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Sat 07 February 2009

FOSDEM 2009

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

My head still hurts a bit from the lack of sleep last night, but it's worth it. The beer event was just plain awesome (those Belgian people sure know how to brew their beer) and the aftermath -- roaming through the streets of Brussels in search for some great kebab with …

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Wed 04 February 2009

Energy level: critical

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Sorry if I sound whiny, but I have to get this out of my system (hey, this is my rantbox remember? :). Currently, I'm feeling like most of my energy has left me; I have to finish an assignment for my study (deadline any time now), spend my time at work …

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Sat 31 January 2009

Happy birthday to me

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm about to throw a little party at our place for which I invited a lot of family and friends. Some of those people unfortunately suffer from the flu or busy agendas and had to invite themselves another evening, but it seems we will still have quite a lot of …

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Wed 28 January 2009

Russian spam

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

From: Пирогов Eff Solution 2009 
To: Me
Subject: Спасительное решение в современных условиях
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:07:58 +0530
Reply-to: perfectionismop3@lycos.com
X-Mailer: PHP

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Tue 27 January 2009

Server migration woes and victories

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Yesterday evening the server hosting aquariusoft.org's services was scheduled for migration to another machine in another data center. As it is a virtual private server (better known as a virtual machine) on a Xen host, this would mean shutting it down, copying the image over the interconnect to the …

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Sat 17 January 2009

Looking forward to FOSDEM 2009

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

For the third time in a row I'll be attending FOSDEM in Brussels, first weekend of February. I'm looking forward to it because it's a very rich event with a lot of variety, exposing the diversity of the FOSS communities through lots of presentations given by tons of projects. Finally …

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Thu 15 January 2009

To tweet or not to tweet

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Twitter is well known by (weblogging?) online people. It's essentially microblogging, meaning that you update it more often than you would do with a weblog. Now I can see people rolling their eyes: "Oh noes, even more crap about what someone is eating currently or how the final product of …

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Wed 14 January 2009

diginaut.net

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I have been looking for a new domain which would work in parallel with aquariusoft.org. People tend to stumble a bit on that domain's name when getting my email address or url, so I wanted something more fool proof (cue Universe inventing a better fool).

Anyway, today in my …

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Sun 04 January 2009

Things I'm going to do in 2009

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Things I want^H^H^H^Ham going to do this year:

  • Read more books. Ever since I'm travelling by car to work (the railway connection is aweful), I'm reading a lot less. At home I spend a lot of time reading electronic stuff, but that's mostly news, not fiction …

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