Tuesday, 26 August 2008

DTV Sold...

So, it looks like it's official now.

The DTV department from AMD has been sold to Broadcom. I'm not really sure what that means for us yet. They say they're going to offer contracts to all employees from DTV, and even some non-employees who assist with DTV. We're supposed to talk to our managers over the next two weeks. There's just one thing... Our manager's on vacation for the next two weeks. :P

Anyway, not many people seem to be too concerned right now. It's probably going to be until at least the end of the year before everything's all done. And things will probably change about as much as when AMD bought ATI, which is not all that much as I hear.

I just hope we don't have to change buildings. Then we won't get to play cards at lunch. :P

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Pidgin 2.5.0 Released!

Look, Pidgin 2.5.0 is out!

And yes, we have MSNP15 support. That means offline message support, sending custom smileys, server-side aliasing, buddy embleming and a whole bunch of other goodies. Hylke made some nice updates to the icon theme that looks cleaner, I think. Though I'm not sure whether I like the new pigeon yet. I hope with all that testing those Adium guys did, there won't be too many problems. Some people aren't as optimistic, but we'll see how it goes. :P

Oh, and guess what? I'm a developer, too!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Mando Mogi Margão

As I had mentioned before, we had a whole mando troupe staying over at our houses. It turns out they were able to play three nights in a row. Anyway, here are a few pictures from their show.

Performing at UTM:

Performing at the Mississauga Convention Centre:

At the Grand Ball:

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Goan Idol

So, about that International Goan Convention... I didn't go to any of the daytime workshops because of work, but we did go to the evening events.

The first evening was the Goan Idol. This was held at UTM (they got a deal or something) in one of the lecture halls. It's too bad, because there was no stage or spotlights or anything. And it's really hard to take pictures in low light without flash. Not to mention everyone in the Mando troupe wanted a picture or video, which I had to take. All in all, there were about 4 or 5 cameras I had to use. Sometimes at the same time!

There were 10 contestants, with varying degrees of singing talent. Actually, I didn't think any of them were that bad. Anyway, some pictures...

The ones who didn't win...

Third Place

Second Place

First Place