Older blog entries for jaldhar (starting at number 1)

Hooray! I managed to get back into my account. Actually I found a backup of the cookie, I still don't remember what the passphrase is. I must remember to ask raph if it can be retrieved/reset.

So in the meantime what have I been up to? Well I've given away some of my minor Debian packages. I'm not dropping out of Debian altogether, I just want to concentrate on some more original work rather than just packaging other peoples stuff. Unfortunately it looks like webmin/usermin will have to go too but I want to do the decent thing and fix it up before dropping them. The woody package still hasn't been updated despite the number of bugs fixed in -9. The sid packages have some open bugs including one critical one. When that's done I'll put them up for adoption.

Debian has a new sourceforge type site. I've moved the CVS for my "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux" flyer (some propoganda suitable for tradeshows etc.) there. documentation is one of the areas I want to concentrate on now.

As usual, my candidate for Debian Project Leader didn't win. Usually I vote for Branden but this time I split my first choice vote between him and bdale. So of course Martin Michelmayr won. Still he is a good guy and hopefully will give Debian the shakeup it needs.

Thanks to those people who certified me. rkrishnan and walters I recognize from debian but forgive me lypanov and dtucker how do I know you? I'd like to certify you back but I understand it would mess up the trust metric to give certs to people you don't know (or more likely can't remember because you have a memory like a sieve.)

27 Feb 2003 (updated 27 Feb 2003 at 04:27 UTC) »

So I finally got around to creating an Advogato account yesterday. I don't know what took me so long, I've been lurking here for years. Of course I promptly forgot my pass phrase. Is there any way to reset it?

Oh and please certify me. I desperately crave your validation. :)

Debian is going through one of its periodic bouts of hand-wringing. I've made some proposals. Let's see if they stir up any discussion.

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