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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.

Jul 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Post Meeting Commentary

Well, last night was our July meeting - average turnout I would guess, all of 5 people. I suspect this may start changing if I ever get around to promoting on a somewhat larger scale. We had a bit of a mixed bag tonight: Photo show of Scotland Announcement of an upcoming seminar series from the HTCIA (Ottawa Chapter) Discussion of the postfix session from two meetings ago LPI exams for October A slide show of some “motivational posters” There was also a minor challenge issued to the attendees by Brenda to blog something even if it’s just a “Hi, this is my first blog, be kind” type of thing.

Jul 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Note to Self... (and others)

Hey Self! Next time you upgrade the modules on the website, try a few things out. The unresponsive FCKeditor should have been a signal that something was wrong. OK, I know this seems a little schizo, but sometimes it takes a 2x4 (or larger) to get me to see the light. I need to remember that just because the system can tell me about updates to modules AND can install them for me automagically, it doesn’t mean they get configured properly.

Jul 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting - July 19, 2007 @ Fidus

Well, that’s what we hope. There wasn’t much to follow up with from the last meeting, so this time I’m announcing an event targeted for September of 2007. It should be very interesting and hopefully will be of use for any or all of you in your professional capacity. See you there.

Jun 22, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

June Meeting followup

We had a small group tonight. When I say small I mean really small. All of three people. We had the normal trivia exchange and then got to a more serious topic - what kind of skill set do you need to be a sysadmin? This could be a topic for a future meeting. Perhaps some kind of skills assessment from everyone? I think I’ll wait and see who comments/brings it up again.