Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Microsoft "Community" blog

A colleague of mine blogged about the installation of W2k8 Hyper-V (in Dutch) and as such ended up in a mailing that I get too.

While reading his blog entry, I wondered whether it would be possible to use that same ""IT-Professionals Community Blog"" blog as they call it and post about interesting, real technical stuff and improvements... you know... Innovation and stuff. I felt I had a right to do so; I get the mailing because I'm M$ certified, now give me a M$ blog to let me put out the (correct) message.

However, trying to register, this is what I get: while clicking on (which to me is the Join link)

Try it yourself, see what a M-$tyle community blog looks like.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Linux Kenniscel Coordinator bij OGD

Ik ben sinds deze week de nieuwe Linux Kenniscel Coordinator bij mijn werkgever, Operator Groep Delft (OGD)

Dit betekent dat alles wat met Linux te maken heeft bij dit detacheringsbedrijf (overigens de nummer 1 in beheer -Computable ICT Services Guide 2008) langskomt, van partnerships tot gesprekken met klanten en leveranciers... Wel even totaal iets anders dan tot op heden, met mijn "hier-is-een-regel-code-die-toffe-shit-doet" insteek.

Het betekent wel dat ik iets vaker naar het kantoor in Delft moet dan dat nu het geval is voor cursussen die ik geef, maar aan de andere kant bevindt ik me binnen OGD nu opeens wel in het centrum van mijn kleine universum.

Er staat een hoop op stapel, maar voordat ik mijn tanden ergens in kan zetten wat betreft mijn nieuwe rol zal ik eerst gevierd moeten worden op de Red Hat Summit en de Fedora User and Developer Conference.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dear Clayton Brown

Dear Clayton Brown,

next time you launch a website, or platform, or planet, don't harass people with your spam. You require action from the users reading your email - which besides being *just wrong*, I think is very sick. Plain and simple.

You offer opt-out, instead of opt-in, which I think is not at all respectable. It shows you incapable of doing the right thing. Needless to say, I've opted out to prevent any future communication with you. You can leave a comment though, as I'm sure you are reading this (Quote) "Your blog Some FUD of my own caught our attention." Right, I'm sure it did. NOT. I doubt you'll ever hit this blog again.

You offer people to claim what you are harvesting from the web, like it isn't already theirs. If they do, how many of them realize their home address is public, and choose to have it that way, you think? I guess you did not find it worthwhile warning your users for this little side-effect. In fact, it isn't even mentioned anywhere in your spam.

Thanks for playing your part in giving Web 2.0 a boost to Web 666.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fedora Unity Blog

Fedora Unity has brought another blog to this world, to which I'll be posting all Revisor and pyJigdo and other Fedora related content soon-ish, so that I can use this blog for my own personal stuff -and not bother you with it ;-)

Check out, which explains why anyone doing Fedora 8 installation media spins is unable to start the graphical installer when booting the media.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fedora Unity releases Fedora 7 Re-Spin

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 7. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on Fedora 7 and all updates released as of January 18th, 2008. The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via jigdo starting Thursday, January 24th, 2008. We have included CD Image sets for those in the Fedora community that do not have DVD drives or burners available.

Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included. These updates might otherwise comprise more than 1.99GiB of downloads for a full installation. This is a community project, for and by the community. You can contribute to the community by joining our test process.

A special thanks goes out to:

- Ben Williams (Southern_Gentlem),
- Jeffrey Tadlock (iWolf),
- Dana Hoffman Jr. (Harley-D),
- Jason Farrell (zcat)

Who have tested this Re-Spin in only 4 days (testing includes running 23 tests twice, per architecture -138 in total).

Please note that this Re-Spin obsoletes the previous F7 Re-Spin by Fedora Unity, "20071030".

If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts, please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available at or the #fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (

Go to to get the bits!

To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fedora FUDCon HackFest

After a nice, smooth flight from Amsterdam to Raleigh, via Philadelphia -which BTW is a bad airport to have a three hour stay-over although they do have power outlets, there's no WiFi that I could connect to and tunnel through, and just so happened to have a really long line at Customs-, Jonathan Steffan and myself started the HackFest almost immediately after my arrival ;-)

Today at the "formal" HackFest we've actually accomplished some milestones for Revisor. We've long anticipated the moment we could import livecd-tools and actually start using that, and after pulling the bits from GIT we are now able to do so. Hopefully, this version is going to end up in at least rawhide soon, too.

In addition, we hooked modcobbler back into what is becoming 2.1.0, hopefully soon to be released to rawhide! 2.1.0 has been re-factored to include these modules, which practically enables us to plug-in all kinds of modules without having to re-factor our base application anymore. The GUI at this point is going to become a module to the Revisor base application also. We'll ensure though that 'yum install revisor' does install the Joe User GUI application ;-)

Next up is the rest of the Revisor modules; we'll start with modjigdo and the separate application pyjigdo, just to make sure the Fedora Unity Re-Spin process are smoothened.