7 May 2004 brg   » (Journeyer)

What can I say about myself in terms of a status update... well, I've learned SmallTalk. It's a nice piece of engineering. I don't plan to use it for anything. On the other hand, I've also learned wxWindows, and I am actively using it for real work. My work on vmips is creeping along at a glacial pace due to my "real work" workload; my to-do list, as always, can be viewed on the web. But here's something I've wanted to rant about:

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In praise of Debian stable

Don't listen to those who say that Debian doesn't need to make stable releases. I think there is a vast "silent majority" of people like me out there who run Debian stable machines and spend most of our time not worrying about them. That's the key point: Debian stable actually lets me reduce the amount of time that I spend babysitting my computers. I think that's awesome. So, to all the people out there who are Debian developers and have worked hard to squash bugs in your packages before a release, to make the system more, well, "stable" -- you know who you are -- I just wanted to say, thanks! I appreciate it.

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