Originally published by Ludovic Hirlimann on octobre 10, 2006 11:31 AM at http://perso.hirlimann.net/~ludo/blog/archives/2006/10/camino_interview_6_nate_weaver.html
Camino Interview #6 : Nate Weaver
LH: Could you please introduce yourself : name, age, place where you live, What is your principal work/occupation in life ?
NW: My name is Nate Weaver, a.k.a. Wevah. I'm 25 years old, and live in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA. My principal work is mostly sitting around writing code, though I don't get paid enough... ;)
LH: Is your day job mac related too ?
NW: I don't really have a day job at the moment; I'm trying to find my place (and my motivation), unfortunately. Fortunately, I'm much more motivated than I was a few years (or even a few months) ago.
LH: What is your development setup ?
NW: A MacBook Pro (early rev) with a 100 GB/7200 RPM HD and 2 GB of RAM. Oh, and the 256 MB video card (which is currently standard, IIRC).
LH: How long have you been haging on #Camino and contributing patches ?
NW: I always forget this. I think my IRC logs started in August of 2004.
LH: And your first patch ?
NW: Customized .webloc file handling, I think. Oh, and IE .url files too.
LH: Are you specialized in some part of Camino or do you contribute anywhere ?
NW: I like to do stuff that I can do without having to build Camino, though will most likely change eventually. Stuff like the webloc patch where I can test the majority of the code in a small test application. Oh, and I also help administrate the caminobrowser.org Web site.
LH: Do you also play with the rest of the mozilla code ?
NW: No; it scares me. I still don't have a good grasp of C++, yet. I'd like to get there eventually, of course, but I'm having a much better time in Objective-C Land. :)
LH: Do you participate to other projects be they open source or not ? if yes care to tell us which ones ?
NW: Sure. I have a few of my own projects (as many people do), the two public ones are Paparazzi! and a User Agent prefpane for Camino. I also will be contributing some code to the now-open source CamiTools project (as you can see, a lot of Camino-related stuff). I also contribute bug reports/help for various other things, though I haven't submitted many (if any) patches to them.
LH: Urls ? (I'm a lazy guy)
NW: Paparazzi!'s is http://www.derailer.org/paparazzi/, and User Agent's is http://www.derailer.org/useragent/. CamiTools has a new home at http://camitools.mozdev.org/, though the current binary isn't there yet (it's at http://pimpmycamino.com/parts/camitools/ for now).
LH: How long have you been using Macs ? What is the oldest version of Mac OS you've been using ? What was your first computer ?
NW: I've been using Macs since, uh...I don't remember. I think I've used System 4 before, though only for a very short time (and not on my own machine). The first Mac OS I really remember was System 6. The first Mac I used regularly was a family computer; a Macintosh IIvx with 10 MB of RAM and an 80 MB hard disk (oh, how far we've come since then). The first Mac that was mine and mine alone was a "Wallstreet" Powerbook, running at a whopping 266 MHz with 192 megs of RAM and a 4 gig hard disk.
NW: (I'm surprised that I can remember all of that.)
LH: Was it difficult to join the Camino developers team ?
NW: Not really; the only real issue was my own fear of seeming like an idiot or a blowhard (which I guess I don't, thank goodness).
LH: How time eating is it to manage caminobrowser.org ?
LH: Ok, Anything you would like to add , say ?
NW: I can't think of anything funny or informative, to be honest. But uh...CAMIMO R00LZ!
LH: thank you for your time
NW: My pleasure. :)