Using the GNOME Evolution address book with Mutt

For a while I’ve been using the GNOME Evolution address book with Mutt, my favorite email client. I use a script called mutt-eds-query, which consults the default evolution-data-server (EDS) address book to find contacts whose name or email address match a substring. I have a couple thousand contacts still stored …

You can ring my bell.

I’ve been using xchat-gnome on Fedora for quite a while. It’s been my default chat client because the way it notifies about private or channel messages fits well with my workflow. However, recently I’ve wanted more often to encapsulate my chat in a screen session along with my other work. …

Enrichment class.

Lately, as an extramural project I’ve been preparing an enrichment class I’ll be teaching at my kids’ elementary school in November. The class is for fifth graders, a very light introduction to software and programming concepts. The kids elect their enrichment class, which is a fantastic way to put together …

A fun day… for some hacking.

Over the course of the day, I: Tweaked the package complement on my workstation where last night I did an installation of the Fedora 15 pre-release tree Identified some weirdness in my local Eclipse environment and got things in better shape for later work Got a good start on some …

Power punch.

Fedora Talk, Gobby, and IRC make for a great combination when it comes to inclusive conferencing. I joined a bit late, but there’s a fantastic online-enhanced teleconference going on today to tease out all the details around No Frozen Rawhide. Developers and maintainers will undoubtedly have questions about how the …