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Ugh, stayed at work until 1am on Friday. Had to replace small SCSI disks in our production server with large SCSI disks. Mondo backup didn't work so hot, I was unable to mount my NFS server from inside the mondo restore environment. Don't ask me why, works great at home. Had to do manual data backups, manual install, and manual restores. Of course, forgot a few things here and there, so I had to put the old disks back in, boot the old install and backup those one or two things, then put the new disks back in. Ran into fedora core's bind chroot bug while I was at it.... *grumble*

Pushed out ethereal and tcpdump this weekend as full updates. That clears the -testing queue. Now I have some room to do the QA on some other packages.

Went and saw Chicago the play. Was pretty cool, my wife REALLY liked it. (she liked the play long before the movie came out).

Watched the Super Bowl of course, had a coworker over for that, was fun.

Fedora Legacy got noticed... there is now a story about us at internet.com.

Releases cvs last night as an update. Got a couple more to do over the next few nights.

Finished my chapter!! Well almost. Still need to do a little sidebar on the history of yum. /me pokes seth....

Worked on cleaning up afio, buffer, lzo, and lzop for fc2 inclusion, part of getting mondo included in FC2. Notting pointed out that afio may have a problem with SeLinux. Lets hope not...

Going to spend some time today playing with the announcement script that Seth hacked on for me. Should be a good way to kind of learn some python.

Issued another testing update for Fedora Legacy last night, CVS. I'd like to see this one get used pretty decently before I publish it. Sent a nice "State of Fedora Legacy" message to the list, got good feed back, seems we're still all interested in continuing the progress.

Wrote a quick 'Geek tip of the Day' this morning, going over some of the cool stuff that lftp can do. If you're interested, you can find a plaintext (highlight/insert from my email) version of it here. I should keep doing these little "tip" things, sharpen my writing skills.

Speaking of writing, I've holed myself up in my office today, for a full day of writing about upgrading to Fedora Core. Thank god for a dogfood box that I can do research on, and a loving wife who puts up with my troll habits, and reminds me when I have to eat and stuff (:

Another late night *sigh*

Pushed elm out as an actual Fedora Legacy update. Our first release, woohoo!

Seth Vidal has helped me out quite a bit. He took a python script used internally to generate the fedora-update notices and modified it to work on my 7.3 system, and with better support for what I'm trying to do. Go Seth!!!

Filed a bug against RHEL3, because of the really poor LSI megaraid performance using RHEL3 kernels. Hopefully Arjan doesn't crucify me (;

Another slow day at work tomorrow. I like fridays, but they tend to be slow. (and I'm not in NYC).

Two more packages pushed into Legacy updates-testing tonight. tcpdump and elm That only leaves mc and CVS in the queue. Somebody needs to verify my work on mc, and I need to figure out whats going on w/ CVS. Leave that for tomorrow I suppose.

So, Pogo went to NYC for LWE, and only 4 people flew out. Quite a few months ago, I was promised that I could go to the NYC show. Of course, I'm not one of those 4 that went. So, the boss calls in a panic this afternoon, our booth is getting so much traffic that they can't keep up, and they want to fly out 2 more people tonight. Of course, I wasn't one of the 2 he chose, and then he went into a meeting so there could be no more discussion on the matter. Short story long, I'm not going to NYC ):

Oh well, back to writing....

Got Legacy updates-testing posted for screen and ethereal. Might have finally settled on a mirror server layout. EV1 hasn't replied back yet, hopefully they are still willing to be a master mirror.

Got a lot done tonight. Finished one contract job of capturing web content from a harddrive and putting it on CD. My stupid DVD-RW drive is acting up and will not burn to any CDR media, so I had to burn it on my wife's imac. Also did the final configuration on the mailserver contract. Just have to go on-site to deploy it. It's nice to not have that beastly dell in my office anymore.

Must work on book, falling way behind. Will write for the rest of the night.

Mmmmm, my wife made pot-roast for dinner. Very very nice.

Got screen and ethereal built out for Legacy updates-testing. Go test them, and we'll publish them as the real deal.

So, typical monday. Our T1 was down, it's been down since early Sunday evening. Had to call our ISP, who in turn had to call Verizon to come out. I placed the call at 9:10am, Verizon didn't show up until 11:20. One again, a "bad pair" of wires had to be "repaired" and we get our internet back. Time to research a backup/replacement ISP.

My workstation at work lost it's video card as well. Had to reboot because an rpm caused rpm to deadlock, Defunct process that nothing could kill. Upon reboot, the system would kernel panic every time it started X, even after I reconfigured it. Fun. Replaced the video card and got back to work.

Downloaded latest RHEL3 kernel to test this LSI issue I'm having. New kernel doesn't seem to improve performance on the megaraid card. Greaaaat.

Our main file server dropped a drive. Set aside this evening to replace the drive. Once replaced, the server wouldn't see the new drive. Greaaaat. Unplug and remove all the servers on top of the file server (ghetto ass rack system), walk the server out to the production floor to examine the cabling. Reseat the cables, turn it on and the drive shows up. Replace all the servers, power on the file server, start the array rebuild. Just getting ready to leave for the night when the alarm goes off again. Source error on another drive of the array. Greaaaaat. Force the rebuild, will have to replace another disk tomorrow. Now I'm home, time to start Legacy work.

Lots of legacy work today. Built local chroots for the supported releases. Good use for that 80gig drive just sitting there. Did QA work on mc, on screen, and on ethereal. Only a couple more need to be looked at.

Worked out method behind signing legacy packages. Should be pretty secure, airgapped method of signing the packages. Just make sure I don't get hit w/ a bus.

Picked up my wife's little brother for the evening. He comes over every other week or so. We had dinner at the "Old Country Buffet". It was... um... food? I think...

Ugh, stayed up way too late. Well way too late when I have to go into work tomorrow and face a Monday. *SIGH*

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