Name: Gordon Tyler
Member since: 2000-10-23 19:25:50
Last Login: 2014-05-05 14:56:54



You could say I am your stereotypical geek/techie/programmer. I have 5 years of work experience with C++, Java, Python, Bash shell scripting, Visual Basic (but don't tell anyone ;), etc. and before that about 5 years of private experience in C++, and shell scripting.

I used to be a supporter of only Free Software but after having been to a talk by Eric Raymond, I've become less militant on the subject so you could probably call me more of an Open Source supporter now.

I first used Slackware Linux 1.0 eons ago and now I use Mandrake Linux.

Until very recently, I used to work for the Cape Town branch of AST in South Africa. They're one of the top 5 IT companies in South Africa. Chances are, they can help you with your IT problem.


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Wow, my account still exists. And I remembered my password. :)

I've started contributing towards the Bazaar project. A lot has changed since the days of JPythonJB and Python 1.5...

Well now. How's that for a "long time, no post"? 4 months. Yeesh.

I am now ensconced in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. My application for employment authorisation is in the works and I have all my appendage crossed in the hope that it will be approved. The company is really cool, one of those ideal techie companies.

Katy is coming along nicely and I've recently released version 0.3 which is a total rewrite for KDE2. Tons of things still left to do on it though 8) You are cordially invited to give it a whirl.

I also have been inducted into the glorious bliss of cable TV and cable internet access. I'd better watch out or I'm going to become one of those addicts!

Well. Today is the big day. Canada, here I come.

Heh. Well. I am now one of the unemployed. Packed up my things, said goodbye to everybody and walked out on Thursday afternoon. Bearing in mind that this is only the second job I've had (and I was fired from the first one by the samurai-sword-wielding-psycho-boss) , it's a bit weird not having to go to work every morning. ;)

But of course this doesn't mean I am without permanent free Internet access. Time to visit my g/f at university! ;)

Katy-wise, I've done some more work over the last week which has improved the rendering of the text especially when tab characters are involved (evil things that they are). You can also move the cursor now ;) You can even select text while doing so! *the.crowd.goes.wild*

Flippancy aside, next up is mouse support (click to move cursor, drag to select, etc.) and then add in CTRL-Left/Right word jumping. Oh yes, and text insertion/deletion/etc. ;) Preferences should probably come next so that the morons.. err.. users can select fonts and things.

Quiet weekend. Bought humungous suitcases on Saturday afternoon for our trip to Canada. Saw Charlie's Angels on Sunday evening. Quite cool in a Matrixy/KungFu kinda way 8)

I've put Katy v0.3 into CVS on SourceForge (project page) and will continue working on getting it up to the level of Katy v0.2.3 as soon as possible. My last day of work is Thursday, so from then on I should have more time to hack on Katy and other goodies that deserve my attention 8)

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