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I Feel So Special

weather: cloudy
outside: 6°C
mood: giddy
I'm running a private build of </a></b></a>semagic because I reported the bugs and I get to try out the new build with the fixes.

I really don't know what the big deal is. I get pre-releases of all kinds of big name commercial software all the time. You'd think I'd be pretty blasée about that kind of thing by now.

Anyway, I got a fix build. The original problems were fixed, but halo regression showed other areas that still showed the same symptoms. I got a second fix build and halo regression cases all passed.

Look for </a></b></a>semagic soon. =)

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Ladies and Gentlemen,



Jan. 11th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Why do you do this?
Haha =) Not insulted at all.

doesn't that make you want to NOT 'work' when you're relaxing and just messing around?

I guess I just truly enjoy my job and I naturally fall into it given the opportunity. =) That's either a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Am I lucky to find something I love doing that it can be my livelihood as well as my hobby? Or am I a loser who has no life and can't do anything else? =)

I don't do this with all software. I don't care about most of the widely used software out there. LJ is different in that I know the people are friendly and accepting of all feedback, constructive criticism, and assistance in whatever capacity. I wouldn't open my mouth if I didn't see the interactions they have with other users.

I guess, there's also respect I feel for people like quirrc, sema who aren't doing it for money (at least I don't think they are).
Jan. 11th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I see. Makes sense.
Haven't really found a (paying) job that I love, so I guess I can't quite relate yet. Must be nice. *wistful sigh*

. o 0 O ( ... loser... :p )

Just kidding. Really!

Another question. Why do you use semagic instead of the other Windows client? Personally, I like the fact that it's a handy... notepad feature, so I can write notes in something that doesn't take up a lot of system resources (at least, I don't think it does), and in case I need to transfer computers (when working at school or at the office), I still have my notes that I can easily post as a private entry. Stuff like that.

... plus it's easier than updating from the web, but that goes without saying.
Jan. 11th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooh. I see. Makes sense.
I stopped using the other client in April 2002 because visions (Tim Yardley) threatened LJ with legal action over the spellchecking module (or something). I forget exactly what it was. The big firefight has now been hidden from public view, but basically, visions was being an asshole. He had no legal leg to stand on. But because Semagic was based on the then-"Official" client, no one was allowed to use Semagic temporarily while LJ was in negotiations with him.

I started trying out all kinds of other LJ Clients and when Semagic was being smuggled in the back alleys =) I picked it up. Looking at Semagic, you could tell that Alexei Semanov (the original author) was a very detail-oriented person and knew what useful features users would like in an LJ client. The things he put into it were brilliant. His was the first to have Friends List notifications, dockable palettes, keyboard shortcuts, etc., etc.


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