ownCloud 8.0.0 preliminary testing for Fedora 21 / 22

Hey folks! For any ownCloud’ians out there; I worked some more on the OC 8 packages for Fedora today and I think they’re in reasonably testable shape now. I just updated my production deployment and it worked first time. IMPORTANT: back up really, really carefully before testing these out. They should work, but I want […]

Monospace fonts and freetype emboldening: a follow-up

Last week I wrote about some font stuff, mentioning along the way that it was prompted by an issue in freetype. If a font has no native bold version, Freetype can produce one algorithmically when an app asks for bold text. This mechanism makes the glyphs wider. This is a bit of a problem for […]

Downtime today: upgrade day

Just a heads-up there’ll probably be downtime on this site (and other happyassassin servers, though that mostly matters only to me :>) today – it’s upgrade day! Everything’s going to F21 (except my desktop, which is going to F22). If you hear explosions from Canada, you’ll know why.

ownCloud news (7.0.3 coming)

I should have some good Fedlet news soon (later today or tomorrow), but in the meantime, I also spent some time working on ownCloud today. ownCloud 7.0.3 has been tagged and tarballed upstream, and I’ve bumped the Fedora and EPEL 7 builds in Koji already. I have it running on my ‘test’ (that is, er, […]

FreeIPA for amateurs: why?

You may have noticed I’ve posted a bit about FreeIPA recently, and also when I first set it up. Other smart folks have blogged about using FreeIPA before (note some of those links are old and refer to bugs that have long since been fixed, and workflows that have been long since improved – the […]

Flock 2014, and other happenings

I had a really great time at this year’s Flock in Prague. As always it was a packed event with a really positive and productive vibe – clusters of people all over the place hacking on things. I posted a lot about it on YAY Diaspora and BOO Google+, but here’s a long-form post-event wrap-up. […]

Flock 2014

I’m here at Flock 2014 in Prague, currently watching Christian Schaller’s talk on the future of Fedora Workstation. It’s been a fun conference so far, and you can watch livestreams of (I think) all the talks here. I’ve been trying to use Diaspora more lately, and I’m updating as I go on my account. Join […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716

I finished up the last bit of my infrastructure revision (for now) today. Switched out the Linksys WRT-310N (router, with dd-wrt) / Netgear WNDR3700v2 (running solely as a wireless AP) combo I’ve been using for a while for a Zyxel NBG6716 running OpenWRT. I’m really impressed with OpenWRT, so far. I’m running a nightly snapshot […]


I spent the last week and a half on a bit of tear working on various things, especially OwnCloud, but I imagine my pace appeared to drop over the last couple of days. For me, though, it was as busy or more so, I just re-directed energy temporarily into a different project – overhauling the […]

Downtime: impending

Looks like I’ll be doing the big router / modem move in about five minutes. Be down for a few minutes if all goes well, or for rather longer if it all explodes (as no doubt it will)…