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So, I spend a month and a half in anticipation, and have finally started... Wow!

Now I just need to get this mountain of TODO's triaged and in progress.

SLUG had a talk tonight on the AC3 computing cluster presented by Duraid Madina. Very cool stuff - 152 dual processor 1RU rack servers...

Oh, and I finally got around to sitting down with Bruce Badger and doing the Smalltalk <-> tla hack we'd bounced around conceptually. Easy as pie ;).

Things are looking good at the moment. About to roll out a 40 site VPN on 2.4 kernels with the 2.6 ipsec code - trial by fire. And my new position is coming along nicely.

16 Jan 2004 (updated 16 Jan 2004 at 15:58 UTC) »

more from linuxconf.au. There is a jebab shop, open as such shops are until just after the pubs close, that sells an 'AB'.

Yios meat, chips, garlic sauce (which I skipped), chilli sauce, all wrapped into some newspaper and sold to you. -very- nice. I'm sad that linux.conf.au is drawing to a close, but I'm hopeful that some of the new friendships will remain...

WOW, just saw the coolest thing. Tridge did a talk on junkcode, and demo'd live restarting of his 'lasker' chess server - written in C - without bringing down all the tcp sessions and the like.

Again, WOW.

hypatia: Documentation is an art - much like coding. It's hard... but one of the most important things that can be done for a project. Good technical writers are rare, precious things - more power to you if you become one.

On the GNU Arch front, my gpg signing code is now in the mainline, along with enhancements from Tom - grab tla 1.2 if you want it. We support signed changesets, re-signed mirrors, and mirrors that copy the source signatures. AFAIK only monotone has anything equivalent, (although bitkeeper has apparently good integrity mechanisms - it's not signed-by-the-author changesets).

Well, been a while. W-a-a-a-y to busy with work and stuff. Had a fun time today, implementing gpg signing support for GNU Arch. This should help verification for arch using source repositories, if the host they are on gets compromised.

fxn: Regarding Halk, please don't use port 8080 - it's a common idiom to use it as the entry point for web proxies... unless of course, Halk is a web proxy.

Time for a new release of freegen. Now sporting multiple independent meshes per input stream, and limited support for multi-interface hosts.

I wish I had time to really hack on this, and give it a direct interface to whack, or a shell script hook based output module. Some neat things could be done....

In other news, squid-3.0 is shaping up real well, with some positive early adopter reports now coming in.

Squid-3 PRE2 rolled. We're getting close, and I'll get my evenings back soon. So much detail, so little time :].

That said, I still loath early on-site starts. It adds up so quickly...

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