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Name: Gerald Oskoboiny
Member since: 1999-11-25 11:38:29
Last Login: 2011-03-28 14:17:03

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I work for W3C from home in Ottawa, Canada, as a sysadmin and web tools hacker.

Open source stuff I have worked on include the W3C HTML Validation Service, some searchable news/mail archive software, and misc smaller projects.

I generally try to certify only those that I have interacted with personally somehow, not complete strangers. (there are a couple on my list that don't fit this criteria, oops)


Recent blog entries by ger

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24 Oct 2001 (updated 25 Oct 2001 at 02:47 UTC) »

Tonight I wrote an LPI Level 2 beta exam supervised by dyork; I agree, it was pretty tough. :)

I wrote down some thoughts about the exam; my general impression was quite positive.

Oh... apparently my use of "wrote" above is a Canadian thing; I didn't help author the test, I just took it. Sorry aboot that.

I implemented whitelist-based spam filtering using procmail. Woohoo, no more spam in my inbox, ever!

The "edit this page" bookmarklet thing I wrote last week continues to be extremely useful.

13 Dec 2000 (updated 13 Dec 2000 at 20:21 UTC) »

A couple days ago I made a bookmarklet that adds an "Edit this page" button to my browser toolbar. When clicked, it causes Netscape to spawn an xterm with vi on the corresponding document in my local cvs checkout space, then does a cvs commit afterwards. (and the cvs commit causes the file to be automatically checked out on my remote web site)

It's really useful! Now when I see something I want to change while surfing around my site, I click "Edit this page" and within 1-2 seconds I am in vi editing the right file.

See details/code.

Sourcexchange seems pretty cool; I submitted a proposal a while back, but it didn't get picked up because my choice of implementation language was too different from what they wanted.

The other day I hacked on HURL a tiny bit: added support for References: and In-Reply-To: headers. Here's a sample.

I generally use a mailing list for diary-type stuff, so updates here will probably be infrequent...


ger certified others as follows:

  • ger certified scandal as Master
  • ger certified raph as Master
  • ger certified DV as Master
  • ger certified connolly as Journeyer
  • ger certified jenglish as Journeyer
  • ger certified jwz as Master
  • ger certified ping as Journeyer
  • ger certified alan as Master
  • ger certified dcm as Master
  • ger certified blizzard as Master
  • ger certified shaver as Master
  • ger certified jg as Master
  • ger certified mnot as Journeyer
  • ger certified dwiner as Apprentice
  • ger certified aaronsw as Apprentice
  • ger certified rms as Master
  • ger certified Ankh as Master
  • ger certified BrucePerens as Master

Others have certified ger as follows:

  • cannam certified ger as Journeyer
  • ping certified ger as Journeyer
  • jenglish certified ger as Journeyer
  • DV certified ger as Journeyer
  • link certified ger as Journeyer
  • dneighbors certified ger as Journeyer
  • aaronsw certified ger as Journeyer
  • dyork certified ger as Journeyer
  • connolly certified ger as Journeyer
  • Ankh certified ger as Journeyer
  • sqlguru certified ger as Journeyer
  • jnewbigin certified ger as Journeyer
  • adulau certified ger as Master
  • liammcfarland certified ger as Master

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