12 Dec 2006 Alphax   » (Apprentice)

WikiWomenWhatNot

In response to hypatia's recent post: Unlike other lists/groups ("Apache Women...This list is open to anyone", "Debian Women...We welcome the involvement of all people", GNOME Women's position is slightly verbose, Fedora Women don't say), WikiChix is female-only. Of course, suggestions on how to improve the ratio of female contributors on Wikipedia are welcome from anyone, but posting them to a closed list with limited membership probably isn't the most constructive way of going about things.

{K|X}Ubuntu

With any luck, I'll have a shiny (burnt? does that make it still shiny?) new 6.10 LiveCD or two kicking around the place in the next 24 hours; maybe I'll also be able to sort out my partitioning mess. I somehow (stupid SUSE 10.1) managed to put about 2MB of "free" space between hda1 (Redmond) and hda2 (swap or something); possibly there's some Thinkpad stuff in it. Why in the next 24 hours and not, say, 15 minutes? Because my fat pipe is about 20km away, and they don't open for another 9 hours.

GPG troubles

So, after upgrading to the "official" build of GPG 1.4.6 for Redmond (instead of my own, old, homebrewed version), I go to see if I can get the keyserver handlers to work with my proxy, which uses bog-standard Basic authentication (well, I think it does; telnet wouldn't lie to me, would it?); and behold, I can't make the stupid thing work. Help in the form of an email pointing me to some sort of lightweight non-caching transparent proxy (I know that GPG works with non-authenticating Squid, I've done it, but Squid is too troublesome) or other fix would be appreciated; contact details are in my profile.

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