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Back on Advogato after a long hiatus. I had some trouble getting back in as I couldn't remember nor find my password, and Advogato does not seem to have an "I lost my password" button anywhere! I finally found an old cookie jar with an Advogato cookie in it (yum, tasty) and slapped it into my current cookie jar, which didn't help either until I realised that it was an cookie and I kept trying to log onto Doh.


So much has happened since my last diary entry that I won't even bother trying to tell it all. Highlights:

  • Still engaged to the same girl
  • Still a FreeBSD hacker (more than ever!)
  • No longer at Yes Interactive - Eivind, Delta and I started out own company, ThinkSec, with a little help from our friends.
  • Moved to a larger flat, which is slowly filling up with computers
  • Surrendered my soul to two dev^H^H^Hcats.

That's all for today, folks.

15 Apr 2000 (updated 13 Feb 2001 at 08:19 UTC) »

Oh, and yeah, she's a Linux user. But she did buy me a fluffy FreeBSD daemon for my birthday.

I got engaged yesterday. Well, actually I got engaged two weeks ago, but we didn't exchange rings until last night. I was expecting to be hassled about it at work, but nope - nobody commented - I don't think anybody even noticed! And here I expected them to be all over me... major anticlimax. I'm slightly miffed. Hmpfs.

Oh well.

There's been a lot of noise over Advogato's trust metric lately. As others have pointed out, it would seem that people certify other people more on the basis of their personal opinion of that person than on the basis of their opinion of that person's work. To me, this clearly indicates that we need a dual trust metric, where you rate people according to their work and their behaviour on Advogato. So you can, say, certify phk as a Master for his contribution to FreeBSD even if you think he's a Dimwit to write articles like this.

[A clarification to the above: it's just an example. Though phk and I may have our differences, I don't think he's a dimwit; he's just in love, and I can sympathise with that :-) ]

Regarding certification

I see a bunch of people, including some I don't even know, have certified me as Master. Please don't. If you don't understand why not, re-read the definition of a Master in Advogato's Certification overview (you did read it before you started certifying people left and right, didn't you?)

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