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True Silent Night

  • Posted on December 25, 2010 at 1:09 am

I logged off early yesterday and will do so in a moment. I just had to write one more e-mail and read another one. That’s why I got stuck in the blog editor. Finally I can appreciate the silence of the night. I’m a night person. I wear the cloak of the night as a shield, just because the noise of the day stops. And so this is a truly silent night today for next to anyone has stopped and went away. The only thing that’s missing is snow. That would be perfect. Maybe next year then.

Speaking of silence, I nearly finished the prototype of the XMPP (Jabber protocol) robot I am trying to code. Having software communicate via XMPP has its advantages. A side effect is to explore the C++ gloox library which is really a fantastic piece of code. Getting a client to work doesn’t take much time. You just have to extend your client class with the funtionality you need and you’re done. Another nice thing about gloox and XMPP is that SSL/TLS is already included (provided you use XMPP servers that are configured to use SSL/TLS). Coding will continue on Monday.

Now is the time to enjoy the silence.