nclug 20020122 Hacking Society Meeting Page


User: dannf
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: Tracked down a bug in SGMLtools. Committed a new manual for System Imager. Set up a DHCP server for the wired LAN here.

User: Evelyn Mitchell
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: Worked on Bicycle Repair Man. This is a refactoring browser for Python. Got the unit tests successfully running. Figured out how to use the introspection code to figure out the name of the function that is calling the current function. Started work on the "rename class" code.

User: jafo
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: Talks with Matt about the mailing list and the new web-site being checked into CVS. Ordered an AP, partly for the following Hacking Society meetings, partly for travel. Tried to order a 30GB hard drive for my laptop, but was thwarted by a bad ecommerce setup at the site I was at. The idea is partly to get another 10GB for my laptop, partly to shuffle drives around so that we can get Evelyn's disc shipped back to IBM so they can send back one that doesn't whine like the fan of a losing sports team. Worked on trying to track down an issue in my python tar header decoding code. Made some code that will dump a tar header, but wasn't able to find out the issue in the actual tar file that's causing problems. This is to fix an issue I noticed with my open-source streaming network backup system, pyntar.

User: Matthew Wilcox
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: This will be his last meeting with us before going to Ottawa. He'll be missed... Brought a wireless access-point, which helped us get on the net, since the JYMIS AP is kind of far away. He also spent quite a while looking up tidbits about the song "Going Back to Liverpool" by the Bangles and Katrina and the Waves... Worked on packaging mod_antislash for Debian. Pretty much done. This is an Apache module which, if the referring site is Slashdot, it generates a page which is an array of frames, each of which loads Slashdot.

User: Sean Conlon
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: Built a new kernel! Wohoo! Also threatened to get a wireless card for the next meeting.

User: taggart
Date: 2002-01-22 23:00:00
Body: More work on getting the NCLUG site checked into the CVS server. It's ready to go, he's going to commit it in a minute here.