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Jul 05, 2003 AM

Made some good progress on Ben's Game this week. Went out with Jeremy last night on a quest to get animal pictures for the game. We did OK, but we started too late - the lizards had retired for the night. More this morning.

I hope to have the new pictures along with the improved game done and included on a remastered knoppix CD in time for the BsLUG meeting tonight.

Thanks Jeremy.

Well, that 2 am remaster caaused me to lose my memeory. Wrote up a wrong report later in the day.

The first effort to fix the problems failed, but a later effort yesterday evening succeeded.

I now have a knoppix with some programs removed to make space, with an infant's program that I wrote for my son (in python) installed, and a link to the same on the desktop. Also, a link on the startup webpage in konqueror that points to bslug.org which is our linux users group here in the Bahamas which we are finally getting well off of the ground.

Spent too many hours yesterday working on a winxp BSOD registry problem. Knoppix to the rescue allowing the backup of long un-backed up client files prior to the fix attempt. Decent success on the fix, ran out of time. Gotta go back this morning to finish up.

Will be very happy when the apps are there which will allow me to push harder for my clients to adopt linux wholesale. Now it is mostly for servers. I find replacing their accounting apps with free software to be one of hte biggest holdups.

I know I could go to non-free on linux and at least be a little better off, but it is hard to recommend doing all the work needed to move out of one lock in position only to move into another lock in position.

SQL-Ledger may get there with the release of the POS module. I need to get in motion and make some progress with my project on savannah as well.

Got my first sucessful KNOPPIX remaster at @ 2am this morning. Working on my second now trying to fix a few problems that turned up.

Jun 25/2003 AM

Well, today is a Ben day. If the weather is good, should be swimming in the ocean with friends this morning and play day this afternoon. Perhaps I will get some work in as well.

Spent some time yeaterday with dia i diagramming the network on one of my jobs.

Gotta run, the day has begun.

Jun 21/2003

Some of the guys from the LUG got together today to set up and test a debian box with two connections to the net and one to the local lan.

First time with two real net connections and success.


Momentum in the Free Software world seems to be building here in the Bahamas.

I have noticed a googlebot crawling the bslug.org site a few times lately, but so far, we are not showing in a google search. Does anyone know the time from a crawl to appearance?


Began to try my hand at writing my first xoops module today. Started out with one of the standard ones, moved things to a new directory and made the necessary changes to get it installable and working. Now I need to figure how to modify to do what I want.

I am thinking of modifying some old software that I haven't touched in a few years to make it a module.

I really need to shut down and try and get some decent rest tonight.

Got on offer of help for the zbpos project today. Perhaps this will get me moving on that again. I hope so.

Jun 20/03 am

Jason came by last night and we spent a few hours with him starting to see the light on the basics of bookkeeping and accounting. This was so he could better use sql-ledger in his business.

We also spent some time looking for info on how people handle employee pay in sql-ledger as it stands now. Does anyone know why the project people do not archive the mailing lists on sourceforge?

Had lunch with Jasin and Lester yestarday and tried to encourage them to get going with programming some free software. Lester is an old head programmer like me only more so. Jason just wants to get started.

Spoke to Jeremy about putting out some of his work recently, need to follow up on that and to check with Kari again as well.

When I get going this way, there is too much that I want to do and not enough hours. Self control...

Well, I now have an account here at Advogato, I have been meaning to get one for years - ouch.

Now I need to work on getting some friends signed up.

I have recently been named the area maintainer for the Bahamas at the linux counter.


Now I have got to find contacts in our government to see if there are any official "state" codes for the Bahamas.

I am developing what I think is a fairly cool kids game in python. If anyone is willing to help me out on refining it, please let me know.

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