23 Jun 2002 lange   » (Journeyer)

Gosh, it's been a while.

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Passed Compass onto Ted to continue developing. Figured it'd be good to have someone actually using Windows maintaining the source code.

I've been working with SystemImager and CFengine to create a method of automatic installation of our compute cluster and workstations. The great thing about SystemImager is that as it's rsync based, you can upgrade or install new software on any one of the clients, and have those incremental updates automatically propogated to the rest of the cluster. Setting up OpenAFS and Kerberos with Cross-Realm authentication was remarkably straight-forward! I'm planning on putting up a website with all of the modifications we've made to SystemImager, scripts that we've written, and some custom-compiled .debs (ssh with Wilkinson's TGT passing, for example) for other people to take advantage of.

The other day, I started playing around OfflineImap, a nifty python utility to keep a remote IMAP server and a local Maildir synchronized. (Ah, the joys of using mutt on my laptop in disconnected mode and having those changes automatically propagated to both the server and my desktop...) I've started fixing some minor issues and making modifications to the codebase to get it to play nicer in a backgrounded daemon mode that runs all the time.

Oh yeah, I now have a personal diary. Sometimes I even update it. :)

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