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21 Dec 2000 (updated 21 Dec 2000 at 22:42 UTC) »

The world is good again ... I guess. My T1 is back up and I am live and kicking on the 'net as soon as the DNS updates are through.

21 Dec 2000 (updated 21 Dec 2000 at 03:01 UTC) »

Three frigging hoorays. The T1 is back up and DNS updates are on their way. Looks like I'm back on the 'net.

mbp:
Sorry to have to object :). Suppose you'd want to use a Wiki as some kind of "Global Brain" and carry information that is not necessarily pleasant to everyone mentioned. Of course the argument that true information will always reoccur and survive while lies will die out, is a valid one, but still in some scenario this might evolve into an arms race between deletition and repost-bots (just think Usenet) and the fact that it hasn't happened yet is no proff that it won't some day.
From Usenet I've learned that the "save than sorry"-doctrine is not necessarily wrong. In an ideal scenario a Wiki would allow for core information to be protected but the surrounding data being editeable for everyone, IMHO.
Just my $0.02.
12 Dec 2000 (updated 12 Dec 2000 at 17:46 UTC) »

The new week starts promising. First of all I finally got my office. As space is scarce around here and we're growing exponentially every month I thought I'd never get one - but there must be benefits of being a Suit.

Darryll delivered the latest Beta-Code for the Firewall stuff tonight and I just had this fragged up idea of making the firewall processes Python scripteable. So I dug out Pythons pythonembed-docu and started playing. As a result the forwarding code is broken again but I can script logging and log actions in Python now as well as define non- static rules and failover with them.

Ran the same tests I ran last month again. PIX and Sonicwall again bet the living crap out of my code, even though I removed expensive logging for speeds sake. 120 Megs per second are the maximum the IDS can handle and the Firewall module starts dropping at 340M/s. I need to work on this, sigh.

Sleep is good now!

9 Dec 2000 (updated 9 Dec 2000 at 03:30 UTC) »

Hard week is over. Especially the Feds cracked me up all the week, they definitely have a clue about security and incident analysis now, but they're soooo buzword prone. Well, came back home and moved preacher, my new machine, under the stairs just to find out that PacBelkl has fucked up again and the T1 is down.

Zope.Org has accepted my first few patches, I'm kinda proud :)

Got myself an Epson Stylus 2500 pro Color Printer/Scanner/Copier. Nice machine and works perfectly with FreeBSDs uprinter and uscanner devices - unfortunately most of the high level functions are not accesible yet - maybe I should start diving into the depths of USB protocols and write something myself.

Long time no write :). Finally all my INS paperwork is thru' and I got new glasses. We also moved in a new house without real internet access (I got a Ricochet modem but it seems to have serious issues with FreeBSD even though I heard a lot of people talk about using it with theit 5.0- CURRENT boxen.

Workwise a lot has changed also, but that is a completely different story, it should be sufficient to point out my title above has changed a bit and development has moved over to more embedded stuff.

SiteFoundation suffered big time over the past weeks and, honestly, I am not sure if I'll pick it back up again. I moved most of my websites over to a Zope/ZServer-Server and am currently obsessed with ZClasses (that will wear off, I know that much :).

Woke up with a friggin headache and my back hurting like shit. Sat down to work on foundation and decided to not do anything but watch all 6 DVDs od SPAWN instead. McFarlane rocks.

INS

They got all the paperwork now, let's wait and see what will happen next. Two possible scenarios: I get a real work permit or they throw me outta the country for good, the latter possibility not really improving my mood, though.
Coding
Demanding Bastards at work :). Just delivered over 1000 Lines of code to fix some minor problems and they want me to friggin document that shit. Told 'em where to shove it and continued watching SPAWN.
Usenet
Five more days left as Spokesman of the german hierarchy de.ALL. Guess it was a good time but, well, Usenet almost went the way Linux or Gothic Bars did, too much morons, too less understanding of the basics and the technology under the hood, no longer my world.
Bought some books I'm gonna read in the next few weeks to keep me entertained, mostly OS design and filesystem design which hopefully will make me a better human after reading and understanding it :)

Labour Day. Having a party, of course and expecting lots and lots people over. Throwing a bomb onto our house would surely stop a few ISPs and EFNet from running.
(If you read this, have no clue where to go today and want to have a BBQ in San Jose, give me a ring: 408-593-1971)

foundation

Released 0.4a of foundation today after accidentally releasing 0.4 with broken and buggy code later last night.
31 Aug 2000 (updated 8 May 2003 at 09:00 UTC) »
Cord, Cord... mediaways? AOL and Compuserve slave? Well everyone to his own likings but, hey, why not take a job at a cool company?

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