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geek overload

so I just spent two hours updating the third-party firmware on my wireless router and converting my entire network to DHCP addressing with zeroconf-based name resolution, instead of old-fashioned static addressing. because I can, and it’s cool. i know. i’m scared too.

Polish

So now 2007 is mostly done for everyone except Warly (who’s still busy in the kitchen trying to cook up seventeen thousand different ISOs), I’ve mostly stopped testing / bug herding and moved on to the stuff surrounding the release. In particular I’ve been trying to keep the release notes and errata in order, making […]

Avast!

Aye, ’tis plain sailin’ fer 2007 an’ no mistake. Cap’n ‘Fearsome’ Barth an’ his horde o’ hard-drinkin’, wench-baitin’ below decks swabbers ‘ave removed the last o’ th’ mice, rats, termites &c from their stations chewing at the timbers o’ th’ good ship Mandriva, an’ we be ready to send ‘er out to the cruel ocean […]

GNOME 2.16

So congratulations to the GNOME team on the release of 2.16, a nice shiny release indeed. And it was in Cooker as soon as the .0 tarballs were tagged this morning, even before the release announcement, which is a refreshing return to our old ways after the slightly behind-the-times 2006! I’ve been working like a […]