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Name: Scott Johnston
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I'm the lead developer of ivtools, a collection of vector-graphic drawing editors and spatial data servers. I'm quite interested in the community of free software developers, and am always looking to see where new forms of synergy might spring up.

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I've started a blog called Scott's Viewport at Blogger. I'm using it to talk about a wider range of subjects than I talked about here. Hope to see you there.

Re-evaluating two stalwart corporations in my software world. It seems ideology matters in the long haul (knew that). VA Research/Linux/Software is still plugging along (after evaporating my $4K friends-and-families investment) and I've finally realized that they are simply Slashdot++. When they bought Andover they decided their future as a media/content provider for the open-source future. Sourceforge still works, things eventually get fixed, I can't complain.

The other corporation that has impressed me with their stick-to-it-tiveness is Apple. I bought my first Apple (a IIe with Microsoft Basic) in 1980. Two decades later they have made computing fun for me again. BSD under the hood. iPod++ on top. And X11 thrown in, packaged to look the same as Cocoa?

Ok, I'm also impressed with the stick-to-it-tiveness of Advogato. Maybe someday raph will get back to me on that interview for the Vector Graphics Foundry (do you still read every diary entry? probably not...).

Woohooo! Looks like gcc-3.*/libstdc++-v3 has re-instated a filebuf constructor that accepts an integer file descriptor! Back in 2001, when I was an early adopter of libstdc++-v3, I really tried to make the case that this non-standard extension to iostreams was completely necessary to maintain backward compatibility with legacy C++ code written exclusively for g++. I painfully worked around the problem (who wants to do an fdopen on a socket handle just to use iostreams?), but I was never happy with the result. Big thanks to whomever got this done.

4 Nov 2003 (updated 24 Jan 2006 at 15:34 UTC) »

My first book is uploaded under a Creative Commons license. I'm putting my drawing software to work selling an interesting service on E-Bay. What else is new? Oh yeah, ivtools-1.1.

Unemployed computer philosopher with theory and experience relevant to large-scale graphics and imaging systems, especially image analysis and recognition. Will work for sanity.

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