Archive for August, 2005

Having problems with slow GTK+ file selector dialogs? Try this solution.

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I was having an issue where any gnome-vfs enabled file selector would take several minutes to appear. This issue had been bugging me all day, as it would take nearly five minutes to do a simple save in the GIMP.

After a frustrating time to figure it out, I discovered that there was a URI pointing to an IP address that no longer existed in the ~/.gtk-bookmarks file. After removing that line (which did not show up in the file selector, by-the-way), everything returned to being appropriately zippy.

If you are also having the same problem (at least a few other people I have talked to seem to have seen this issue before), I highly suggest editing the .gtk-bookmarks file and remove the offending the line.

Update: Martin, thanks for pointing out the link to the bug in Bugzilla. (:

Day of *hic* of *hic*… well, you get the *hic* idea

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

I’ve had hiccups for most of today –since this morning when shopping for rugs (for the new place), in fact. I still have not normalized, as the hiccups have not completely gone away yet. (Hopefully it’ll happen soon. Of course, it could be worse.)

On the up side, I got some awesome moccasins that almost make it feel like I’m walking barefoot.

New residence

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

We’re in a new place (as of a week and a day ago). We can breathe again. Hooray.


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Eric Larson, the rock-star co-worker (his band is Ume, which means Japanese plum), is heading back to PA to finish up school. Before he heads out, he’ll be on tour. His first stop is AS220‘s Fancy Fest (a gathering of a bunch of bands) in Providence, RI on Friday night, starting at 7:00 pm.

It should be a great time for anyone who is close enough to attend.