2001-12-17 14:31:06 +0000 <sjanes71> hehe
2001-12-17 14:31:17 +0000 <shapr> I'd like to get it working in gtk next
2001-12-17 14:31:30 +0000 <sjanes71> I kind of want to make an operating system based on Haskell.
2001-12-17 14:31:37 +0000 <shapr> really? how so?
2001-12-17 14:32:12 +0000 <sjanes71> (phone...)
2001-12-17 14:34:02 +0000 <sjanes71> ok back
2001-12-17 14:34:11 +0000 <sjanes71> I've got ideas... :)
2001-12-17 14:34:38 +0000 <shapr> like what?
2001-12-17 14:34:39 +0000 <sjanes71> I'm kind of excited about haskell because it's small
2001-12-17 14:34:44 +0000 <sjanes71> compared to Python and Perl
2001-12-17 14:35:02 +0000 <sjanes71> plus because it hasn't been extended to death to support files and directories
2001-12-17 14:35:44 +0000 <sjanes71> I'm looking into making a nice end-user operating system that basically pulls together a bunch of standards together
2001-12-17 14:36:15 +0000 <sjanes71> UNICODE, XML for metadata, everything's stored in a database, SVG fo the user interface, PNG, OpenPGP, etc.
2001-12-17 14:36:27 +0000 <shapr> sounds good so far
2001-12-17 14:36:41 +0000 <shapr> I'd use it :)
2001-12-17 14:36:44 +0000 <sjanes71> haha
2001-12-17 14:36:50 +0000 <sjanes71> I know I want to use it
2001-12-17 14:37:15 +0000 <sjanes71> I really liked Linux... but then I have come to see that we've kidn of gotten off track about 30 years ago with the files and directories
2001-12-17 14:37:27 +0000 <shapr> how so?
2001-12-17 14:37:31 +0000 <shapr> what's better?
2001-12-17 14:37:41 +0000 <sjanes71> Computers are insanely fast as searching and sorting and we still make users choose where to put their files and directories
2001-12-17 14:37:54 +0000 <shapr> what's better?
2001-12-17 14:38:09 +0000 <sjanes71> Just put it into a database with a nice core set of meta-data
2001-12-17 14:38:23 +0000 <shapr> sounds easy enough
2001-12-17 14:38:24 +0000 <sjanes71> The Why, When, What, Where, and How
2001-12-17 14:38:40 +0000 <sjanes71> How many times has a user told you "I don't know where I saved it?"
2001-12-17 14:38:53 +0000 <sjanes71> Or "I had it last week and now I don't know where it is..."
2001-12-17 14:39:46 +0000 <shapr> er, very rarely actually, but then I don't work with users much
2001-12-17 14:40:42 +0000 <sjanes71> When your users happened to be your girlfriend it can be a little frustrating. :)
2001-12-17 14:40:53 +0000 <shapr> my girlfriend uses XEmacs
2001-12-17 14:40:56 +0000 <shapr> and Linux
2001-12-17 14:40:57 +0000 <sjanes71> Nice.
2001-12-17 14:41:09 +0000 <shapr> but I know what you mean :)
2001-12-17 14:41:24 +0000 <dennisb> I took a look on that code on the wiki page
2001-12-17 14:41:29 +0000 <shapr> I have dated women who just didn't understand, and weren't interested