Older blog entries for jcheek (starting at number 3)

Redmond Linux
put together a roadmap and schedule, and have started work on the web site. If all goes well, i should be ready to publicly announce the project next week. i still want to find an open-source test case management tool. anyone know of one? something that will track who ran what test when, on what build, and what the results were, preferrably integrated with bugzilla.

Car Shopping
we have a two-door '92 plymouth sundance and hauling two kids around in it is getting old. we're looking for a nice used vehicle with leg room and four doors for $13K. anyone have some ideas? please let me know.

Living in Seattle
I love Seattle but i am starting to feel a little removed from the other hackers in the free software community. especially all the code warriors at linuxcare, they all live somewhere else. If anyone gets to Seattle and wants to meet a particular free software coder [ie, me], drop me a line.

DNS LOC info
just bounced across DNS LOC which tells you how to publish your location data in your dns and then allows you to view a map of it. it also tells you how to find your latitude and longitude for the records. i published for cheek.com and redmondlinux.org, although redmondlinux doesn't seem to have propagated yet.

Redmond Linux
just got the bugzilla page up and have already entered some bugs. i've decided to call the first version Amethyst for no particular reason.

well we've announced a major shift in our strategy. basically we're rewriting the back end again. expect something tangible from us someday...

Redmond Linux
finally got redmondlinux.org registered, woohoo! soon i'll get a web site up 8-). proof of concepts went extremely well. i think i will be able to do everything i want to with it. hacking caldera's kernel SRPM, though, is not pretty.

just found out about va linux's sourceforge compile farm. what a cool idea. hopefully they'll put caldera 2.4 on it soon, that way i can build redmond linux on it. right now i'm building it on my home PII-350/128M/15G IDE system; the kernel RPM's take an hour to compile.

my computer, my girlfriend
my wife has started calling my computer my girlfriend cuz i spend so much time on it. gotta start paying attention to her more...

top-secret meeting tomorrow about the new direction of linuxkb.org. hopefully some good stuff comes out of it.

my daughters
my wife put up some new pictures of our daughters online. rachel is 15 months and susan is 2 months. take a gander.

thanks for the certs folks. btw, i notice that editing my notes entries for my id adds extra spaces in the text. after a while i get gargantuan amounts of spaces in between words. ok, actually i'm only up to four, but that's three more than i wanted.

seattle weather
highs in the 50's/low 60's [F] today. what's up with that? isn't it almost june? i wore my coat today.

life is good. i'm healthy, happy, and in love, and that's a wonderful way to be.

heh wow, i've been keeping a journal in my .project file on cheek.com [finger joseph@cheek.com], now that this is here i can take the "finger me" out of my .sig 8-).

made build 2 of redmond linux today. build 1 was the first proof of concept, to see if i could reverse engineer caldera's installer's rpm config files and get an installable product. success! build 2, today, is the second proof of concept; can i get an installable product with the lizard source from their cvs server? i've got build 2 on cd now, will install tomorrow and see.

assuming all goes well, the final POC [in build 3] will be whether i can get my own RPM's to install instead of caldera's. if so then redmond linux will be in full swing!

afaik no-one has made a distro based on caldera, it's about time someone does. fyi caldera keeps their build process proprietary, as in it's a trade secret, i emailed and even talked with them on the phone. so that's why the reverse engineering. just don't tell the feds on me.

as soon as i finish the POC's and get situated with a new domain i will officially announce redmond linux. fun fun fun.

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