Buglinks; Life


Added a small number of links to buglinks.org. Head over there and add your project’s bug reporting site to the list. (Well actually, wait for me to add it… hmm.)


My grandmother died early Friday morning after a week in hospital. It was really really strange. I had somehow subconsciously gotten the impression that people didn’t die suddenly anymore, other than by accident – I thought they spent years and years in hospital and then died…

For the first time since I left home, I’m really really homesick.

Certification (and Nomic); The Dish

Certification (and Nomic)

Thanks schoen. Probably I don’t deserve Journeyer in any field due to the Nomic game – its run over email and the list hasn’t worked for two months. That’s a summer job! I have considered trying to automate the Nomic game actually – but it involves modifiying certain rules, some of which are immutable (we play off the initial ruleset, and haven’t gotten rid of immutable rules). I think possibly a new games could start off a mod_virgule base though…

The Dish

I’ve heard the true story jamesm links to before – someone currently working at Parkes spoke about it in an interview on Radio National. He didn’t sound as nonplussed as the Honeysuckle Creek person did. I think Honeysuckle Creek had the moon walk all to themselves too – Armstrong’s decision to walk early meant the moon was below the horizon at Parkes. That certainly doesn’t happen in the movie 🙂

Sunday 15 October 2000

cwinters, another interesting interdisciplinary book is David Deutsch’s The Fabric of Reality – I have no idea how much of it is even remotely sane, but its fun.

Temper, temper…
I have demonstrated yet again that my temper gets in the way of any sysadmining competance I might develop – SuSE’s YAST2 inserted a ^@ in /etc/rc.config somehow before it defines the networking variables and it took ages to figure out why the networking wouldn’t come up. It wasn’t me who figured it out, either. If I upgrade to 7.0 anytime soon, I’ll have to see if that can be reproduced. Now I have to get ssh working…

Having fun bike-riding at the moment. Made a lesuirely little trip around the Sydney Harbour shore near Drummoyne.

The Dish

I too saw it last night – it has been released in Sydney at least jamesh. It was interesting… I’ve never seen that much of the coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing (it was twelve years before I was born…)

It made me a bit homesick too – I spent most of my life living in Orange, which isn’t too far from Parkes. And yes, the radio telescope really is in the middle of a sheep paddock – well a paddock anyway. And it’s sheep country, so there would have to be sheep somewhere in the vicinity.


Well – it’s up. No one has contributed anything – but it only existed as an idea since last night – thanks to Telsa, and as a webpage for a few minutes 🙂

I figure my learning curve about free software projects will be sort of fast – if I don’t get any submissions, I’ll just research it myself. And maybe I’ll find one to code… anyone got a non-urgent project for a proto-apprentice to cut her teeth on?