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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.

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).