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A bit on Tooling

Last weekend, I finished the construction part of my garden shed. The last bit mostly playing with the circular saw, taking rough boards and making them square, then angling them so that they would fit under the roof. It took … Continue reading

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Akademy: the social bits

So far at Akademy and QtCon, I’ve been quiet on the blogging front. That’s mostly because it’s been really really busy from morning to night with technical and social things. Quick recap of the social bits: Jonathan rented a non-party … Continue reading

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Going to Akademy

I’m going to Akademy! Akademy 2016, as part of QtCon, that is. I missed last year in A Coruña because it conflicted with my family summer vacation, but this year is just fine (although if I was a university student … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Mountains

So the last train has left Randa, and we can look back at a — judging from the bugs that were fixed and the ideas that were traded and the code that was written — successful sprint. The last two … Continue reading

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FreeBSD in Randa

There will be a BSD-centric talk at Akademy / QtCon this september. Yay! Since it’s rainy in Randa today, I’m going to write a little about all the bits-and-pieces of FreeBSD packaging that I worked on. The *NIX-packaging BoF has … Continue reading

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Randa in General

One of the nice things about the Randa meetings is — for me at least — is the return to an almost student-like work scheme. Sleep, eat, code, repeat. The hacking room downstairs (there’s two more upstairs) has 16 people … Continue reading

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GPG key transition

Some time ago I blogged about resuming the use of my GPG key (with short-ID FEA2A3FE, which I always thought was a neat ID). On that post someone commented that the key way weak and didn’t follow current best practices … Continue reading

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Dutch BSD Desktop Dev Beer Day

There’s a handful of BSD-oriented, desktop-oriented, developers in the Netherlands that I know of. Koos. Raphael. Perhaps some remnants of KDE-NL, or a wandering GNOME developer. Or other desktop systems. Anyway, I’m launching the idea to have some kind of … Continue reading

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Nethack 3.6 has landed

A little over a month ago I wrote about Nethack 3.6 being released. I haven’t ascended in it yet — Kerbal Space Program has been occupying spare cycles instead. But after a bit of massaging and extra goes-around because of … Continue reading

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Resuming GPG

I think I spent nearly five years GPG-Free. When I was with the FSFE, I know I spent some time fiddling with the smartcard variant, even. But then I spent a long time working in places where secure communications meant … Continue reading

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