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Flock 2017: trip report

Better late than never, here’s my report from Flock 2017! Thanks to my excellent foresight in the areas of ‘being white’ and ‘being Canadian’ I had no particular trouble getting through security / immigration, which was nice. The venue was kinda interesting – the whole town had this very specific flavor that seems to be […]

Downtime

Hi folks! Happyassassin Towers is being physically relocated tomorrow, so there’s gonna be some downtime (for this site, for email, and…for me). Hang tight!

LinuxFest Northwest report

EDIT: recording link added! Hi folks! This weekend was LinuxFest Northwest 2017, and as usual I was down in Bellingham to attend it. Had a good time, again as usual. Luckily I got to do my talk first thing and get it out of the way. Here’s a recording, and here’s the slide deck. It […]

XPS 13 Developer Edition Kaby Lake (9360): working great with Fedora 25

So, that post about not liking computers? Here’s a confession: I partly wrote it as some sort of weird preparation for buying myself another one. That is, the new Kaby Lake XPS 13 developer edition. I’ve been using a second-gen (L322X) XPS 13 developer edition for a few years now, and been generally happy with […]

I don’t like computers

Welp, I kinda gave up waxing personal on this blog a while ago, but what the hell, why not make an exception once in a while. So in the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about work and stuff a lot. For a while there I wondered if I was getting burned out; after […]

What just happened?

4pm: “Well, guess it’s time to write the F25 Final blocker status mail.” 4:10pm: “Yeesh, I guess I’d better figure out which of the three iSCSI blocker bugs is actually still valid, and maybe take a quick look at what the problem is.” 1:06am: “Well, I think I’m done fixing iSCSI now. But I seem […]

wikitcms, relval, fedfind and testdays moved to Pagure

Today I moved several of my pet projects from the cgit instance on this server to Pagure. You can now find them here: (python-)wikitcms relval fedfind testdays The home page URLs for each project on this server – e.g. https://www.happyassassin.net/fedfind – also now redirect to the Pagure project pages. I also deleted some other repos […]

LinuxFest NorthWest 2016

Time for another of my increasingly irregular blog posts 🙂 I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its […]

Possible outage notice

Hey folks! Power’s down here at Happyassassin Towers. My servers are on UPS for now, but if the outage goes on for more than an hour or so I’ll have to take them down to preserve the remaining UPS power to keep the internet connection up (so I can at least use my laptop). So […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716 (ar71xx nand) – upgrading to Chaos Calmer final

Well, I’ve had an interesting day… I wrote before about using OpenWRT on the Zyxel NBG6716. I’ve been using it ever since; I updated to newer snapshot Chaos Calmer builds a couple of times to fix a couple of minor wifi bugs, but I’d been sitting on a fairly old snapshot (from March 2015) for […]