_Prefect and Bharath Acharya for pulling me in :)

My very minimal slides are here. You can reuse them if you want to.

Sadly, missed the week long hackfest :( Next time!

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