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Oct 8, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

It was Sunday night...

Like it says, it was Sunday night when I started doing maintenance for all the websites I make the attempt to look after. I have to find out why the webalizer software insists on messing with one of my sites. I may just have to turn it off, as it isn’t really useful for these sites. Looks like a busy week coming up, interview call tomorrow (yeah, I know it’s Thanksgiving), and I have a bunch of stuff to do for my current employer before the end of the month.

Sep 21, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post September Meeting Followup

Looks like I didn’t post a September Meeting page, although it was listed in the events. Too bad for those who didn’t show up for the meeting. We did a hardware hacking project, specifically reflashing a Linksys WRT54GL to use a firmware from the OpenWRT project (well, this was really a software portion), but it was hardware we repurposed and proved that it worked after the fact. We also had a working web interface to the unit and the ability to adjust all manner of items that the folks at linksys don’t want us playing with.

Sep 19, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Recent Events

This is nothing bad, just a commentary on recent events (as in Open Source, HTCIA, etc). Last Saturday was Software Freedom Day 2007. The local event was held at Carleton University in the Tory Building (3rd floor, not 4th as was advertised). To say the turnout was underwhelming would be an understatement. I think there may have been 5 people who showed up. This just shows we didn’t have enough advertising for the event.

Sep 4, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day is coming up on Saturday, September 15th. Software Freedom Day is a global celebration and education of why transparent and sustainable technologies are now more important than ever. There will be displays at Carleton University, location to be added later, from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Some of the items to be displayed are: The OpenCD OSBR BSD Certification PC-BSD Carleton’s TIM Program  Come out in support of OpenSource!

Aug 30, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

Vacation? What's that?

I just got back from attending a friend’s wedding back in my hometown. Well, she’s more of my wife’s friend, but that’s not significant enough to matter. In the interest of saving a few dollars (just over $300) and a few days dog kennel money, I adjusted my stay down a few days and the price dropped dramatically. If I had stayed an additional week, I could have gotten the same deal, but it would have cost me 7 days consulting rates and the extra 7 days kennel fees (as well as taxing my relationship with the person taking care of my cats).

Aug 14, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

new project: mini-home-ecg

Note: I have no idea who posted this. I’d have to rebuild the old site to get the author information. The joy of fixing up the conversions from the many systems I have used over the years.. So, I’ve been having pulse irregularities and heart palpitations (well, not sure of the technical meanings of these terms - but my pulse rate isn’t regular and I feel funny things in my chest).

Aug 9, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Way too busy (and loving it!)

Life gets interesting when you are juggling a bunch of things and events just happen around you in a random fashion. Writing training material for the LPI 101 exam preparation and presenting it on Monday nights. There are at least 5 local usergroups that I am a member of which I go to meetings during the month and a few international ones that I try to attend the IRC chats for There is the day job which keeps me busy writing papers and documentation as well as trying to squeeze in new methodologies and testing Rebuild of my home environment (which always take a back burner), although I managed to upgrade my two macs last week, so I can get some videos finished and the audio sessions from BSDCan finished.

Aug 9, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Meeting - Thursday July 16, 19:00 @ Fidus

Topics: We will be (hopefully) following up with Bruce on his postfix install (you blogging that yet Bruce?) There will be an LPI Exam seating in October (details Thursday night) CMS Systems (specifically this website) Features Spam User Registration ISP Providers and static addresses SpamAssassin Configuration Lots of topics, not a lot of details yet. The SpamAssassin will be have some real info, the others are discussion topics.