9 Oct 2000
(updated 9 Oct 2000 at 21:30 UTC) »
Well, I had a nice long diary entry fired up, and then
Netscape died a horrible death while I was moving my mouse
across the window. I didn't have anything else open, mind
you, it just.... died, which is odd since Netscape tends to
be really stable for me. Guess I've just been lucky. I'm
still waiting for the Mozilla nightly binary builds to
include the security manager and SSL support. After seeing
how nice the latest builds are, that's the only thing
really keeping me from using Moz on a regular basis (I
must have SSL suport for work. It's not optional).
crudman: Sent you a reply
about my BP6
problems. Sorry for the
delay, it's been a somewhat odd and confusing week.
My karma on /. has finally finished it's downward spiral to
the 50-point cap. Watching about 10 surplus points of karma
slowly burn off was amusing. The funny thing was, I lost it
*all* to metamoderation. Guess those rampant metamoderator
abusers are continuing to smash the system. It'd be nice to
see a new face on the News for Nerds scene. Something with
the slashdot style of story postings and a revamped and
improved moderation system. Yes, I know about kuro5hin.
That's not what I'm talking about/looking for.
I'm becoming... annoyed... with RedHat and SSH both. Every
time I've registered a bug in bugzilla, it's been ignored
for weeks on end (not even getting assigned to
someone), and then winds up being closed when someone else
bitches about the problem on the mailing list
without bothering to submit a bug report. And this is when
bugzilla is supposed to be the end-all, be-all, if-you-
don't-submit-it-we-won't-look-at-it thing. It's not like
I'm asking much. I'd just like them to actually assign it
to someone rather than leave it sitting there with a 'new'
Then there's SSH, which emailed this week to let me know
that they have, indeed, received my emails about the
horrendous problems with their specfile for 2.3.0, and that
rest assured, they will be looking at my submitted patches.
Really they will. Yes, they're sorry they spent several
weeks completely ignoring me. Feh.
Since I installed RH 7.0 at home, I've had a chance to play
around with openssh. It's a little friendlier than
the 'reference' ssh clients, with far, far superior ssh1
compatibility. It just has some oddities that I need to
poke at to see if it's a bug or an intentional design
thing. For example, when I log into my gateway, I su up to
root, dial into work via "wvdial &" and then log out of
root. When I go to log off the ssh connection, reference
SSH 2.3.0 closes the connection like I'd expect. OpenSSH
acts like I've left something being X-forwarded back, and
logs out my session without fully closing it. Perhaps I'll
submit it as a bug report to bugzilla tomorrow...
cdent leaving has brought back
to mind the
things I dislike about my current place at Kiva. The
positives so far continue to outweight the negatives, but
Chris' leaving has dredged them back up, and I'm still
shaking them back off again. My motivation's been shot to
heck this past weak as a result of that, and due to the
continued rudderless drifting in regards to my future with
the company. What exactly will I be doing there, now that
about 3/4's of my workload has been lifted (it went to a
newly-formed sister company the same day Chris left)?
jlf has been trying to build some
for me, for which I'm immensely grateful. The next few
months will be "interesting" to say
Wow, this was a long entry. I need to kick myself back into
gear and get back to my usual self. Being depressed sucks,
and leads to long rambling rants.
And I think I agree with squiggy. We need
a giant space rock or two to take care of things.
Days RedHat has ignored my glibc bug report: 6
Days since SSH first promised to take a look at my patches
and haven't actually done so yet:
[ "Now I whoop you
my Pimp-Ninja powers!" ]