Author name: Dan Langille

Dan does Utah!

I’m heading off to Utah at the end of the month. The primary goal is to do some mountain biking in Moab. I’ve been there before but it’s time to go back again. As part of my trip preparation, I contacted the Greater Utah BSD User Group (aka GUBUG. Wouldn’t you know it! They’re having …

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New box

I got a really sweet deal on a computer: Dell Optiplex GX-260 CPU 2.4 GHz HDD 20 GB RAM 512 MB CD ROM Re-Writable NIC 3COM internal speakers build-in sound card Windows XP MS-Office XP Yes, that INCLUDES the original CDs for that software, still shrink wrapped! That alone is worth the CAD$150 price. I’ve …

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Bacula – your time to donate!

If you use Bacula, now is the time to donate. The project is raising funds to drive an encryption subproject. All funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The original call for funds is here and here. The status as of today is here (they are just under the 40% mark).

Avoiding deadlock on FreshPorts

FreshPorts is an automated reporting mechanism for the FreeBSD ports and package. You may be familiar with freshmeat, upon which FreshPorts is loosely based. The major difference is that FreshPorts is 100% automated; everything operates off scripts. Features The key features of FreshPorts includes a powerful search tool and the ability to create custom watch …

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