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Redmond Linux
finally got redmondlinux.org registered, woohoo! soon i'll get a web site up 8-). proof of concepts went extremely well. i think i will be able to do everything i want to with it. hacking caldera's kernel SRPM, though, is not pretty.

just found out about va linux's sourceforge compile farm. what a cool idea. hopefully they'll put caldera 2.4 on it soon, that way i can build redmond linux on it. right now i'm building it on my home PII-350/128M/15G IDE system; the kernel RPM's take an hour to compile.

my computer, my girlfriend
my wife has started calling my computer my girlfriend cuz i spend so much time on it. gotta start paying attention to her more...

top-secret meeting tomorrow about the new direction of linuxkb.org. hopefully some good stuff comes out of it.

my daughters
my wife put up some new pictures of our daughters online. rachel is 15 months and susan is 2 months. take a gander.

thanks for the certs folks. btw, i notice that editing my notes entries for my id adds extra spaces in the text. after a while i get gargantuan amounts of spaces in between words. ok, actually i'm only up to four, but that's three more than i wanted.

seattle weather
highs in the 50's/low 60's [F] today. what's up with that? isn't it almost june? i wore my coat today.

life is good. i'm healthy, happy, and in love, and that's a wonderful way to be.

heh wow, i've been keeping a journal in my .project file on cheek.com [finger joseph@cheek.com], now that this is here i can take the "finger me" out of my .sig 8-).

made build 2 of redmond linux today. build 1 was the first proof of concept, to see if i could reverse engineer caldera's installer's rpm config files and get an installable product. success! build 2, today, is the second proof of concept; can i get an installable product with the lizard source from their cvs server? i've got build 2 on cd now, will install tomorrow and see.

assuming all goes well, the final POC [in build 3] will be whether i can get my own RPM's to install instead of caldera's. if so then redmond linux will be in full swing!

afaik no-one has made a distro based on caldera, it's about time someone does. fyi caldera keeps their build process proprietary, as in it's a trade secret, i emailed and even talked with them on the phone. so that's why the reverse engineering. just don't tell the feds on me.

as soon as i finish the POC's and get situated with a new domain i will officially announce redmond linux. fun fun fun.

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