Thu, 19 Nov 2009
Read this and the following mails :)
Mon, 24 Aug 2009
I thought traveling one hour to my new job isn't as bad, since I have a lot of book waiting to be read (Currently: Neal Stephenson's Anathem) reading them on your way to work has a major disadvantage, not to says: There seems to be some kind of law at work: When arriving at your destination, you'll always be an a really thrilling point in your book.
I really need a notebook with 3G / UMTS, so I can do something else on my daily train trips.
Wed, 19 Aug 2009
I've been quite busy recently (and will probably for the coming days). I just started a new job at the German National Library of Science and Technology as Linux / Unix Administrator. While it was for sure, that I would get the job for quite some time, in the end the new working contract came surprisingly fast (due to many people taking vacation these days).
Don't know, if that will affect the time I can spend for Debian, yet, especially since I'll now loose two hours a day traveling between Hildesheim where I live and Hanover where I work. Can't say much about the job, yet, but so far it seems to have been a good choice accepting this opportunity. The working place is quite okay near to the main University building near to a large park. I have a very nice view out of my offices window :)
So much for now.
Wed, 05 Aug 2009
Bubulles blog inspired me, to do some statistics. Of course you can't just compare the total number of DDs per countries, since it's easier for larger country to recruit many than a small country. So I took the number of active Developers per Country (ldapsearch -x -H ldap://db.debian.org -b dc=debian,dc=org '(&(keyfingerprint=*)(gidnumber=800))' c|grep -c "c: $x" with x looping over the country codes) and the number of inhabitants (according to Wikipedia) and calculated the quotient of that.
The results are as following:
|State||Number of DDs||Population||Quotient|
So Bubulle, don't be that safe! There's only a small difference between the french and the Cambridge cabal! Oh, dear me... I just hope, there won't be a second Luxembourgian DD, or they will overtake us Germans!
Other interesting number: The USA only get on place 18 (even so they have the largest absolute number, they have even more inhabitants). The complete results are available at here.
Disclaimer: There are four DDs who had
fx as their country code,
which seems to be
France, Metropolitan, but I'm not sure how to
count them in.
Sun, 26 Jul 2009
Dear Journalists, bloggers, interviewer, please, pretty, please, with
sugar on the top: If you plan to interview someone within the Debian
community or even anyone in the Open Source community you should really
For example, it isn't really a good sign, when you ask when a specific
feature will be introduced, which has already been introduced several
years ago and has been widely
announced. Well, those things are often easy to explain. But when
you ask for
Debian's business model it really shows, that you have
no idea, whom you are talking to.