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 / […]

poked and prodded…

Fun day today – had my medical examination for my immigration (to Canada) application, which was just a barrel of laughs. Poked, prodded, grabbed, radiated, stuck with needles and urinalyzed, and charged a nice round $300 or so for the pleasure. Who knew a day off work could be THIS much fun? I’ve never had […]

sheesh…

Some people have short fuses. I just got gagged on IRC for suggesting that when you take a package from Version A of a distro and rebuild it on Version B, it would be sensible and polite not to give the package the exact same name. The hell?

Ash, Brazil?

Well, the concert last night was fantastic. Ash were co-headlining with The Bravery, who played first. They played to a Vancouver crowd, which nods its head and claps politely. Ash played their first three songs or so to a Vancouver crowd, then they played Girl From Mars and it turned into an Ash crowd, which […]

Beck, and music

One of my favourite TV shows is ending next week. I watch quite a few Japanese animated (anime) shows, which are recorded, translated, subtitled and distributed by enthusiasts over networks like BitTorrent, often within hours or days of being shown on Japanese TV. The distribution is a fascinating process in itself, actually – the most […]

Frederic Lepied chat with Mandrakeclub members – log

Fred Lepied had a chat about our new roadmap with Club members a few days ago. I have edited up a list of questions and answers from the log, and it’s included here. EDIT 2013The original log was previously linked here but has been lost. Where I have something to add or clarify, I’ve inserted […]

competition runs in my veins…

I went go-karting last night, for only the second time ever. It was great fun, except for the second race when I was running at the front with the best lap times, then got stuck behind some Sunday drivers at the back and had to pootle around ten seconds off my previous pace for the […]