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[[!meta title="Life redux…"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2011-10-19 08:08:37 +0100"]]
[[!tag converted-badly-from-textile life]]

Forgive me, Intarwubs, for I have sinned. It has been a little over
seven months and seven days since my last confession (regarding
secretfs) and I have done much and little in that time.

In brief, I had a birthday, a 4th wedding anniversary, an 11th
“togetherness” anniversary, a two week stint in hospital with cellulitis
(Stepping Hill ~~- the same place that had the deaths from insulin
infested I/V drips, and yes, at the same time I was there), I have
changed jobs and I have ended up spending around a month in Korea so
far.
<br />
Obviously there has been the usual plethora of events such as the Debian
BBQ. Also a few less usual events such as the marriage of our new
friends Paola and Malcolm; and of our old friends Steve and Jo.
<br />
[Google+](https://plus.google.com/109098675742430569483) has come, but
Facebook has not quite gone yet. I bought an Asus [Eeepad
transformer](http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/)
and an [HP
Microserver](http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/15351-15351-4237916-4237918-4237917-4248009.html)
yet I don’t really feel like I’ve spent much on interesting stuff this
year.
<br />
Programming-wise~~- I am working on
[Caius](http://wiki.digital-scurf.org/CaiusFob) at last, and also having
thoughts about using my secretfs tech along with bluetooth, NFC and/or
802.15.4 to produce a physical proximity N/of/M
authentication/key-storage mechanism. Perhaps the two techs might
combine to mean I have a complex keyring on my laptop which is
effectively just a random load of junk until the right combinations of
devices are together at which point I can access stuff. That’d be pretty
cool.

Also, I’ve started using [Spotify](http://www.spotify.com/) a lot. While
their Linux based offering is not as featureful as the Windows based
one; their dev-team is reasonably responsive to politely worded support
queries and I have had a lot of joy from it. However, their access
library is pretty poor. It is threaded to the max and unpleasant issues
arise from that as you’d expect. As such, I have decided to re-learn
Vala by writing initially a simple binding to libspotify, then a
reasonable set of GObjects wrapping it, and then hopefully a DBus
binding for it; so that I can write multiple UIs all talking to one
nearly compartmentalised-over-DBus backend. No idea if libspotify allows
for multiple concurrent logins though (Not that it’s likely to be
necessary).

That’s all for now. Ciau!