Recent blog entries for robk

6 Jan 2003 (updated 6 Jan 2003 at 04:30 UTC) »

Happy new year and all that.

In other news, those using (or considering using) the AMANDA backup suite might be interested in hanging out in the #amanda channel on I've made a start on a FAQ for the channel, feel free to give us some suggestion.

Mad propz to bradm for his help!

Oh yeah, buy Red Hat Advanced Server and keep me in beer.

Still not dead.

I'm a murderer.

Today I felt I had to certify someone, and not because of the contribution they've made to free software and its community. This is not a nice feeling at all. It would be nice to not care about issues like this, so I wouldn't feel compelled to make such a noxious little statement, but that's the price of having free will in a way.


In other news, the weather continues clement. In fact, the weather continues to be stinking bloody clement, most unseasonally so for Brisbane. 38C this Saturday, wah!

Project idea - hack so it produces RPM targets. Instantly, the hell of installing packages like RT2 and mangling your native Red Hat install (via chewing up the Perl RPMs) goes away (yes, I know debian can do this in a couple of ways). Come, my friends, let us ride once more into the breach, and &c!

Oh yeah, and let love rule.

21 Dec 2001 (updated 21 Dec 2001 at 04:48 UTC) »

See my entry for Aug 9.

Had some afternoon tea with mbp yesterday. He still won't port rsync to CP/M, though. Chiz chiz.

lkcl - reduce the dosage. Or raise it.

Ah, well. Tuesday will do.

I've started a new job with Red Hat Asia-Pacific.


I'll talk more on Monday.

The choir decided it needed some sort of group calendar, so I hunted around and found phpGroupWare, which shows great promise as an alternative to Micros~1 Exchange.

I've found myself getting involved in the development thereof - so far, at least, by breaking it and finding bugs. It's been a fascinating experience watching the project develop and grow, from the inside, so to speak. I've suggested an idea or two which have been incorporated, which is gratifying, and I'm actually coming up to speed on the code. Actual code! Aiiieeee!

Work, such as it is, continues at the Cthonic ISP with the soul-searing, non-Euclidean machine room.

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