16 Apr 2002 djm   » (Master)

Home: My fiancee and I bought our first home - a very scary and exciting prospect. Making the place a satisfying home will take a lot of my energy over a prolonged time. there is much to be done, starting with toilet in the back yard...

OpenSSH: I haven't had a chance to work much on OpenSSH for nearly two months now :( Meanwhile Markus & Niels have implemented something excellent which will make future OpenSSH versions much more resistant to attack. Making this work in the portable version is a bit more tricky, mainly because PAM is such a dog.

SSSCA: I look on with amazement and horror as the USA slides towards a corporate-police state. It boggles the mind that a country with such an inspired consitution is so corrupted by shortsighted greed. Even more amazing is the fact that most of the population seems too numb and apathetic to do anything about it. (Not that I expect the citizens of .au to be any better when our time comes). The greatest trick that political manipulators have pulled over the public is to convince them that politics is irrelevant and boring.

PERL: I have started liking Perl again. This has been due to exposure to a cow-orker who is much better at it than I and the discovery of The Template Toolkit. My standing objection is that Perl is still way to easy to write horrid code with. (Un)fortunately, Perl is so damned convienient. Are there any strongly-typed scripting languages?

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