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16 Sep 2005 (updated 16 Sep 2005 at 11:33 UTC) »

so i like advogato. it's quick, easy, and simple. not a lot of fluff which gets in the way. but now mandriva's club has a blog, and i am a mandriva employee. should i use that one out of loyalty, even though it's so much more complex?

i've posted my latest blog entry at club.mandriva.com - why should we test software as new employees?

wow, it's been a long time.

i'm down in the bay area for the first time in a year and a half, and it sure brings back memories.

wow, it's been a long time since i've posted an article here.

embedded linux
i used to think the linux distro arena was crowded... but after taking a gander at the embedded linux arena, i feel smothered. redmond linux is looking for funding, and for that we are focusing on [high level] embedded stuff... but what a crowded space!

talking open source to VC's
...VC's who see open source, specifically publishing your IP on the 'net, as a "major hole" in a business plan. what does it take to convince people with checkbooks that open source doesn't conflict with money making? i'm looking to use lots of good arguments from esr's the magic cauldron.

reusable projects
what we [i?] need is a clearing house for orphaned projects. i've got a linux kb i've been trying to dump off on someone else for a year and a half, and i can't find anyone to pick it up. i think it's got too much potential to orphan. how many other projects are in the same state? wouldn't it be great if there was a site where we could dump our old projects off, and troll for new cool things? methinks sourceforge is halfway there. or does it exist already? please let me know.

good day, bad day.

good day
Fixed the last remaining Redmond Linux Beta 1 bug and shoved it out the door. i announced it on freshmeat and already the flame mail's comin' in... but still a good day.

bad day
went in to work and found my HD crashed, gone gone gone. yes, it contained the only piece of RL work i haven't backed up. for five days. i suppose that'll teach me, but it still really sux.

family
family is begging me to come see them on vacation in a few weeks. trip will be rather expensive and liza says if we see my family we've got to see her family too. so more expense. plus for the past three years almost all our vacations have been family vacations: we fly together, we sit, we chat, we get bored, we leave. when do we get vacations to do what we want to do?

seriously considering not showing up this time.

smb authentication
so it's my turn to decide how to store netbios credentials in userland. in windows when you surf to a \\server\share your default credentials don't allow you to access, a gui dialog pops up asking you for a username/password [and perhaps domain]. how to do that in linux? email me if you have ideas pls. it's gotta be user and program agnostic but live in userland. welllll, i *guess* it could live in kernel land, but i don't think i want it there.

advogato
kudos on the salon piece. my wife reminds me that advogato means 'lawyer' in portuguese.

Redmond Linux
wow, completed all the tasks for announcement 6 days ahead of schedule. now we're looking for help. wanna help?

MS breakup
*yawn*. 'nuff said.

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