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Wed, 28 Jun 2006

Arrived in Sarajevo

Will tell a nice story about airlines later. Just a small note, we have arrived safly.

postet at 16:31 into [Debian/events/DebConf-7] permanent link

BTW: I'm back :)

Semi-Vacation was good; I feel much better now!

Here is a good tip for you: If you ever feel a bit burned out, consider most discussions as pointless and most communication partners as clueless, take a break! Take some days off without internet; and if you return don't get back reading mails, do some fun stuff! Sponsor some games, test them before that, perhaps even some sports.

You'll seem after one or two weeks concentrating on fun stuff, the number of people you consider to be a PITA decreases a lot, and when you get back to the not so fun stuff, you'll see that this work isn't that bad as it seems so a couple of days ago :)

PS: Sorry amaya, aj, adrian and all the others for not answering your mails, yet. I'll answer them soon, I promise :)

postet at 05:20 into [Debian] permanent link

Leaving for a week...

... to check with stockholm, Ganneff and Moray the DebConf-7 venues. Need to catch a train at 06:34 and pick up my ticket at the airport. Hope that works well. I feel a bit unprepared for that country; usually I try at least to learn some common phrases -- actually I once was proud to know what "Thank you!" and "pardon."means in twelve different languages. Including Chinese! Today I just know how to spell my favourite Chinese beer, and that I still hate flying.

Damn, I should have taken the train.

postet at 05:11 into [Debian/events/DebConf-7] permanent link

Mon, 19 Jun 2006

Damn, why did you splitted the package?

From time to time it's funny to run a scriptlett and play a bit with numbers. For example:
find /pub/debian/pool/main/ -name \*_i386.deb -or -name \*_all.deb -exec ls -s {} \; |sort -nr
157696 /pub/debian/pool/main/f/fgfs-base/fgfs-base_0.9.10-1_all.deb
152284 /pub/debian/pool/main/v/vegastrike-data/vegastrike-data_0.4.3-2_all.deb
141144 /pub/debian/pool/main/o/openclipart/openclipart-png_0.18+dfsg-4_all.deb
89808 /pub/debian/pool/main/f/fgfs-base/fgfs-base_0.9.6-1_all.deb
86304 /pub/debian/pool/main/k/koffice/koffice-doc_1.5.1-1_all.deb
81892 /pub/debian/pool/main/l/llvm/llvm-doc_1.7-1_all.deb
78860 /pub/debian/pool/main/t/texlive-extra/texlive-latex-extra_2005-2_all.deb
67844 /pub/debian/pool/main/b/beneath-a-steel-sky/beneath-a-steel-sky_0.0372-2_all.deb
67764 /pub/debian/pool/main/b/beneath-a-steel-sky/beneath-a-steel-sky_0.0368-3_all.deb
62252 /pub/debian/pool/main/f/fillets-ng-data/fillets-ng-data_0.7.1-1_all.deb
61660 /pub/debian/pool/main/f/fillets-ng-data/fillets-ng-data_0.6.1-1_all.deb
58984 /pub/debian/pool/main/v/vegastrike-music/vegastrike-music_0.4.3-1_all.deb
56260 /pub/debian/pool/main/t/tetex-src/tetex-src_3.0-3_all.deb

Interesting, I always thought one of my packages would be on of the biggest, bit according to my find, planetpenguin-racer-extras is just on place 117!

But now I sponsored an upload for an other member of the pkg-games group: nexuiz_2.0-1_i386.changes uploaded successfully.

Sadly Bruno decided to splitt of the music of the -data package, so we won't take the crown, but will still get the fourth place, as soon as Ganneff let it the packages through new :)

PS: Damn, they still didn't fixed the bug, that I allways get killed.

postet at 13:57 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 11 Jun 2006

Cool sysad trick #38846

Mount your /var partition with nodev, and wonder why your pbuilder doesn't work any more.

I guess my break was long overdue...

postet at 16:32 into [Debian] permanent link

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.