Working directly with X, Xlib, XUtils, and so on, is actually a lot more pleasant than I was lead to believe. However there are a couple of annoying bits. One of which, is handling events generated by XServer, and the WindowManager (WM) differently. Since the Chrome, or elements around your application, are supplied by the WM, you will need to listen to a message from it, and not a standard EventType from XServer.
While working on my Google replacement system, I ran into a lot of issues last night, where libraries or code doesn't exist for me to utilize. I had to start writing it myself or take libraries from C and convert them or take libraries written in Delphi Pascal and operating system. It reminded me of when I first started working with Pascal, and why I eventually started coding more and more in C.
Every year, Millions of people are determined in one way or another, to make a positive change in their lives; myself included. However this year, I have less of a Resolution theme and more of an Objective like SMART Goals (Specific Measurable Aforethought Realistic Time-bound). This is not the typical Corporate SMART or ASMART goals that management gives you, tying it to your Merit Increase raise at the end of the year. These goals are for me and my life, to make me more independent, efficient/productive, knowledgeable, and skillful. These goals will each have milestones, and progress reviews each month. I intend to write about them each here on my blog, at least once per month, in my progress review. Without further ado, here are my Objectives.
I have recently designed a new website, that is launching soon at work, and wanted to share the new layout. I like it, and think it will be really friendly to search engines. All in all, I think it will be a good success. This is a really long page, and this specific product, doesn't show all of the sections available. It is missing the Videos, Customer Success, Certifications, and others.
Have you ever wanted to work with files on your remote server using your favorite text editor (which doesn't support SFTP)? I know this was a struggle for me, until I switched my laptop to Linux. Now I can just mount the folders from my server to my local filesystem, and use GEdit (gnuedit). Basically Linux (and other *nix OS) is Awesome! Being able to take small applications and make them work together is a huge benefit.