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4 Oct 2001 (updated 4 Oct 2001 at 11:35 UTC) »
New look website went up on Saturday. Now we're working to get online up and running soon.
premus: Alan's code crew text is actually lyrics to the tune of Motorhead's "(We Are) The Road Crew", a bloody superb track - kudos to Alan for that - it fits beautifully.


The new website design is coming along nicely - I've put it to the team for review and hopefully I'll roll it out this weekend. I tried putting in rounded edges as are found in the current SmoothWall user interface, but it didn't seem to suit for some reason, so I've left them out for now.

In addition, we are going to bring the online and kids stuff onstream soon, so I hope to extend the current design to those sites for consistencies sake.

The events of the past week have left me kinda numb, and I've been reluctant to update here for some reason. Hearing things on last nights news, such as it may take a year to clear the rubble and debris that remains of the WTC, and that Dubya is resolved for war, have stunned and scared me respectively.

I hope that cool heads will prevail - something else I heard this morning on the radio while commuting in was that it's a good thing the US and NATO haven't waded into combat yet, proving that they are fully investigating all leads before making decisive action.

Here's hoping the Afghan's make the right decision when dealing with the Pakistani delegation today.


We closed the lists for a day from 6pm GMT last Tuesday until the day after as a mark of respect. 0.9.9 went out the door finally at 11am GMT Saturday - the ISO and source are available now for download


Judging from some of the comments made this past week on advogato, related to comments by both community 'leaders' and advogato residents, we clearly have a wide cross- section of viewpoints here. Let's remember that freedom of speech should not be unnecessarily curtailed, but also that proper respect should prevail while publically commenting so soon after such atrocities. Public statements by esr and rms have been filled with personal opinion - clearly exposing the moral direction of both men. I'm not sure if I like their direction, but again it's a question of free (obviously as in libre) speech. They are allowed to state opinions, I'm allowed to retort that I think they're a bit soft in the head :)


Condolences to those who have lost, and best wishes for the future to those who have survived.


Iain seems to have taken the Billennium rather too seriously ... I suggest rapid infusion of decaffienated products, stat!

Interestingly, mirwin - they of the war- and-peace-have-nothing-on-me diary entries appears to also be using idot as another advogato account ... "I am having a little trouble getting my web sites up so I am going to certify this account from mirwin and put some concise draft notes here regarding open entrepreneurialism" - err, isn't this a tad ... cheeky?


More website updates today, need to start thinking about the redesign dang and i have planned for next weekend.


finally got Sky Digital installed today - too ... many ... channels ... :)

also back to work tomorrow after taking a week off to chill out ... should be fun
2 Sep 2001 (updated 2 Sep 2001 at 19:37 UTC) »
Fell asleep in front of Gran Turismo 3 A-spec again :)
Upon waking up, my brain decided it was in web mode, and I've been updating the SmoothWall website for the last few hours!
yes, yes, mirwin appears to be getting on peoples mammaries ... one of the chief complaints is the length of his diary entries, and the detrimental effect this is having on the recentlog - perhaps if a diary entry goes over a set length, it can do a google style break after so many bytes, and present the direct link to the full diary entry? Hmmm ... just a thought.

Now that the msgid.net site is up and running, I need to migrate the backend code to something nice and perly. Once I've done that, I'll look at opening up the source to let others think about what can be done with it. Anyone have any cool thoughts?

Oh, and I forgot to enable the domain for email when I set up the site on my colo host - that's fixed now, so feel free to email ideas(at-sign)msgid.net

29 Aug 2001 (updated 29 Aug 2001 at 18:14 UTC) »

slef: just to respond to your SmoothWall comments, we've finally managed to bung out the source for the beta (I told you we were just busy with other things!), and we've had confirmation that with modifications to the web site, they're fully happy with what's been going on.

Go read the article by rmorrell for much more info.

looks liks the whois on msgid.net went through last night - lovely :) I'll wait until tomorrow i think before I start telling any sizable amount of people (outside advogato) about it.

With the 0.9.9 release still scheduled for Saturday, the SmoothWall team is beginning to brainstorm about 1.0. There's some good ideas being knocked out, and we're gonna try and get folk together for an f2f sesh soon, preferably with some budweiser budvar!

26 Aug 2001 (updated 29 Aug 2001 at 15:27 UTC) »

in referencing a specific article on Google Groups today, I got irritated by the URL including the message ID wrapping. So I registered and built msgid.net (it'll go live tomorrow). It shaves at least 20 characters off the average message ID URL. I'm quite chuffed with it.

The dev URL is available if you want to play with it today. [2001-08-29: it's live now - no need for dev URL anymore]

Richard emailed the team from a field (I kid you not) and has put 0.9.9 back to the 1st September, so we can properly integrate the last languages, and also so we don't release on a bank holiday!

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