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You get the dwarf. I get the girl.

21 May 2008 21:50

Recently I have mostly been "behind". I've caught up a little on what I wanted to do though over the past couple of days, so I won't feel too bad.


made a new release of the chronicle blog compiler, after recieving more great feedback from MJ Ray.

un-stalled the Planet Debian.

updated the weblogs hosted by Debian Administration, after help and suggestions from Daniel Kahn Gillmor.

stripped, cleaned, and tested a new steam engine. Nearly dying in the process.

discovered a beautiful XSS attack against a popular social networking site, then exploited that en masse to collect hundreds of username/password pairs - all because the site admins said "Prove it" when I reported the hole. Decisions decisions .. what to do with the list...

released a couple of woefully late DSAs.

started learning British Sign Language.

Anyway I've been bad and not writing much recently on the Debian Administration site, partly because I'm just sick of the trolling comments that have been building up, and partly due to general lack of time. I know I should ignore them, and I guess by mentioning them here I've kinda already lost, but I find it hard to care when random folk are being snipy.

Still I've remembed that some people are just great to hear from. I know if I see mail from XX they will offer an incisive, valid, criticism or a fully tested and working patch. Sometimes both at the same time.

In conclusion I need my pending holiday in the worst way; and I must find time to write another letter...

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Comments on this entry

icon Ondrej at 20:59 on 21 May 2008
Hi Steve, please keep doing the Debian Administration, I found a lot of interesting info on that site (through google usually). I don't post comments, because I have no time nor motivation for that.
icon Tiago Faria at 23:05 on 21 May 2008
Hi Steve,
TRY to ignore the comments made by trolls. I know it can be hard, but when you have a site like debian-administration.org, with a great community behind it, how can an opinion/comment made by a troll make you feel bad?
You've done a great work to the Debian community, and debian-administration.org is a tiny example of that.
There will always be assholes everywhere we go, we just can't give them any credit.
Keep up the good work!