Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Light at the End

I've been busy this past few weeks. Really busy. Between work, senior project, and my one class, I have more headaches than free time. The headaches can be scared away by taking 5 or 6 advil. Unfortunately, no pill exists to increase the number of hours in a day.

You may be wondering why there's a screenshot of some of my email next to this post. Hell, it's even boring email. After all, who cares about the Cal Poly Linux User's Group? What makes this screenshot exciting is that the email's being served by the Aarmap IMAP server. What's the Aarmap IMAP Server, and why should I care? some of you may ask. The first question's easy: the Aarmap IMAP Server is my senior project. The screenshot you see is of it working with an IMAP client that I didn't write. Which means it probably kinda follows the IMAP (at least well enough to serve simple emails). Which means I probably won't fail Senior Project. It took roughly 30 hours of this past weekend to get Aarmap from well it should work to the screenshot above. Not counting all the other time I spent getting it to the well it should work point.

You may be thinking to yourself Yeah, but can it search those emails? First of all, you suck for thinking that and getting me out of the good mood I was in. Can't you people just let me bask in my glory instead of trying to tear me down all the time? But the answer to that is no. I still have to write search, and I'm not looking forward to it.

As for why you should care, I can't answer that. You probably shouldn't care unless you have a vested interest in me graduating/leaving SLO/moving to Vista. But if you don't have a vested interest in any of those three things and still want to care, I won't complain.


Blogger Luke said...

if you can at least make it manageable on your mac, i'll consider your project a success


5/23/2006 6:24 PM  
Blogger Aaron *@ said...

In that case, I wish you were my advisor. Aarmap was running on my Mac, and I was connected to Aarmap with the Mac version of Thunderbird. It's one of the two officially tested and supported platforms (Linux being the other). Hell, all of Aarmap's development and most of its testing has taken place on my Mac, so it should be a roaring success in your eyes.
See, Macs are good for something ;)

5/23/2006 7:39 PM  

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