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amars: hey, no problem. I dont feel insulted or anything, and I am thankful for your both advice. I have looked a bit deeper in the code, and already found a problem :)

Reading the code realy makes me wonder why it works at all :)

Anyway... I don't agree that it is a bad thing if technical iliterate people would like to wave a community. Of course if they are only attracted by the name or fancy graphics it is bad.

To get ontopic again, I think a lot of open source projects are only attrackting crowd cause of a cool name, a good web site, nifty screenshots or a funny project leader.

Well, and some of them, because they are actually good :)

22 Jan 2002 (updated 22 Jan 2002 at 00:22 UTC) »

happy b-day to me. If you wonder how I have celebrated, I listen to two talks at the local (Karlsruhe, Germany) SAGE meeting. We had a talk on Unix+Smartcards and Windows+CLI.

deekayen, amars: well, actually there are a few things to consider: first of all, you are right, PHPNuke's security could be improved. On the other hand, I do not have writeable files on my account. The system is (at least compared to slash) realy hogging the database, but it works for me now. Actually sometimes I have kind of Windows user attitude. I want something done, easy :)

Well, anyway. Choosing between PostNuke and PHPNuke is not a matter of easy comparing personal tastes or icon dsign. I managed to get up slashcode, pslash and PHP-Nuke. Maybe I get some experience with postnuke, too. And I contribute to all of them, thats what a Journeyer is for :)

Discussion on eckes.org (still PHP-Nuke)

Yeah!

I finally managed to do something usefull (well, at least I think it is) with my private eckes.org domain. It was a birthday present (2000-01-21) by mela, my wife. And now -2 years later- that I am about to become 30, I have my own private Web Portal.

It is based on PHP-Nuke, which I truly can recommend. Easy to set up and with a lot of features. I was even able to set this up on a hosted account.

So, If you care about my oppinion, you can find them there :)

eckes.org: Opinions of a Geek

I think I will use this, as a Backend for Freefire, since the Forum and Link Management looks promising. On the other hand, this will require some work to get the Look and Feel the way I like it for the Project.

Well,
I thought about getting some new things done, so some of me Debian Packages should find a new and better Maintainer. The Package which deserves some more work is the Jabber Server. I hand it over to Michel Onstein.

10 Dec 2000 (updated 13 Jan 2002 at 06:18 UTC) »

It is fun to work with Packages which use GNU's configure. (Actually I see this from the Standpoint of a Debian Package Maintainer, not from the Standpoint of a programmer).

Therefore it is no fun to package software like the 1.2 Jabber Server which has a home grown configure script. I wish it didnt, but since i am not used to build configure systems i will have to let somebody else to the dirty work.

Meanwhile you can find my package of the Jabber Daemon in Debian, where also a Patch is present which solve some of the more nast problems of the old configure script :)

Jabber.html

In case you wonder what Jabber is, it is a open source instant mesenger system and will be quite cool :).

Ah! and another short link: in case you always wondered how FTP works and why it is so firewal unfriendly have a look at my new Freefire Article "FTP by Example". I know it has some broken Links, I'm just curious if you think it is readable and helpful. And I hope you like the new Layout. (Not completely finished I need to make the pagesize more dynamic).

Greetings,

just wanted to let every body know that i am now present on Advogato. Let me introduce myself quickly:

Bernd Eckenfels, Debian Maintainer, Linux net-tools Co-Maintainer, Project Leader of the Freefire Project and minor Linux hacker. Currently i'm using IPv6 a bit to test the net-tools for that.

Oh yes, I'm married to Mela and a IRC addict.

Try to reach me on IRC (eckes@IRCNet, eckes@irc.debian.org) or on Jabber Open Source Instant Messaging (ecki@jabber.org) .

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