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1337 h4x0r

My non-Mandriva job was interesting yesterday; the company’s DNS servers went down for a couple of hours, which brought everything to its knees while the IS group’s minions ran around with paper lists of IP addresses for important services. However, the neat thing was that everything else still worked, and I was sitting next to […]

new toy

Sorry I’ve been quiet the last few days…work’s been busy, and I’ve been distracted by the new toy! As I mentioned before, my phone is deadski, so I bought a new one. It’s a PalmOne Treo 600. It’s completely brilliant. It’s a PDA phone which makes a great PDA and a great phone, it does […]

Ubuntu special sauce?

Sorry, what the hell is it about Ubuntu again? A couple of months ago we (Mandriva) announced a European tie-up with HP to have MDV supported and shipped on several HP machines across their range. Resultant coverage in the press, geek press, blogosphere? Zip. Ubuntu announce a similar tie-up two months later, and everyone goes […]

immigration!

Sorry the site went down again, apache was shut down while I was doing a package upgrade and I didn’t notice till I went to work this morning and couldn’t get at my webmail server. D’oh. I took the opportunity to do a quick kernel upgrade and everything should be cookin’ again. So for the […]

techy stuff

I upgraded the site to PHP 5 this morning. This should be visible in precisely no way at all, I just thought I’d mention it :). Have been playing with f-spot today; it’s a fantastic photo management application in early development. I really like the way it works. It’s a little sluggish and memory happy […]

downtime

Sorry for the site downtime last night, there was a cable outage.

Mandriva LE 2005 available

So we got the new release out. There was a little last-minute craziness (when you wake up on a release date and go to the company chat to check progress, you *really* don’t want the first word that catches your eye to be ‘e2fsck’…) but everything’s done now. It’ll be interesting to see how well […]

baseball

So, Damien orders me to write about baseball in my blog, so write I must! Just saw my first Mets game of the season, having carefully avoided the first five losses, and I have this to say – Pedro Martinez is God. A two-hit, one-run complete game against the Braves is great pitching under any […]

user registration

User registration for the site now ought to work (it wasn’t working before as I didn’t have a mail transport properly configured). If you tried to register already, try again…if you didn’t try to register, DO IT NOW!

Mandriva

Yes, we changed our name to Mandriva, and the WORLD ENDED! No, wait, it didn’t, but given the comments, you’d think it did. People appear not to like the name. This message has been conveyed in a manner that would have been more appropriate if the marketing team had gone around to each MDK / […]