After the sad 18th, I'm almost fully restored now. I'm doing the arrangements for going away from Brasília. My friends at the Ministry are working on a petition for me to stay... my boss has signed it, which makes me happy, as I have some documentation I was not fired, but decided to quit, at least =D.
We made loads of cool things this month there... we finally cleaned up the mess on the servers, I and coredump (a guy who also came from Belo Horizonte) have started from scratch on the Debian GNU/Linux servers and even though it's not yet perfect, at least it's much better than it was before, with a samba file server losing uid <-> username mapping every boot and a mail server having 150 load average peaks. Besides, we finally put the main site running on mambo, which was done by some friends, and now netcraft reports www.cidades.gov.br running 'Apache on Linux' instead of 'IIS on Linux' (uh? =D)
As cool as it was working on the servers, this still is the smallest part of my work... most of the time I have to bother with bureaucracy and on fixing bad administration problems, and this whole thing is still leaving me little time for hacking...
There are some more good news: fatalerror has accepted to take over 'Guia Pratico para o Debian GNU/Linux', a simple, practical guide to help people who already are into the GNU/Linux world coming to Debian, and is probably going to rewrite it in english now. Now I need someone to adopt apt-howto. He's also been helping me a bit with some gksu bugs and documentation, and we're probably going to be making a new release today or tomorrow which will make a number of people happy, I think.