Wow. A lot has transpired since the last diary entry. I may never make another, who knows.
Here's the general skivvy:
- I started consulting on my own, creating Free Daemon Consulting and am still working on making Free Daemon Hosting ready for ``production''.
- I have started using de.lirio.us, a free (as in code and use) version of de.licio.us, so follow the rss feed from there or any tag of mine you find interesting. Social bookmarking seems rather useful from a practical sense (I use multiple browsers) and most of the bookmarks I make are useful for others as well ;-)
- I envisioned a compression algorithm based on hashes, which is mathematically broken, but I am either insane or just convinced that there is some practical application somewhere for this. See Hash Zip.
- I am maintainer of 23 ports in the OpenBSD ports tree, more to come.
- I started using evolution for mail reading, still prefer it, but it became clear that it was too buggy for general use (especially 2.2.x) on OpenBSD/i386 so I switched to Mozilla Thunderbird. Still a few features I sorely miss (like filtering on selected messages) but at least it does not crash!
In any event, if you know of someone who has a UNIX installation, or would like to have one, and needs a consultant, consider referring me. I have been supporting myself, my wife, and my desire to work on Free Software for 2.5 years now by consulting. A lifetime would not be enough time to do all the work I would like to get done, both paid and unpaid. Viva la source!