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Aug 30, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

Vacation? What's that?

I just got back from attending a friend’s wedding back in my hometown. Well, she’s more of my wife’s friend, but that’s not significant enough to matter. In the interest of saving a few dollars (just over $300) and a few days dog kennel money, I adjusted my stay down a few days and the price dropped dramatically. If I had stayed an additional week, I could have gotten the same deal, but it would have cost me 7 days consulting rates and the extra 7 days kennel fees (as well as taxing my relationship with the person taking care of my cats).

Aug 14, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

new project: mini-home-ecg

Note: I have no idea who posted this. I’d have to rebuild the old site to get the author information. The joy of fixing up the conversions from the many systems I have used over the years.. So, I’ve been having pulse irregularities and heart palpitations (well, not sure of the technical meanings of these terms - but my pulse rate isn’t regular and I feel funny things in my chest).

Aug 9, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Way too busy (and loving it!)

Life gets interesting when you are juggling a bunch of things and events just happen around you in a random fashion. Writing training material for the LPI 101 exam preparation and presenting it on Monday nights. There are at least 5 local usergroups that I am a member of which I go to meetings during the month and a few international ones that I try to attend the IRC chats for There is the day job which keeps me busy writing papers and documentation as well as trying to squeeze in new methodologies and testing Rebuild of my home environment (which always take a back burner), although I managed to upgrade my two macs last week, so I can get some videos finished and the audio sessions from BSDCan finished.

Aug 9, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Meeting - Thursday July 16, 19:00 @ Fidus

Topics: We will be (hopefully) following up with Bruce on his postfix install (you blogging that yet Bruce?) There will be an LPI Exam seating in October (details Thursday night) CMS Systems (specifically this website) Features Spam User Registration ISP Providers and static addresses SpamAssassin Configuration Lots of topics, not a lot of details yet. The SpamAssassin will be have some real info, the others are discussion topics.

Jul 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Post Meeting Commentary

Well, last night was our July meeting - average turnout I would guess, all of 5 people. I suspect this may start changing if I ever get around to promoting on a somewhat larger scale. We had a bit of a mixed bag tonight: Photo show of Scotland Announcement of an upcoming seminar series from the HTCIA (Ottawa Chapter) Discussion of the postfix session from two meetings ago LPI exams for October A slide show of some “motivational posters” There was also a minor challenge issued to the attendees by Brenda to blog something even if it’s just a “Hi, this is my first blog, be kind” type of thing.