Sunday, October 31, 2004

A night out in town

Went out last night with krh and ssp. We were in downtown Lowell. It was smashing.


Two happy users

It creates a lot of fuzz and attention telling people you’re from Denmark; I think we got four or five free drinks on that account.


Happy people

Of course, recovering, the day after, is never easy.



I spent some time outside; that helped with the hangover.

Today and yesterday I’ve been looking into teaching LVM2 to HAL. The goal is simple; here’s one use case: Hooratio attaches two hard disks (say, mirrored or striped) and he should get a single entry in the /etc/fstab file and an icon in computer:///, automounting and all the other goodies we now have in the Utopia stack. I think that is somewhat easy to do through a callout plus some minimal changes to the hal daemon.

I’ve also been looking into dm-crypt; that’s a bit more tricky but entirely doable. Basically, what I’m looking for is gnome-volume-manager popping up a dialog asking for a passphrase. For bonus, throw in an emblem in Nautilus, possibly context menu options such as “Encrypt Filesystem”, “Decrypt Filesystem”, “Change Passphrase”, gnome-keyring integration.

Yesterday I bought an APC Biopod. It was kind of an impulse purchase (no open source Linux driver), well it was only $50, but I hope to find some time to write a small driver for getting the image from the device. It would be totally rad to have this work with gnome-keyring and other authentication mechanisms.

Oh, btw, I got the apartment in Somerville - I got the lease yesterday! Will be moving in tuesday or possibly already tomorrow monday. Also, krh is getting the apartment right next door as he also fancies the magnificent view of the Boston skyline. Will post pictures later.

Thursday, October 28, 2004



So, tomorrow at noon I’m going to meet with a broker to look at this apartment. Looks good: two bedroom, two bathroom, balcony and close to where all the action is. If all the stars align as I want them to, I might have it as soon as monday. That would rock. Wish me luck.


The Cavalier with the roof off - this morning

I gave krh a ride this morning as his car in no longer going vroom vroom; right now it’s more fzz.. fzz... Poor guy. Wish him luck.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Fitting in

Woow. Finally got my act together after being over here in the US for about 4 weeks now. So I setup this blog so I can, uhm, broadcast information rather than answering individual mails. Which is good as the latter is somewhat timeconsuming. So, to do this the right way I’ve also subscribed a bunch of friends and family; I’m sure they’re all delighted about reading when I buy a new brand of toothpaste and whatever. We’ll see :-)


A view of Manhatten on a trip to Raleigh, NC

Things have been very hectic with work up until last week or so, with the freezing of what will become Fedora Core 3. This release features HAL and other components from the Utopia stack that I and others have been working on for the past year.


Yay! Plugging in the hard disk from my old FC1 server Just Works(tm).

I’m pretty happy with the outcome; big thanks go to Kay for all his patches and hard work especially on the volume_id library. He rocks.

The US is a strange and wonderful place at the same time. One thing is that I’ve become somewhat a baseball fan with Red Sox and their powerful comeback; it looks like they are going to beat the curse this year. Another thing is that I’m down to fifteen cigarattes a day. I guess that is a good thing.

For the record, my new car so much beats the one that krh bought :-)

Well, off to find a bar and see the Red Sox play.


Got myself a car


Now to find a more permanent place to live.