Archive for March, 2007


I have been using irssi for a couple of months now, and I am generally pleased with it. It does almost everything I want, apart from one thing.

I have been looking for a way of getting the window list entry for the terminal to flash when a new message is received in irssi for a while now, and a recent discussion in #ubuntu-uk on has got me searching again. I have managed to find a script that uses libnotify to create popups with new messages, but I don’t want screens full of popup windows.

If anyone knows of an elegant solution, I would love to hear it.

Pimp That Snack

This is one of the best ideas I have come across in a while – people making huge versions of normal snacks.

I think that the Custard Cream is one of the best ones 😀

New mootbot soon

I really need to update this thing more often.

Ubuntu Scribes seem to have hit a bit of a slump, and I really need to start working on Mootbot a bit more. I would like to say that I have been  busy, but I just don’t have the energy to code after I finish work for the day.  Andrew Williams has been working hard on the bot, and has managed to get it set up on a decent server (instead of my laptop). I think we have got enough new features to warrant a “0.1” release – I will write about the new features sometime soon, but first I need to write some documentation (which I hate…)

The activity levels in Ubuntu Scribes seem to have dropped off over the last few weeks, with the number of people in #ubuntu-scribes getting lower and lower. I think that this may be due to a lack of progress with getting people to use Mootbot in their meetings. I am going to try to set up a meeting and get people along to try to revive the enthusiasm there was at the beginning. I will post more details here shortly.