Denny is currently certified at Journeyer level.

Name: Denny de la Haye
Member since: 2000-04-12 14:22:30
Last Login: 2010-02-18 17:22:45

FOAF RDF Share This

Homepage: http://denny.me

Notes:

Email: current year at first name dot me

Justifications for my presence:

  • I founded the Milton Keynes Linux User Group (MK LUG) in 1999 and ran it until shortly after I moved out of MK in 2004.
  • I was the original developer for YAWNS, a lightweight standards-compliant Slash clone which is now used to run Debian-Administration.org.
  • I contributed patches towards making Slash itself XHTML compliant (I was also part of the community that hacked on slash-0.3-pre (a long time ago) and for a while I hosted the tarball of the unofficial (but functional!) version we created).

Justifications for my certifications:

  • alan: I'm familiar with his work ;)
  • kuro5hin: I know him from the slash-help mailing list...
  • Telsa: Excellent diary, bug-reporter (a sadly under-rated talent), and all round nice person :)
  • miguel: GNOME rocks...
  • davej: We shared an interesting discussion on IRC one day
  • lilo: For help and discussion on #linpeople, and for OPN in general
  • octobrx: For themes.org
  • federico: For his work on GNOME
  • hp: Ditto
  • BrucePerens: For technocrat.net and the Open Source definition...
  • esr: For his papers, the hacker-howto, and keeping the jargon file...
  • LotR: For the time he puts in on #linpeople
  • liw: For starting the LDP
  • jwz: For mozilla, and for having a cool homepage ;)
  • whois: For the time he puts in on #linpeople
  • uzi: For help and discussion on #linpeople
  • alisdair: After talking to him at the UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference
  • lupus: For the excellent perl-gtk module, and his help on IRC with same...
  • jono: For Linux UK
  • Fare: In recognition of contributions to various HOWTOs and other stuff, after he asked for certification on #linpeople
  • Cardinal: I read his diary one day on a random flit around and found some of his thoughts interesting
  • atai: For the software wars map, and intelligent contributions to this site
  • robster: For Debian Planet and his help with Think Open and other projects
  • slef: For many entertaining holy wars on IRC - we just can't resist baiting each other ;)
  • grex: After taking the survey about open source / free software developers
  • muks: For discussion on #thinkopen
  • bigkevmcd: For years of discussion on #thinkopen and #linuxuk before that
  • FourG: For his work on Sourceforge, found him on another random diary flit :)

Projects

Recent blog entries by Denny

Syndication: RSS 2.0
28 Dec 2008 (updated 3 May 2009 at 18:07 UTC) »

Blogs and Journals and Social Networks, Oh My!

I don't update here much, as is fairly obvious. I do update on Dreamwidth every week or two, post to Twitter at least once a day, and change my Facebook status more than is probably healthy. I can also be found participating in various online communities, notably I am staff on the freenode IRC network, and a regular user of the London Perl Mongers IRC channel and mailing list. So if you're looking for me, try looking in one of those places :)

13 Oct 2005 (updated 28 Dec 2008 at 17:19 UTC) »

Wow, life's moved on a lot since I was here last.

I got nearly killed by a careless car driver (pulled out in front of my motorbike without looking) in summer 2003. Spent a month in hospital, and a year in bed, still can't really dance - I miss clubbing.

Got 'made redundant' while I was still bed-ridden a month or two after I got out of hospital, which was pretty low of them.

Once I was back on my feet, found a new job, in south London, and moved to the area - near Wimbledon. Been there a year now, they seem very happy with me, got a small raise at my first annual review, so that's nice. I really like working there, it's a nice atmosphere/environment - we even have a pool table in our offices :)

Haven't done much personal coding since the accident - got into an online game called Kings of Chaos, and ended up leading the biggest alliance in its history - I got pretty good ranks in Age 1 and 2, came 2nd in Age 3 Beta, 1st in Age 3, and 2nd again in Age 4. I retired at the end of Age 4, which was last weekend... I'm hoping to spend some of the Copious Spare Time that I should now find myself with on more useful activities, maybe do some extra-curricular work-related coding and tidy up some of our in-house tools.

I guess that'll do as an update for now. I don't particularly plan to update here frequently, as I'm not coding much right now, but I thought it would be nice to catch things up while I drifted by.

16 Dec 2002 (updated 28 Dec 2008 at 17:17 UTC) »
New Manglement

Got asked to join one of my more senior colleagues for a meeting today, purpose unspecified. Turns out I've been reasssigned from my old line manager to him. This is a Good Thing (tm) as my old line manager is holding a serious grudge against me ever since I pointed out that a lot of our code was hideously uncompliant with W3C standards. I didn't realise his wife had written it.

As a side-effect of this reassigning it looks like I'm going to be given a reasonably chunky project to get on with again, instead of doing odds and ends fixes on our existing codebase. This will work much better for/with my frame of mind. I like the sense of achievement you get from pushing a new project along. Plus, it means I can do it properly (i.e. standards-compliant!) from the start. :)

I won!

IwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwon IwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwonIwon!!! :)

I WON!

Ahem. I'm quite pleased about that...

Tomorrow night the website I originally wrote YAWNS for is in the finals for a 'disability friendly' award - due to the standards compliant output from YAWNS making all the pages on the site work with screen-readers and easier to navigate for the motion impaired, etc. Quite excited, even though I'm definitely the long-shot candidate...

19 older entries...

 

Denny certified others as follows:

  • Denny certified alan as Master
  • Denny certified kuro5hin as Journeyer
  • Denny certified Telsa as Journeyer
  • Denny certified miguel as Master
  • Denny certified davej as Journeyer
  • Denny certified lilo as Master
  • Denny certified octobrx as Journeyer
  • Denny certified federico as Master
  • Denny certified hp as Master
  • Denny certified BrucePerens as Master
  • Denny certified esr as Master
  • Denny certified LotR as Journeyer
  • Denny certified jwz as Master
  • Denny certified whois as Journeyer
  • Denny certified uzi as Journeyer
  • Denny certified alisdair as Apprentice
  • Denny certified lupus as Journeyer
  • Denny certified jono as Journeyer
  • Denny certified Fare as Apprentice
  • Denny certified Cardinal as Apprentice
  • Denny certified atai as Journeyer
  • Denny certified robster as Journeyer
  • Denny certified slef as Journeyer
  • Denny certified grex as Apprentice
  • Denny certified muks as Journeyer
  • Denny certified FourG as Journeyer
  • Denny certified ask as Master
  • Denny certified raph as Master
  • Denny certified bjf as Apprentice
  • Denny certified aaronsw as Journeyer
  • Denny certified gilbertt as Journeyer
  • Denny certified rachel as Apprentice
  • Denny certified lkcl as Journeyer
  • Denny certified dyork as Journeyer
  • Denny certified fxn as Apprentice
  • Denny certified MikeCamel as Apprentice
  • Denny certified nbm as Journeyer
  • Denny certified rjain as Apprentice
  • Denny certified AilleCat as Journeyer
  • Denny certified riggwelter as Apprentice
  • Denny certified lloydwood as Apprentice
  • Denny certified Pizza as Apprentice
  • Denny certified shayne321 as Apprentice
  • Denny certified splork as Journeyer
  • Denny certified snorp as Apprentice
  • Denny certified mglazer as Apprentice
  • Denny certified ciphergoth as Journeyer
  • Denny certified julian as Journeyer
  • Denny certified jbucata as Apprentice
  • Denny certified leviramsey as Apprentice
  • Denny certified hukka as Apprentice
  • Denny certified whytheluckystiff as Journeyer
  • Denny certified chaoticset as Apprentice
  • Denny certified tagishandy as Journeyer
  • Denny certified tonyyarusso as Apprentice
  • Denny certified skx as Journeyer

Others have certified Denny as follows:

  • uzi certified Denny as Apprentice
  • damo certified Denny as Apprentice
  • davej certified Denny as Apprentice
  • jono certified Denny as Apprentice
  • robster certified Denny as Journeyer
  • slef certified Denny as Journeyer
  • Cardinal certified Denny as Apprentice
  • fxn certified Denny as Apprentice
  • MartBrooks certified Denny as Apprentice
  • MikeCamel certified Denny as Apprentice
  • shayne321 certified Denny as Journeyer
  • sdodji certified Denny as Journeyer
  • splork certified Denny as Journeyer
  • mglazer certified Denny as Apprentice
  • sparkes certified Denny as Journeyer
  • adp certified Denny as Apprentice
  • leviramsey certified Denny as Journeyer
  • Stevey certified Denny as Journeyer
  • chakie certified Denny as Journeyer

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

X
Share this page