Well, got some good responses so far to my article, and hopefully something good will come of it. The more I play with this stuff, the more I like it.
Still can't get xvl to work for me. Solved one problem by hardcoding the directory and now it's got a memory allocation problem or something.
Decided to try installing a wiki. Nothing was packaged for Debian (huh?) with the exception of zope-wiki which is far overkill, so I grabbed the PHPWiki snapshot tarball and after some mysql wrangling (wrong table names), it installed like a charm. rybolov's usually the mysql/php guy but I can handle it enough to at least figure stuff out and make it work. PHPwiki is very nice, much prettier by default than other wikis...
With more of my friends (naturedarren, Kyrgan) joining, I might just find the discipline to diary more often... we'll see.
Life has been so busy lately, it's nice to be taking it easier. Leaving a job and entering the marketplace isn't fun, but so far so good. Ask me again in a few months.
Our local Linux user group, EUGLUG has been wrestling with finding new places to meet having both outgrown the old and business changes where we meeting. After weighing all the options, I decided a hiatus for the summer makes the most sense. Meeting every week on Thursdays and once a month on Saturdays has taken its toll, and a break is a good thing, so we can coordinate something with the other Oregon LUGs as well as find new digs. It was pretty funny how many regulars reacted to the news with "Well, now what will I do with my Thursday nights?" Still haven't posted the news to the mailing list, I'll go do that.
Tivoed: too many to count - with my new 60 gig HD addition, the number of movies waiting to be watched is just perfect, I can pick and choose from about 7 or 8 at once...plus all of the good shows I season pass, both new shows and good stuff i missed the first time round.
At the moment: Pups - spoiled kids rob a bank. Thumbs down.
looking forward to
Jay and Silent Bob - Kevin Smith is a god.
Annual fireworks party at my place