Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Released Today

Today marks the release of Mandriva Linux 2009.0 (the 23rd Mandriva release!) and for the first time in probably 5 years, I was actually involved with it's development. =) The last few years I've stepped away from any sort of a developers role simply due to lack of time (security …

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Subversion 1.5.x upgrade oddities

Found some weirdness with subversion 1.5 today. I had previously upgraded to 1.5.1 when it came out (from 1.4.x) and found I couldn't commit to svn+ssh urls. 1.5.2 fixes that, but has a naughty habbit of upgrading the repository format behind your …

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Interview with me on TR

Well, when my previous TechMail editor Sonja Thompson asked me to do an interview for TechRepublic a week or so ago, I was up for the gig but little did I realize until yesterday that it was for a podcast. I suppose if I had known that I would have …

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Canadian do not call list

The Canadian national do not call list is up which basically prevents telemarketers from phoning you, by registering your phone number(s) in the registry. All I can say is "about damn time".

Anyways, if you're Canadian and as annoyed by those yahoo telemarketers as me, you may want to …

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On the road to Getting Things Done

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behaviour. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behaviour." -- Dee Hock

I'm reading David Allen's Getting Things Done book and this quote really stuck out at me. Totally true. I know a few people to whom …

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