Entries posted in July 2005

Debconf: 2007

Monday, 1 August 2005

Debconf7 : Edinburgh

Planning appears to be starting for this, according to a small flurry of mails I saw on debian-uk today.

So .. Edinburgh it is? Great. I should be able to attend and see all the visiting people.

I have no excuse given that I live here!

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Saturday, 30 July 2005


Went to a club last night, I think it was a one-off, which was “Post Apocalyptic” themed.

Nice collection of beatiful people in good costumes.

I wore a pair of leather trousers, and a chainmail top. (5kg / 10lbs) I was sore when I took it off!

Left a few hours early because I was tired, but otherwise a nice night. Lots of good music, NIN, Ramstein, Ministry, etc.

Debian News

Noticed a new site in my referer logs yesterday Debian-News.net.

Seems sparse, not a whole lot of content.

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Friday, 15 July 2005


Due to my continued illness (which contrary to what that post suggests is I’m 95% certain a sleep apnea sufferer – untreated. sigh.) today I put my cat up for adoption.

I am now cat free.

To say this sucks would be a complete understatement. But I cannot care for her to the level which she deserves.

I genuinely believe she will be better in somebody elses care, so I had to do it. For her.

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There's a simpsons parallel for everything

Tuesday, 12 July 2005


As time goes on I find that my favourite Simpsons character is Nelson.

He’s the one that typically just pops up to say “Ha Ha!”, but there are a lot of different episodes in which he’s a major character, or in which he plays an important role.

One of my favourites right now is the episode in which he acknowleges his deviation from tradition and says:

HA ha! Your position has been usurped. That’s right, I said usurped.

That nicely sums up how I feel.

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root me

Wednesday, 6 July 2005


New router ordered and en route.

(I’m sure there’s a pun just dying to be made there, but I’m too sleepy to think of it).


I made an upload to the new security queue. Hope it didn’t break.

Romain Francoise uploaded the new release of ngrep, which now supports IPv6.

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Router ordered .. or not ?

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Route Ordered

Not finding anything local I ordered a Linksys BEFSR81 8-port router online last night.

Despite being shown as “in stock” on the site when I made the order, when I now use the tracking facility I see “awaiting shipment from supplier”.

If that doesn’t change by tuesday I’ll cancel the order and take my business elsewhere – somewhere who can actually show their proper stock levels online.


My sun is currently running only on it’s first SCSI disk, the second is offline – meaning I no longer have access to my MP3 collection… The horror!

I’m still getting random network disconnects, but I’ve managed to sort out the libnids1 mess, upload new revisions of late, and komi to the Debian archive.

I also released two new versions of debian-updates, and celebrated the 1000th new user on the Debian administration website.

The only thing that I didn’t manage to do was stay awake for the “Make Poverty History” march in my home-city of Edinburgh – I slept in until 6pm, so I completely missed it.


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