Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Banter Contact Resizing

Banter Small Group Window Banter Medium Group Window Banter Large Group Window

I hacked on the banter contact resizing yesterday and got the first iteration with resizing done. It's a little rough but you get the basic idea. We're having some problems using the gtkmozembed widget with resizing and general use. Our contact widgets and chat windows are all HTML/CSS/Javascript based to support themes. Hopefully we can either hack gtkmozembed to get it working or switch over to Apple's WebKit.

If any HTML/CSS/Javascript experts are reading this, the banter project could use some help working out our ContactStyles (themes) and building several of them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I love my Jeep

Calvin in his Jeep

Boyd took this shot yesterday when we went for a short dig up at the base of Slate Canyon. Boyd took his newly purchased Jeep Liberty and I think is already planning out how he is going to add lockers to it. He tried to climb a hill I went up and found out he is "lockerless larry".

Monday, May 07, 2007


" speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner"

Several weeks ago at Novell we started the project named Banter. It's being called the next generation collaboration client. Think of it as software that combines all of your online "Web 2.0" services along with chat, video, and voice into your contact management system.

Unlike other projects I've worked on at Novell, this project is being done in the open from the very beginning. In fact, if you want to see what we are doing, you can visit the Banter wiki at

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