Recent blog entries for ljb

In the UK now, having a bit of a vacation before I head back to Cape Town.

Will be glad to get back home :)

Wow. Haven't had time to look around here in weeks. Settling into the new job, this is a really cool company. In roughly 2 weeks, I'm heading off to Australia, then Israel, then UK, then Ireland, for a trek of deploying Sun boxes.

Rather looking forward to it, will be the first time I'm out of the country :)

Packing sucks :). I'm moving to Cape Town, for various reasons, one of them being the fact that I've changed employers.

I'm going to be having a cool view of the sea for a week or two while my more permanent residence gets arranged.

Final fix of connectivity until I lose it for a few days :)

Got moved into a different company department, doing mostly eBusiness (PHP) related development for now.

Notes to self:

  • Upgrading to FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT on a production box is not a good idea :)
  • Neither is not having regular partition table backups

Working on finishing off upx packages for uploading to Debian

Played around with the idea of a package format using XML header metadata and cpio'd/tar'd package files. Nothing new, been discussed before, but no implementations.

I wish we had a LSB that worked. :)

Also watched some scenes from The Matrix again. I'll be surprised if they top it in the sequel.


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