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Name: Andreas-Johann Ulvestad
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Homepage: http://jeg.hater.vg


aka Norwolf

  • Founder and chairman for Norwegian Linux Community, Norway's largest LUG
  • Leader of Linux Crew at The Gathering 1900
  • Currently translating gnome apps into Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk
  • Server Owner/Maintainer, Ypsilon Online Services
  • Channel "owner", #Linux.no, UnderNet
  • CEO, Linux Løsninger
  • Chief Editor, Hardware Norge Linux-seksjonen

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Hmm, I've neglected avgogato again, it seems. But here's the latest catch-up on what's happened lately:

ALL WEEKEND Telenor Bedrift (or Nett?) screwed up my phone lines so that I were disconnected regularly from whatever (ISP, phone calls, etc). And they said ISDN would work better... And I also got a not that good bill from them. Yikes.

Went to Gardemoen (Oslo International Airport) yesterday to pick up X-Virge (aka julian on advogato). I drove at 06:00 (6 am), picked up BeeWarlock in Tønsberg and drove... we thought that were late (the plane was to land 08:30), so we drove in 140 (the speed limit was 90). The plane was 10 minutes late, and it took 40 minutes extra for them to get their luggage and walk to the exit (it was of course the gate furthest away from the terminal).

Julian was tired... very tired, and everything in Oslo was closed (sunday). Very closed. And it started raining. Great? hehe :-)

Yikes, it seems that I've been too busy to post here lately. Lots of things happening on the linux front and on my computer front :-)

Since the last time, I've bought a car, a new cell phone (the previous one didn't like cola/coke/whatever). Have also bought myself a new main workstation (the other one is secondary now...(=gathering dust)).

Dual 500Celeron, 256 megs of RAM, matrox g400 max 32m dual head, 12x cd-burner (scsi), 4x cd-burner (scsi), 32x cd-rom... I love Tor! (thor in .uk/.us)

It seems that The Gathering is moving ever closer, because suddenly lots of companies like Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc come with lots of fun parcels (us: packages) on my front door. Today I hurt my back carrying a large box with 2000 redhat CDs in it. Ouch.

It seems that I have forgotten to post any diary entries for almost a week. In other words: a week with lots of things happening. LOTS of things.

Passed my practical driving exam though...and you US-people: no, it isn't as easy as your is...the norwegian one is HARD (well, to some degree at least). As usual, the picture on the license is terrible. Doesn't have my email address on it... damn. When will governments learn that email is IMPORTANT for verification? ;-)

Have also been testing a lot with RAM, HDs, etc... the prices have increased so much that it's close to DOUBLE the price one week ago. I got hold of some of the last shipments of RAM luckily. Didn't know that it was this fun to have 256 and 384megs....no more swap! The kernel (2.3.31) found it without me typing in the exact number too. Not bad at all.

Been looking around for a car, but not that much since there is only 24 hours per day... (ey, God! how about increasing that number so that we can get some real work done?). 3 chassis fans in one computer can...well...be VERY noisy. I think this is the first time I haveto shutdown aganemnon to get some sleep. Well, my HDs won't melt again though.

TG in not so many days now....weee.....

It seems that I'm finding ISDN more and more preferrable. lots of fun with isdnctrl! :-)

Trying to get familiar with docbook (part of SGMLtools) in order to write neat documentation for LiLo. It seems quite nice indeed.

Not much else happening today. Did some graphics as usual, watched 4 star trek movies on DVD, etc. Livid is quite nice nowadays, working almost perfectly for me :-)

Gimp 1.1.18 works great (out of helix-gnome update). Too bad that the helix update screwed up my gnome-pilot and gnomecal though. Wellwell, it WAS development....but it should work :-)

Lots of things happening both today and yesterday. Let's start with yesterday (friday)....

First of all, I was kinda stressed. Switching between phonecalls with Telenor Bedrift that transfered me to Telenor Privat that transfered me back to Telenor Bedrift that finally transferred me to Telenor Multicom. Telenor Multicom asked me to call Telenor Installasjon, and in the end of the day, when I came home from school (yes, I was in school trying to do this), I saw a nice white "Telenor NT1" box in the "server room".

However, I didn't come home before about 20:00 in the evening. What did I do in the meantime? If you call waiting for a guy to show up so that you can hold the month's admin-meeting amongst LiLo developers, I had a great time. Reading the same posts on slashdot about 4 hours really gets to you. Oh yes, the guy didn't show up...hmm...transport problem. Why can't he move to a more central place or get that damned ISDN-line of his actually working so that we could have on-line meetings? argh....c++-people! ;-)

When I got home, the only thing I managed to do was to send off the seating arrangements for the #linux.no row at The Gathering 1900 and jump into bed. No time exploring ISDN possibilities today....

Saturday started great, with no ISDN working. Telenor Bedrift transferred me to Telenor Multicom that told me that the line WAS working (haven't gotten that ISDN phone from Ascom yet). Finally I got to know that maybe I should put the ISDN card from pluto (which will soon be taken to one of the LiLo developers) into aganemnon. After all, the ISDN card in pluto DID work perfectly, and it didn't need any setup in isapnp. Perfect...well...not exactly.

Everything ended with that I had to download the 2.2.14 kernel over a 28.8 modem (thank God for that extra analogue line). And after a reboot, the isdn card driver loaded. But...that doesn't mean that everything is perfect, of course. Now isdn4k-utils didn't work... after a couple of hours fighting libraries and not finding /dev/isdnctrl which DID exist, I downloaded the latest CVS version. Of course, I couldn't use the old scripts which are used on pluto since it's a newer version. Another two hours changing scripts, and I'm online. With ISDN. Great? :-)

Now it's time to explore those endless (well...) possibilities of fax and voice (vbox) via ISDN.

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