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With eight years of industry experience in programming (FORTRAN (yes...the Feds), C, Java) and UNIX systems administration (Linux and Solaris) and no free source to show for it. Argh! :( The truth is that I've always been too much of a work-a-holic (working 13-14 hour days including many many weekends) to have any time for contributions.

But that has now all changed. After becoming a casualty in the fiasco, I decided to take about a year off to focus on things that I never had time to do. This includes my active support for free software.

I have made one small contribution:

check_uptime.c plugin for Netsaint.
A miniscule drop in the bucket, but no one wrote it. So I did.

My favorite distro is Debian. I've been lurking on their mailing lists for many months now. They're a solid group of folks who're in it because they're passionate about what they do. They're the reason that I've permanently left RedHat.

I'm also a proud member of the EFF.

...and that's enough of my rambling for now...


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12 Dec 2001 (updated 12 Dec 2001 at 11:02 UTC) »

Just upgraded my Debian (potato) box to woody. Went well with only one minor scrape which broke X on startup, but was easily fixable. After the dist upgrade the /etc/X11/X symlink pointed to usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_Mach64 instead of to /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA. This was fixed, and it's running smoothly.

Finally dumped Netscape for Skipstone.

9 Dec 2001 (updated 9 Dec 2001 at 02:58 UTC) »

The Heathmount vs. case.

If domain owners are forced to defend their domains in Virginia
(this has the legacy shadow of NSI all over this.), this could allow
for a corporate juggernaut to cripple a small business, perhaps a
competitor. A small business could find that it's financially difficult
for them to defend their domain name which they've legitimately registered ,
especially if they're located outside the U.S.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.


Well according to the Commerce Dept.: "The DES is dead. The AES will take its place". Look here.
Possibly another contest to add to

Let's get crackin' !! :)

Also, submitted two new Window Maker themes to, based on Myst III: Exile.
They haven't posted to yet. One of them called "Greenhouse" is my current
desktop theme. Here's a screenshot.

19 Nov 2001 (updated 20 Nov 2001 at 07:35 UTC) »

Got back in the running for cracking RC5-64
(I am sooo far behind) and posted my graphed individual results: stats

The Perl script graph generator is written by Dominique Pelle
and can be found here. Gnuplot is required.

Now..if I can just get some more machines...

14 Nov 2001 (updated 14 Nov 2001 at 07:52 UTC) »

i finally updated my website...

2 older entries...


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