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Date: 2006-06-27 21:55:53.114322
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-06-27
Body: Reorganizing my queue for movies while efm is away. Talking about all sorts of t random stuff with other hackers. Planning something for the 4th of July. Talking about wart removal. New release of tumgreyspf.

Date: 2006-06-06 23:02:11.943468
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-06-06
Body: Got slightly abused by an employee of Pizza Casbah while we were there for dinner. Sad, really, because I love the pizza there, but it's hard for me to find a reason to go back. It's only a pizza joint, so I don't really expect them to have hiring procedures that would prevent it, but I would expect them to have someone on-site to manage it. I don't recall that I've ever seen anyone there that acted like a manager though.

At the meeting I mostly worked on the new "pybch" python benchmarking code. Also hoked about the guy at Pizza Casbah and how he tried to sell us a DVD player from his backpack, demonstrating how sturdy it was by throwing it repeatedly on our table. Made some progress on pybch before efm wanted to go home, she had a headache. Worked on it some more from home.

Date: 2006-05-30 22:46:20.479196
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-05-30
Body: Helping Scott install new versions of DRBD on some boxes. Showing off the Nokia 770 hand-held thing. Researching some external RAID systems and writing a report for a client. Setting up Jeffrey to have access to the FRPythoneers web pages again. Trying to set up another OpenVPN connection for efm, but it was conflicting with my connection.

Date: 2006-05-16 22:50:30.350504
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-05-16
Body: Talking With Brian about MacOS, Warren about CoRAID and ZFS, and Bob about version control. Moving backups around on some of our backup servers to try to clean up space. Checking out what the weather is likely to be in Iceland next week. Yay weatherundreground!

Date: 2006-05-02 22:41:04.432329
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-05-02
Body: Releasing a new wifiroamd. Updating my Python Enhancement Proposal. Catching up on some work tasks.

Date: 2006-04-04 23:27:19.954596
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-04-04
Body: Talking with David about CNC for milling. Telling Warren about the HTTP port on Dell switches. Pointing David at a couple of Python integrated development environments: Active Python and Wingware. Talking with Bob about ogg players and thinkpad warranties. Talking with Bob and Stephen about version control. Catching up on some work.

Date: 2006-03-28 22:54:17.819306
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-03-28
Body: Working on some postgresql based client work with SQLObject. Looking at availability of Core Duo servers, Pentium LV.

Date: 2006-03-21 23:01:14.153862
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-03-21
Body: Releasing a new tumgreyspf based on suggestions by Stephen Warren. Trying to help get wifiroamd running on SuSE. Looking at laptop porn with Duncan. A new vPostMaster release. Dangerjim showed me the java studio thing, which looks pretty cool.

Date: 2006-02-07 23:50:35.904834
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-02-07
Body: Showing off my favorite Space Moose. Created a patch for yum that describes using HTTP basic auth.

Date: 2006-02-01 15:18:26.169151
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-01-31
Body: Catching up on some e-mail for work. Talking to Warren about running a business and various other things that escape me at the moment. Avoiding working on the bazcamp site or event, because of other distractions. Cleverly swiping $5 from whizbo.

Date: 2006-01-24 23:17:35.634805
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-01-24
Body: Working out the potential dates for the next Bazcamp. Sending out some e-mail about planning the next one. Talking with folks about different version control systems. Talking about politics, etc.

Date: 2006-01-19 01:31:04.355923
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-01-17
Body: Developing a business plan for Found the Neuros video recording toy that might be fun to get. Working on changes to wifiroamd.

Date: 2006-01-03 23:51:13.288515
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-01-03
Body: With David's help, found a source for these special rack mount screws that I had been looking for. Found some other fun rack toys. Trying to figure out git, sounds like I want to use it in a way that it's not meant to be used, but one of the benefits of git is that it's fairly flexible that way. Helping jim with the nclug site.

Date: 2006-01-01 00:30:53.118331
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-30
Body: Learning darcs. Setting up a test repository with it. Also tried monotone, but I think I'll go with darcs after talking to Jeremy about it. He suggested a way to get it working the way I need. Set up a virtual server to host it. Started merging some code into it in the way I want, but that's a fairly manual process.

Date: 2005-12-30 02:07:25.716682
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-29
Body: Updating the moinmoin on the Linux-HA site from version 1.2.4 to 1.3.5. Wrote a Mailman integration for vPostMaster. Talking about Mailman integration with Scott. Helping Roger get his SATA drive working. Talking with Alan Robertson about the version 2 Linux-HA software. Testing the Mailman integration, it looks like it worked beautifully. Learning about some hacks for doing load-balanced clustering without using an LVS machine. Helping Alan get the web-site showing up without validation errors.

Date: 2005-12-29 01:53:22.018222
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-28
Body: Playing Stoner Flux and Riccochet Robot. Showing a Rails site I did to Steve and Angeli and talking about other web software alternatives. Poking some around on Routes for Python, but not doing much on that. Hanging around and chatting mostly.

Date: 2005-12-27 02:27:50.603906
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-27
Body: Made an htmlfill extension to JOTWeb and created a test form using it. htmlfill is a great Python module by Ian Bicking that will take HTML describing a form, and a dictionary of values and errors, and fill in the "value" fields, and also display any errors in the form. This will make the form paper-path in JOTWeb2 much easier to deal with. I tried helping efm with getting her rowing machine working under Linux, but didn't have much success. Kicked some ass at Katamari Deathmatch. Set up a Linux-HA cluster to test out Linux-HA version 2, but failed, possibly because of segfaults in the cluster resource manager.

Date: 2005-12-20 23:12:34.560629
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-20
Body: Conjecturing on the form that Karl Rove's defense would take. Looking at the urban dead game that JamieL. Talking about firearms. Responding to a few e-mail messages I needed to respond to. Getting back to people about HackWeek and what the plan is there.

Date: 2005-12-06 22:43:19.513829
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-06
Body: Chatting around. Talking about Rails briefly, and VRRP versus CARP versus pfsync, versus heartbeat with Matt. Writing a new blog entry.

Date: 2005-11-29 22:41:54.651450
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-29
Body: Sold some hard drives to Jamie Leben. Talking about the joys of pet ownership. Placing a bid on a switch. Trying to help Roger get this USB wireless card working. Checking out the web-site from svn so I can make some changes. Catching up with mailing-list e-mail. Updating the python RPMs page for 2.4.1.

Date: 2005-11-15 22:52:46.906376
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-15
Body: Talking to als about OpenWRT. Messing around with the IBM laptop fan control code that Kevin pointed me at. Seems to work ok, but it never really drops the fan speed off for me. Signing Jeff and Al Stone's keys. Writing a proposal for a client. Talking with David about digital I/O stuff. Sang "Susie and Debby Anne, here on Gilligans Isle..." Converting one of our CVS repositories to SVN.

Date: 2005-11-01 22:41:43.149352
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-01
Body: Making up porn movie names. Answering e-mail. Talking about random TV shows. Winging about the terms of the Netflix class action suit results. Answering more e-mail. Playing some Zevon for ant, he'd never heard any before.

Date: 2005-10-25 22:13:11.722935
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-10-25
Body: Helping Scott with a client's mailman setup problems. Playing more with dangerjim's camera and showing him my rsync backup scripts and how I'm doing my RAID server setup.

Date: 2005-10-04 23:03:06.317572
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-10-04
Body: Moved the meeting to Mugs. Showing ant and dangerjim this part I had fabricated, after recent discussions about emachineshop. I didn't use emachineshop, but did recently check them out. They would have been pretty expensive and required very long lead times in comparison. Set up a gratuitous ARP to prevent a user who has a virus from hammering the uplink. Reading about NILFS, a new journaling filesystem put out by a telecom company in Japan. Trying that file-system on a test box I have. Sadly, I went through all this effort to set up the test system, and then found that the code for it is not downloadable, the site it's on is hosed.

Date: 2005-09-27 23:27:56.388452
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-09-27
Body: Trying to help Roger with Network Manager. Got some packages built for him, but I don't really know anything about it. Talking with ant about cameras and the FinePix F10. Talking with Jeremy about Rails. Changing the box at the Bean Cycle so that dhcpd runs and serves up another 50 addresses.

Date: 2005-09-20 22:49:15.638449
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-09-20
Body: Writing some code to talk to the RS-232 interfaced multimeter. Wrote some Python code that reads samples periodically and writes them to syslog. As soon as the inductive current probe arrives, I'll be ready to build some rrdtool graphs of power usage in our house. Helped Roger get Atheros drivers working for his wireless card, it locked up the card when I ifconfiged the interface though. Got the wireless card I have with Prism54 chipset working on his box though. He had copied over the MadWiFi source via a FAT file-system, so the files were all renamed lower-case, which caused "make install" to fail since there was now an "install" file that was up to date. Listened to some morcheeba that dangerjim sent over to me. Pretty cool. Creating a 700GB backup partition on the backup server at home.

Date: 2005-09-06 22:43:40.337028
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-09-06
Body: Talking to Al Stone about ipchains modules that are cool and why aren't they in Debian. Having a Hackathon meeting. Talking to Scott about Linux HA setups for routers. Setting up the storage server for the hackathon. Doing more debugging for a client on network problems they are seeing. Helping Roger try to install on a USB external drive.

Date: 2005-08-30 22:51:23.478889
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-30
Body: Buying a new computer. Yay. Researching some audio pre-amps. I need one that other people can operate and that I can operate easily. Ordered a case that Jamie had recommended. Ordered a couple more SATA controllers. Re-installing one of our machines in Denver. Helping Bob with some NFS write weirdness where opening a file for writing doesn't update the atime/mtime unless you write data.

Date: 2005-08-23 23:21:11.865742
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-23
Body: Ordering a new rack-mount server for work. Registering and .com. Trying to decide if I want a flash mp3 player or just a larger hard drive. Hmmm. Fixing efm's laptop so that it uses the VPN to route by default. Helping Kerry get his laptop wifi going, but it was unhappy at a driver level. Going through my e-mail folder of e-mail that's not addressed directly to me.

Date: 2005-08-16 22:52:23.309047
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-16
Body: Ordered a 3-port FXO card for our PBX. Pushing some old hardware I'm selling. Pimping Asterisk. Looking for an MP3 player... again... More planning on the Hackathon. Sold my camera to Brian.

Date: 2005-08-02 23:00:00.254081
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-02
Body: Signed up for AOL's "Feedback loop" so I know when their users report spam coming from our or our clients address blocks. Talking graphics cards with Brian and Jamie. Set up my laptop to dhcp/PXE boot so Brian could re-install grub on his laptop. Set up mailing list for the hackathon the end of next month. Chatting with people about just random stuff and the Hackathon.

Date: 2005-07-27 01:23:05.479424
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-07-26
Body: Helping set up Rich's laptop with USB wireless. Got his laptop to crash when scanning, but if you didn't scan it would work just fine. If you did "iwlist wlan0 scan" it would puke. The driver is zd1211. Writing a couple of e-mails I have to finish tonight. Chatting with the various people. Trying to figure out if I started using google in 1996 or 1998, I'm pretty sure it was 1996, but the google corporate history seems to imply that it started in 1998, but that talks about Menlo Park, and I know I started using it when it was still at Stanford. Trying another install of Ubuntu over PXE, it seems to be working now.

Date: 2005-07-19 23:51:32.385682
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-07-19
Body: Worked on a new accounting system for IP traffic which can handle gigabit rates for thousands of individual users. Just work stuff.

Date: 2005-07-07 22:02:36.165246
Chapter Name: blug
Meeting: blug 2005-07-07
Body: Ripping a couple of new CDs I got. Andy Dick, very amusing. Set up a virtual machine for a user that said "WTF" on IRC to me. Tried to figure out why PHP is broken on one program I'm trying to build. Came up with an alternate way of implementing it that hopefully will be happier. Pointed out the sushi USB drives to a sushi-lover friend. Talking about 1U servers.

Date: 2005-06-28 23:13:49.825670
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-28
Body: Chatted a lot. Made some attempts to close python bugs, but didn't make much progress. urllib2 is a maze of twisty little passages. Tried to make a sticker but gimp is a maze of twisty little passages. Answering some e-mail. Starting the upgrade process to FC4, beginning the package downloads.

Date: 2005-06-21 22:58:17.530564
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-21
Body: Talking about thermodynamics. Yes, on purpose. Building a new Postfix RPM with PostgreSQL support enabled. Talking to Kevin about FC4 with his setup, and Brian about Ubuntu/Kbuntu. Contemplating switching to Ubuntu so that I don't have to do big upgrades every once in a while, but doing regular smaller upgrades. Could possibly get the same from Debian, though I suspect setting up the average desktop would be more work to do in Debian. Re-installing FC4 on a test box so I can test vPostMaster on it, again. Hopefully the last test. Got FC4 vPostMaster working. Looking over some portable audio players with Brian, he found a bunch that will play Ogg. Cool.

Date: 2005-06-07 22:36:03.562415
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-07
Body: Playing with Taggart's bluetooth mouse. Trying to reproduce a problem reported with Python, but ran out of disc space. Ugh. The problem is with a >2GB tar file with more than 3 million entries. Creating that many empty files was an issue. I guess I'll have to try on a machine with more space. Good thing I have a few of those. Chatting with everyone. Trying to load but it was slow. This is the Yahoo site which allows you to select if you're searching for products or information or the like. Figuring out what to do about the hackathon in September.

Date: 2005-05-31 23:03:51.798305
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-31
Body: Closed a Python bug. Talked about how nice it would be to have my VHS collection on digital. Writing up documentation for pympass. Released it, including RPMs: for more information. Setting up a new VPS for a customer.

Date: 2005-05-17 22:52:03.876695
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-17
Body: Looking at trashy bumperstickers. Setting up mirroring at a client's site. Working on updating my presentation for ISPCon. Getting Brian Cairns to build a GPG key and exchanging key signatures with him. Helping him with some ways to securely download and install a package. Setting up OpenVPN on my home firewall. Didn't get very far.

Date: 2005-05-03 22:44:53.153774
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-03
Body: Hacking the Hacking Society web site with Brian. Starting to add session support.

Date: 2005-04-26 22:58:42.028210
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-04-26
Body: Asked around if anyone is interested in doing a hack weekend. Looks like we might do camping for one. That would be very nice. Worked on some work code for setting up shaping rules. Answered some e-mail. Handed off some code to whizbo for screen-scraping a web-site. Chatted with everyone. Made some suggestions to Brian about interesting ways he can combine a new tool he's built with an existing tool he built. Nice time.

Date: 2005-04-19 22:35:38.771099
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-04-19
Body: Closing some python tracker bugs. Chimed in on a few others. Screwed around on, started using it this weekend and I'm having fun with it. Read abou the idea of "holding pens" in todo lists. Seems like a good idea, I've kind of been doing that for a while. Wrote up a maintenance notice. Did some work stuff, nothing interesting. Caught up on a bit of e-mail.

Date: 2005-04-05 22:47:17.162854
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-04-05
Body: Close a bug in the Python tracker. commented on a couple of others. Helped NCIC with their BGP routing. Problems with adding a new BGP route. Regretfully, failing because the new configuration is beyond my knowledge of BGP. I think I understand what's happening, but not how to fix it. We're trying to announce a route that someone else is giving to us, but it's not getting advertised to our peers because they are announcing that route to us.

Date: 2005-03-30 00:18:37.339084
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-29
Body: Just doing work, moving a bunch of virtual machines from Fort Collins to our new facility in Denver. Extremely tedious.

Date: 2005-03-15 22:29:52.507186
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-15
Body: Fixing the web-site, had dropped the Aliases to the Mailman part when I upgraded to the new site. Catching up a bit on my e-mail, to get ready for PyCon next week. Made google answer the question "What's so special about the Opera Galleria" for one of the other folks.

Date: 2005-03-01 23:07:20.979802
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-01
Body: Helping Brian build an RPM of gtkwifi. Unracked some servers to take home. Answered some e-mail. Did some vegging. Took orders for the new Hacking Society shirts. Updated the HS shirt page so that others could order and see what colors are available.g

Date: 2005-02-22 22:58:41.774632
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-22
Body: Installed FC3 on a new system. Impressive, since the box was 60 miles away. Downloaded the FC3 ISOs (not in that order). Average download speed was around 33mbps, which is totally respectable. Tweeked around with some of the system setups at the new facility, installed software, etc. Chatted around some. Got TFTP and PXE and DHCP to allow me to do the remote installs. Worked good.

Date: 2005-02-15 22:58:45.676003
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-15
Body: Helping Roger a bit with his kernel. Got him to install KRUD FC3, the easiest way to get the 2.6 kernel. Caught up on slashdot, showed off this KVM-over-IP thing that runs VNC. Did some chatting. Ran out of steam, mostly. Tried out the new Pre-N WiFi thing, but it had huge problems.

Date: 2005-02-01 23:05:05.067698
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-01
Body: Searched for more space for our hosting. Hunt hunt. Helped Brian with his applet, and Shaun with his kernel building. Traced down some power lines so I can deploy some more UPSs without taking systems down. Demoed my new postfix mail system.

Date: 2005-01-25 22:46:53.906085
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-01-25
Body: Got a couple of boxen set up with heartbeat for testing, but didn't get very far becuse the wireless uplink they were on was pretty nasty. Exchanged some data with whizbo. Moved some data around on backup servers. Lugged some hardware up and down stairs. Talked swsusp and kernel building stuff with skm.