23 Nov 2002
(updated 23 Nov 2002 at 10:55 UTC) »
In my previous job I was working with Windows, firstly as a developer, then as a sysadmin guy.
During that time I spent a long, long, time setting up my Windows machine with ports of lots of GNU(ish) Software - things like Emacs, Perl, less, gcc, etc.
The result of this was the following website:
In all honest this site has lapsed badly being mostly untouched since I've been in my current job - where I run Debian upon my desktop machine.
Today or tommorow that site will cease to be at it's current location. I can't justify spending ~200 UKP a year for the hosting package, so I'm moving it and taking the time to update it and prune it a little.
If anybody has any interesting pointers they like included, or added drop me a line..
By a strange coincidence around the time I setup that site I was writing Emacs lisp on a daily basis. One small package I wrote, for showing documentation for Perl functions with emacs buffers actually seemed to be widely used.
Today I received a bug report from somebody who'd placed this .el file into a Debian package, eery to get that mail on the same day as the website notification.
I don't remember giving permission for it's inclusion, but I'm happy that more people are using it than I previously thought - especially now that I'm a Debian developer myself.
The Debian auditing project continues to slowly grind forward. Unfortunately it looks like some of my most recent bug reports have been sloppy - broken diffs, and bad descriptions.
I will try harder in the future to do a good job of reporting problems. Because I do consider it a worthwhile job.
Right now I'm looking at a really cool program I've not heard of before 'most' - like 'less' or 'more' but with the added advantage of allowing you to split windows. Very nice. I may start using it now that I've discovered it.
It's not setuid/setgid but it does have a couple of bits of sloppy coding - I'll report this today when I've had time to test my patches properly, and write a good report.