Monday, 8 October 2012

How to tell someone you love them?

I haven't written in a while, not because I haven't had anything to say, but mainly because I haven't felt like putting it down in my blog.

Now, I have something I want to say, but I don't know how to say it.

I love my wife and kids. They are the most important thing to me. I've always thought that what I did was in their best interest. Now, I'm not so sure that is what's happened.

I love my daughter so much that it's gotten to the point where I feel I can't give her anything she deserves anymore and as adult she now makes her own decisions. I feel I can't provide her with what I hoped I would be able to.

I love my son so much that it hurts whenever I think of anything happening to him or of him suffering in any way. 

I love my wife so much ... that I can't find a way of expressing it to her. I want her to be happy. I want her to know how I feel about her and that I've always been in love with her, but simply telling her isn't good enough.

She's always has told me "Actions speak louder than words" and I haven't acted. My actions have always turned out to be the stupidest thing that I could possibly think of. And that wasn't my intent! I REALLY thought that what I was doing was "ok" and it could be explained away. That it would get fixed. I live in a fantasy world where I can dream up the solution to my relationship problems. I always dream that things work out. It never does.

So now I'm stuck. I love my wife so much, but I don't know how to tell her and I don't know what to do.

Any suggestions?


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Getting Pidgin and Microsoft Lync to work nicely.

In the Windows centric company that I work at we use Office Communicator. Therefore I use Pidgin and the SIPE/SIMPLE plugin to be able to communicate.

Recently, they've started changing the version of OC to the latest Lync version. All of a sudden, my Pidgin would fail logging in. I checked on a Windows system and I still couldn't use the Lync client so I figured things were in transition and I didn't bother too much with it.

However, someone came to ask me about it and when I tried the Window Lync client again, I suddenly was able to log in! I tried Pidgin again and it would tell me that I was using not the right version. So I started searching around. I found that: Microsoft allows administrators to block older version of OC from connecting to the server.

So I started searching a bit more and found that others had the same problem and were looking for a solution. I then stumbled upon a very useful link.

This page describes how to set the user-agent in Pidgin so that you could connect as a certain version of OC. However, when I tried the same version on the post, that version didn't seem to work. So I started searching for a newer version and I found it...

To get Pidgin to work use the following UserAgent:

UCCAPI/4.0.7577.0 OC/4.0.7577.0 (Microsoft Lync 2010)

Tada! I'm able to chat again!


Friday, 24 February 2012

Zenity re-discovered

It's been quite a while since I've posted anything. Life's gotten busy!

Recently I've been writing some scripts and thought it would be nice to guify them a bit. I then recalled using Zenity for a few things and though it would be great to take a look. Since it had been a while I didn't quite remember everything. A quick Google search returned a pair of great sites that helped out with this.

Zenity guide by examples 1 and Zenity guide by examples 2 both of which can really describe how it works in nice to understand examples.

Now to start using these!