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Jul 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

Another successful upgrade

I could get used to this, given how simple it has been. Still working properly after another upgrade. The past few systems (Geeklog, Drupal) have all had serious issues and this one (Wordpress), not a peep. As a matter of fact, in the time between initiating the post and getting back to it, there was yet another update. It also installed without issue.

Jul 3, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

It's the July really long weekend

Friday was Canada Day, Monday is Independence Day. That makes it a very long weekend when you take stat holidays in Canada and report into a group in the US ($DAYJOB). As a result, I get to spend the Monday collecting any items that cropped up on the Friday and taking care of them before my compatriots south of the border have a look at them. This doesn’t really happen all that often, but it’s nice when it does.

Jun 24, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

Wordpress has this export/import feature

I was just thinking about all of my past comments to the “Usual Suspects” about adding data from times long gone to the site. That reminded me that I once had a blog on Vox which closed last November (2010) and they provided a mechanism to convert the blog over to wordpress.com. As it was going to vanish and I had actually bothered to post some items over there, I decided to do the migration and save the data.

Jun 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2011 audio is available

For those interested, Dan has posted the audio for the talks at BSDCan 2011: The audio recordings for BSDCan 2011 are now available. You can find them all listed here: http://www.bsdcan.org/2011/audio/ Each talk in the schedule has a link to its audio (if available). That is, find the talk in the schedule, and there will be a link to the corresponding audio. For example, at http://www.bsdcan.org/2011/schedule/events/256.en.html you will see a section titled ‘Links’ and a link labeled ‘audio’.

Jun 17, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Drobo Contest... 100 drobo units

Update: The contest has been close for new participants since May 31, 2011, so no value here *sigh* Voting also ends June 17 at midnight Pacific, so no chance of wining. On the other hand, the rest of the information is still of some value. I was just looking up the model number for a drobo and I ended up hitting a hyperlink to a drobo contest. I have no information beyond the title of the page and the context of that page which seems to indicate that the entry with the most votes wins 100 drobo units.

Jun 14, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting

Title: June Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Description: We still don’t have a proper venue. I’m hoping to have that corrected by the end of the summer, so we have to suffer at a coffee shop for the moment. No formal agenda, just whatever we come up with. I’m thinking it’s time to start messing with firewalls again, especially as I have two ISP connections now. Time to have a bake-off for M0n0wall vs.

Jun 14, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Acanac Cable Connection is live

In a desire to get better internet speed, I decided to try out the Acanac Cable offering. I’m happy with the DSL service, so I decided to give the cable service a try. I went for the 15/1 service 15 down, 1 up and the whole install and online is supposed to take 7 to 10 business days. Roughly 5 business days after the request, I received the cable modem I ordered from Acanac, a Motorola SB5101N basic unit.

May 19, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - no presentation

Just a quick update in case you didn’t look at the calendar. We will be having the meeting at The Second Cup in Bells Corners. Topics: BSDCan2011 FreeNAS and a couple of FreeNAS install media to give out PCBSD 8.2 media i386 and x86_64 available Discussion of future venues BSD Magazine needs writers Also, pgcon is on this week http://pgcon.org