Name: Graham Ashton
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I've fixed some UI bugs and updated the docs for Band Saw's notification tray icon, and made a new release (0.3.0). Packages are here.

8 Mar 2006 (updated 8 Mar 2006 at 06:25 UTC) »

Funny how time flies. I had no idea it had been so long since I last made a release of Band Saw, my log file monitoring application for GNOME.

I thought it was high time I released some changes; the search fields under the menu bar (see screenshot) are new, and fairly self explanatory.

Update: It's only a few short hours later I've uploaded a package for the current development version, having fixed a fairly crucial bug and added a nifty notification tray icon.

During spare moments at the Ubuntu Below Zero conference (they're a very friendly bunch of people) I've been hacking on my little spam training tool, written in Mono and Gtk#.

It's been a long time coming, but 0.1.4 fixes a niggling little bug that's been annoying me for a while; in previous releases you couldn't tell if the ham/spam training commands completed successfully. I've added an extra dialog box to alert you if there was a problem. I've also added tooltips to make it more obvious how to train on a message.

You can get it from here:

15 Jul 2005 (updated 15 Jul 2005 at 09:50 UTC) »

I recently needed to manually assemble and send some syslog packets directly from Python and didn't find anything else that fitted my needs. So I read the RFC and wrote a module to do it. It was surprisingly straightforward, though writing the tests first definitely helped.

I've not released it yet (I'm looking for some peer review on the API first), but I think it's pretty much ready for it's frist release. You'll find it at at

Feedback on the API would be much appreciated.

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