Category: debian

  • Writing Free Software – Part 1

    There are a lot of folks who want to learn how to write software, I hear. So I’ll see if I can write something up about it. I’m going to assume that the reader has at their disposal an i386-class computer running Ubuntu or Debian. This will all probably work for other operating systems, but […]

  • An update

    I don’t really have anything really exciting to report, so y’all get to listen to me blather. And after all, that’s what blogs are for anyway, right? Zelda is turning 11 months old this month. This is still my favorite picture: I have been dishonorably discharged from Amazon. It seems that I am incompetent. It […]

  • IKVM basics

    So, I’m not much of a java guy, but I need to know how to get at the CLI, given a java interface. Let’s assume for brevity that one has an ubuntu machine available: $ sudo apt-get install ikvm ikvm-native icepick icepick-gcj …. $ mkdir hello-ikvm && cd hello-ikvm $ cat > hello.java class hello […]

  • From Lang.NET 2008 – Wednesday

    0843 Alrighty… we’re online. I checked in on #debian-mono, and meebey had plenty of suggestions on how to fix the .deb. 0923 There’s a talk on IronRuby. Microsoft is implementing a Ruby compiler on the CLI. It uses the DLR to do the heavy lifting. It is currently slow :) Contributions are being accepted for […]

  • From Lang.NET 2008 – Tuesday

    0834 No snow today. The commute was easy. Last night, I downloaded the DLR and worked with it a little. I’ve hosted a gzipped binary version of the assembly on colliertech.org as well as a bzip2ed tarball of the source. A quick google search tells me that the OSI has approved the Microsoft Public License […]

  • Setting up a cluster

    So… I guess at this point, the hosts on colliertech.org could be considered a cluster. We have all of the services you would expect from a real ISP running on the network at this point. I think. I’m learning more and more as I go along. I set up autofs for the first time this […]

  • Prebuild Autotools target

    Hello public, I’m putting some effort into GtkGlAreaSharp again. The supporting bits aren’t really production-ready, though, so rather than hacking on the widget itself and its associated examples, I’m beefing up the underlying platform. The first step in the process is making Prebuild a viable meta-build system. Right now it works pretty well for generating […]

  • Bind configuration cleaned up

    Okay. That wasn’t so bad. Now I need to find out whether people are querying colliertech.org or ns1.colliertech.org and ns2.colliertech.org. If colliertech.org is still getting the brunt of the requests, I need to find out how I misconfigured bind and then fix it. If the requests have started flowing to ns1.colliertech.org (66.152.65.10) and ns2.colliertech.org (66.152.65.11) […]

  • DNS changes

    I’m working on the family’s servers over vacation. I’m moving a bunch of the bandwidth-consuming bits off of the server on the T1. One of the services I’m moving to its own VM is bind9. I figure it should live on its own box that does only DNS-ish stuff. That way I can make sure […]

  • currently 153 release critical bugs in etch. Get to it.

    http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/12/msg00004.html http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php?bydist=etch