23 Jul 2002 edd   » (Master)

Again, been off in the wilds when I should have been updating my diary here. So, some updates:


I've passed all the tests required of a new maintainer in Debian. I'm now sitting in the queue awaiting DAM approval, this could take a month or more. Soon hopefully I'll be a fully-fledged Debian developer. This should mean that the state of Bluetooth support in Debian improves. Meanwhile I'll keep bugging thom to upload my packages...

Semantic Web

I've created a new bot, FOAFbot, that acts as a "community support agent." It spiders people's FOAF files and answers questions on an IRC channel about them. It's based on top of dajobe's redland toolkit. Talking of which, it's nice to see dajobe land here.


Troubled with news of Palladium and my Intel dependency, I've decided to make a shift to PowerPC processors. The first step in this direction is to snap up a G3 300 from eBay which should be arriving soon. I'll be making a gradual progression to non-Intel dependency as funds allow.

One benefit of running PPC Debian is that a lot of non-free stuff just isn't available, it really helps you transition to 100% free software.

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