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Dec 27, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

This has got to be the best disclaimer I have read yet...

I have been reviewing Solaris hardening guides to try to get a couple of better ideas for my customized hardening scripts. While reading, I ran across a link to softpanorama.org. I was glancing at the article which almost looks as if it was sponsored by Microsoft :) Anyway, to cut to the chase… “Standard disclaimer: The statements, views and opinions presented on this web page are those of the author and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of the author, present and former employers, SDNP or any other organization the author may be associated with.

Dec 21, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post December Meeting (aka: stuffed)

Well, that was quite the meal: Good food Good company Good wine Good conversation Pretty much sums it up. I’m sitting in front of my computer wondering how long it will be until I feel like a normal person again. I have to order a smaller meal next time I am down there. For those who were wondering where that post I mentioned regarding the Apple Leopard Server OS, the link is “I’m not a mac zealot.

Dec 1, 2007 - 7 minute read - Comments

I'm not a mac zealot. Really.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks… Work, outside activities, visitors, etc. First thing. I have posted the poll for the social meeting. Visit the site and log in to vote. Voting closes in 2 weeks. Just enough time to make a decision and send it vis the mailing list. Next thing. I need a new job. My contract ends in just over a month and I don’t have anything lined up yet.

Nov 1, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

LinuxFest 2007

I was sure I had posted about this, but I guess I never finished or I dreamed about it. Pretty much the same thing I would guess. The event was October 13 in Toronto and had a pre-conference part the night before as well as a post conference party. I skipped the pre-conference party as I was visiting my brother and it would have been pretty rude to drop in and say “Here’s my junk, I’ll see you later.

Oct 30, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Site errors - possibly nailed

It seems that there is a caching module that causes issues when coupled with the database, anonymous users and certain pages. That may be the reason there have been problems logging in, logging out and posting. I have disabled the site cache (and we’ll see if it works).   

Oct 28, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

New stuff for home system

Another post where I have no idea who wrote it. Today I went and bought a new monitor (LG L245W 24”, 1920x1200, picture-in-picture capable) and a 500 GB external USB drive. The monitor is great - it worked after a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg on my Debian Sid system. The hard disk came pre-formatted for NTFS. I’m contemplating the number and sizes of partitions, once I’ve decided that then it will be reformatted to use ext3.

Oct 9, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Ontario Linux Fest Press Release

FYI… PRESS RELEASE Toronto, Ontario - 09 October 2007: Ontario Linux Fest holds its inaugural conference in Toronto, Ontario at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Road on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Free Software leaders including Jon ‘maddog’ Hall of Linux International, Theodore Ts’o of IBM and Louis Suarez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and many others are presenting topics of interest to Linux and Open Source enthusiasts and the general public alike.