Saturday, 15 March 2008

Linux for work and home - and well done to the Melbourne Victory!

I haven't written for a while as I've been really tired from the long days at work. I've just moved over to a new laptop at work, and it came with a 120GB drive. Half an hour later, it had the Windows image from the company I work for, as well as Ubuntu. No issues with hardware - except if you want "wobbly windows" then you have to tweak the xorg.conf file a bit. Have a look at the Ubuntu Guide (unofficial) for tips on doing this. There's only one small issue with Ubuntu at work. I don't work off my companies backbone network, but work from at outsourced location which is co-located with the clients. I need to set up Aventail VPN to connect to my company's backbone, but the configuration of the current Aventail client is not very helpful. Instead of using the *.cfg files, it wants to have all the variables hand-coded in. If you are reading this, and are able to assist, please don't hesitate to contact me. Credit / acknowledgement will be given!

At home, the situation is still "Business as Usual". Gentoo continues to seamlessly upgrade itself:

root@lasek ~ # uname -a
Linux lasek 2.6.24-gentoo-r3 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Mar 15 13:01:58 EST 2008 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

In the case of the organisation / project, they will be electing a new board (or at the minimum shuffling the people around). It appears drobbins (Daniel Robbins) did not get enough interest to get back in the commanding position, but I'm hoping this will change and he gets the opportunity to "steady the ship" again - unless he doesn't want to.

Lastly, congratulations goes to the Melbourne Victory for their 2-0 win over the Chunnam Dragons from the Korean League. It has been an awesome example in consistency from Kevin Muscat as well for hitting his last 17 penalty kicks ("from the spot") without fail. Hopefully the Victory will be able to advance in the AFC and show how good Australian Football can be.

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