Friday, February 23, 2007

Slow progress

I spent some of last week with a potential employer; they're into packet radio and need someone to look after a bunch of computers - some of which were familiar and some of which were new to me. Interesting stuff, but they haven't made me an offer, so I won't be counting my chickens just yet.

Sara's been out of the country most of the week, but I managed to get along to the first QSTP tech-talk. It was an entrepreneur who talked about Arab start-ups, venture capital and incubators. There wasn't much talk about the IT side of things, but the audience was full of technologists from the new universities. It was a good place to chat, and I met a couple of people who I'll try to keep in touch with.

Not much has happened with readng. I've been wrestling with font issues on my SuSe system, which are now solved, and I've been trying to put together some sample pages for the site. Unfortunately, mocking up a single page with groff is proving almost as difficult as typesetting a whole book. I keep telling myself that the second book will be easy.

2 comments:

mohamed said...

You should check out quotationbook.com - they gave a quick 10 minutes at FOWA07 and had some interesting ideas. Focused solely on quotes but I think some of the ideas could be extended to booksh

Nigel said...

I was going to reply that the write-up makes it sound like bash.org with javascript, but bash has been blocked by QTel, probably for saying a rude word. Grr.