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[Originally posted in my real blog]

Planet SuSE is one year old on Saturday,and so I'm issuing another call to the SuSE community to get blogging, and contact me to swell its feed listing. Over the last year, the planet has grown,but there must be more. So, do you work for Novell::SuSE? Do you build packages for it? Do you provide some sort of service or support around SuSE based products? I want to hear from you.

Happy New Year Advogato!

Real Blog

Bored, so testing gnome-blog

20 Jul 2004 (updated 20 Jul 2004 at 15:34 UTC) »

Advogato back
I miss it when it goes down
Don't do it again

I will eat curry
Garlic naan bread, poppadoms
And drink ale tonight

usr local bin
Will be retired this summer
Thanks for all the fish

louie: Sorry to read that things have gotten on top of you. Really hope the your time out helps. be encouraged though that you've inspired a lot of people with your commitment to GNOME, to good bug-squashing work, and to Free Software in general, myself included.

Catch up for Advo readers, my full blog for the last few months is of course at swamprat.

  • Been selected for training for ordination within the Church of England, handed in my notice at Pinnacle yesterday, trying to sort out hosting for usr local bin and my personal site now
  • Car insurance paid out more than the outstanding finance!
  • Building GNOME 2.7.x packages for usr local bin
  • Going to see Fahrenheit 9/11 tonight

Did I already mention that I'm going to see Kill Bill tonight? :)

After work yesterday, I was heading towards Hitchin, where I was supposed to be meeting with a retired priest to talk about some theological stuff. En route on the A1, just out of Borehamwood, I was involved in a Road Traffic Accident, first time in my life (either as the driver, or a passenger).

I was driving at about 60 in the left hand lane, observed that the van ahead was going a lot slower than I was, so checked my mirror & blind spot in order to overtake. When I looked forward again, I realised the van was a) stationary and b) just about right in front of me. I applied the brakes, but the road was wet, and I skidded, glancing the rear-right of it with the front-left of my car.

Thankfully I wasn't badly hurt, just a slight pain in my side, which has pretty well passed by this morning, but I was rather shaken by it. Now waiting to see what happens with the insurance. Hoping that it's going to be repairable, because of the finance on the car, if it's written off, I could end up out of pocket.

The police who attended the scene (from Hatfield station, in Hertfordshire) were very professional, did their job with the utmost consideration for the people involved, and I cannot commend them enough.

BT engineer is coming tomorrow, hopefully, I might have a phone service, and more importantly DSL back by the end of the day. I dread to think how much mail is queued for the various domains that swamprat deals with.

Kill Bill tonight, nearly three hours of Uma Thurman kicking ass should help me unwind, and take my mind off the accident for a bit.

It's a very strange thing. Once I'd left Chez Dave on Saturday night, his DSL stopped working under Linux. now, I suspect it might be related to the kernel update that APT sucked down for him, but I'll check it out on Wednesday ahead of cell group.

One thing I didn't mention on Saturday, because I was hoping to have photos for the gallery was the fact that I've had a haircut. The ponytail has gone, it is no more. It's been replaced with a rather nice short hair do which apparently makes me look "younger and slimmer" (not my words, nor those of the hairdresser). The photos should be in the gallery tomorrow - I forgot to bring my USB lead for the camera with me to work today, so in the meantime, here's one I took with my webcam (the online version of which is offline along with the DSL). Compare with what it looked like beforehand.

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