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goingware: 250/2.2=113.6363636 kilos. you should not feel bad I am 297/2.2=135 kilos myself, though I've begun a serious routine to change the distribution by reducing body fat percentage... weights and cycling all winter for me...

about mirwin

what's the big deal? so the guy is a pedant... who cares... those folks can be fun... i used to play bridge with one all the time... matters were made worse by the fact that he was a scot and had a very exacting clip to his brogue. as to the length of his diary missives, perhaps the point that they're his is being missed somehow... surely he has the right to write whatever he feels like writing in his own diary entries?

folks could bitch about my lack of capitalization as well... i don't care... if you don't like it don't read it... no worries... it is my diary after all... perhaps we can all agree to do what we can to free dima and leave off the bitching about what we write in our diaries?

san fran: the show

i hadn't been to a show for a while. i had to go 'cause we were having an lpi advisory council meeting and it seems important for lpi's president to be there. i got to see dyork again and that's always a pleasure. he's the earthiest politician i know :-) and has been a steadfast fellow for the 3+ years i've known him!

i spent a lot of show time promoting lpi to international folks... china, taiwan, hong kong, korea in specific. hopefully with a little follow-up we will see some growth there.

today i made some middle and near east connections for lpi... hopefully those will bear fruit as well.


plan is nearing completion... having big fun now...


hopefully, internal conflicts will resolve soon... sheesh!


hopefully the fruit will be on that tree for the picking this week. we shall see... hmmmmm...

** free dmitry **

havin' big fun now... some folks have written in about our anti-Coble stuff at MoonGroup.com... i hope that sometime soon he regrets having ever sponsored that damn bill... i sent some info out to the NC Libertarian Party this morning... hopefully we'll be able to garner more support for our next "geektivist" event at the federal courthouse...

mexican project

picked up my tickets today... the presentation preparation proceeds as planned... it's a lot of work but hopefully it will be worth it.


dan: chill master barlow... so far as I can see nobody here is trying to tell you what you may or may not include in your diary... why be concerned about what other people are putting in theirs?

tired... just plain tired... gotta sleep....


Code Red Contest

Home Office Firewall
[root@gateway junkbuster]# grep -c default.ida /var/log/httpd/access_log

MoonGroup.com Primary Web Server
root@varmint:/root -> grep -c default.ida /var/log/httpd/access_log

MoonGroup.com Secondary Web Server
root@server:/root -> grep -c default.ida /var/log/httpd/access_log

LPI Web Server
[root@new /root]# grep -c default.ida /var/log/httpd/access_log

What an fscking waste of time...

This just in from the EFF:

We have just learned that the bail hearing for Dmitry Sklyarov will be held on Monday, August 6th at 11am at the San Jose Federal Building, in front of either Magistrate Judge Trumbull or Infante.

EFF is organizing both protests in front of the courthouse and a "dress-up day," which means that if you are planning on sitting in on the hearing, you should dress up (no t-shirts!) and show proper respect for the court.

More information will follow. We are short-staffed this week, so volunteers are welcome!

Katie Lucas
Executive Assistant
Electronic Frontier Foundation
415-436-9333 x104

Hopefully they will let the poor guy out of jail... flight risk my arse... they can simply hold his passport and he won't be going anywhere... not that I think he should be held for anything at all... IMHO he's committed no crime and should be simply let go... One can only hope.

busy, busy, busy... i despise incompetent real estate and rental agents (and no i will not hang any meat on the bones of that complaint...) miserable damn day...

i'm looking forward to august though... oh yeah... it's august already... :-) i'm going to mexico city on the 19th... and then Linuxworld on the 27th... should get to visit with dyork again... fun, fun, fun...

i thought that the "secret project" was dead but now it looks like it's alive again... ~sigh... the worm doth turn...

dmitry is still in jail :-(

dsifry: thanx for the kind words. hope to run in to you sometime soon... maybe in San Fran the end of august...

jmallett: passport stuff can be found here:

PassPort services at the US Department of State

no time for more now... lot of stuff going on.

kandalf: yes you can block port 6000 from the internet and still allow it locally. I do it... a lot of people do. I don't know what you're using for your firewall but go read the source for plonk and you'll see how it's done... easy stuff! :-)
quick note

nymia: GreatBridge does postgresql solutions and support. Red Hat's database is also postgresql and they do intend to provide solutions and support.


landed a small amount of work which will suffice to get the bills paid this month... hopefully that trend will continue...


i saw this article on byte.com and decided to give festival another try... a couple of years ago i could not get it to work but this time... well... this time i got my mind blown! :-) it sounds cool reading this manifesto:

I will promote the use of Free Software and Open Source technology where possible and plausible and where it's not I will help others discern how it may be used to interoperate with proprietary solutions. I will preserve and promote accepted standards in software and its underlying protocols. I will work to combat the universal destruction of community and creativity occuring because of the "embrace, extend, and litigate" mindset.

the dirty bird continues to kick butt... the latest cartoon highlights a very sad state of affairs...

XFce: development is really going nuts... i've moved cvs to a private host now... the troubles with sourceforge continue and frankly we don't want all of our eggs in a single basket... we've broken things up into two separate modules now... we have a stable and a devel... in just a few more days we should be off of sourceforge for everything except distribution... alan has joined the project now and that's cool... one of the things upcoming will be a gtk based terminal (without gnome-libs)... we've also got new docs written in docbook format and they are really nice... when we do the next release those new docs will be on board... the author is Jasper Huijsmans and he's done an excellent job... speaking of docbook... i found out a week ago or so that the new version of abiword will save docs in an xml based docbook format... that saved me some time on a conversion i'm doing because i lost the sgml source...

Linux Professional Institute: level 2 continues to progress... the objectives are completed and item collection is well underway... good... anyone wanting to contribute should see Kara's latest announcement for instructions


i have seen people discussing their ages here... i turned 44 on 3 July.


dyork: awesome news... big time congratulations... e-smith being acquired by mitel networks is a very good thing... it seems that more and more people are "getting it" as time passes

deven: please hush now... you've long since made your point... if it's broken they will fix it... if it's not broken continuing to complain about it will do little more than annoy

lilo: if the FL job comes through for you i will be happy... i certainly know how tough things are right now... let me know how it's going...


30 Jun 2001 (updated 30 Jun 2001 at 03:25 UTC) »

i haven't felt much like posting lately... too many things going wrong... just about nothing going right... bah!

goingware: touching entry my man! also... i know what you mean about everything you said. the article you mentioned is frustrating me today as I have a business plan which does not require an exit strategy at all because it will be profitable to run without the need of an IPO or a buyout. so here I am... opportunity in hand and because so many lusers got money for nothing... well... you know what i mean... no need to belabor the point. i will keep trying though...

in my latest pursuit of toys and eye candy i found xpenguins. they make me laugh when i don't feel like laughing and... well... they r0ck! :-)

LPI is doing great with development of Level 2. it's starting to look like we'll be ready to start testing months sooner than we anticipated! i spent several hours today cleaning up the main web page for LPI. it was a mess of tables (without enough comments to keep it all straight) but it isn't any more... :-)

XFce: doing some hacking and slashing again. the #2 kernel dude (ac) joined the dev group. turns out he's an xfce fan! we're working on a gtk terminal... should be fun! :-)

dirty bird, #12 (the power of "X") is out! awesome! :-)

that's enough

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