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Name: Sam Hart
Member since: 2001-02-13 15:50:18
Last Login: 2011-01-31 22:57:40

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Currently the project manager and lead developer for several free-software projects. Here's four of them:

But my current claim to fame is as the manager for the Tux4Kids project.

Skilled in many programming languages, but prefer C/C++ and Perl.


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Drupal Migration #1
I mentioned last entry that the siren song of Drupal was calling me, well I have my new Drupal site up and running.

My principle problem has been that I want to keep all my old content active, and I'm too lazy to write some crazy import script to pull it all into Drupal. Also, I'd like the current content to be themed the same as the Drupal content, but this, in and of itself isn't hard since I did make a theming engine somewhere in Noink that I use on my personal site.

At any rate, the new site is online here I will work on integrating now, but, as we all know, I can be slow with these due to all my work. It may take some time before I make it the primary site.
Declaring Email Bankruptcy
Total Unread Messages
  • Personal INBOX: 536
  • Work INBOX: 682
  • Misc. other filtered folders: 12791
I suck at email.

Okay... maybe I don't suck. Maybe the problem is email is one of the worst methods of communication ever conceived by man. Perhaps the problem is email is easier to create than consume. Any jackass can string a few words together and fire them off to some coworker down the hall or acquaintance thousands of miles away. But actually reading that email, processing it, and forming a reply, that's harder.

What I really should do is eliminate email from my life entirely. Regrettably, I can't do that.

So, I'm doing the next best thing. I'm declaring email bankruptcy, moving all my unread shit to an email dmz and moving on. If you've emailed me something in the last... oh, idunno... millennia, and I haven't responded... resubmit (unless it isn't important).

Also, I've grown weary of using nonews-lite on my site. I've been using Drupal on my clan site for nearly 4 years now, and have really fell in-love with it.

So, the siren call of Drupal has brought me to the grand idea of unification. If I can get as much crap I host under the Drupal banner, it will reduce maintenance dramatically. Also, it will provide me with a commonality in site administration that my feeble and tired brain desires.

So, in a few days, weeks, or months (hey, I can't commit on any time-frames with how hectic my life is) I will be retiring my current home-page and migrating to a new and shiny Drupal site. All of the old content will remain here, I just don't like URLs dropping off the face of the planet, but it will become even more outdated than it already is.
Fuck you, Google
Google has very quickly become my least favorite company thanks to this AdSense fiasco.

If you recall, I had a very similar experience with Google AdSense.

The thing that I find most disturbing is how little play these stories are getting in the news media. Here Google has become this juggernaut of internet advertising, and yet you have to really search to find the many many stories of Google cancelling AdSense under questionable circumstances. Of course, that should come as no surprise when you realize that Google also is the juggernaut of internet searching.
Server outage
Sad that my posts to my web log lately have all been to warn of server outages, but oh well. The following servers will be down due to a planned server outage:
Also down are any other servers that are virtual on these that I may have forgot.

This planned outage will be for approximately 12 hours. The big problem is, when it is scheduled to come back online I will be unable to verify that everything is back online.

Basically, if you have any problems with these, you may have to wait until Monday, March 20th, before I can fix them.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

<small>[1] : has a fallover server, and will likely still work
[2] : rpmstrap has a mirror here that will still be active
IRC Goodness
Wish I had some real updates here, but everything is just too hectic to do much lately :-P

Instead, I just wanted to share with the world in general some of the humor I've amassed from IRC. Basically, every once in a while, something funny is said or done and I feel a need to capture it for posterity.

I know this means no one is safe when they share a channel with me, but, bah, what do I care?

Anyway, without further ado, a smaill listing of my favorites:

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criswell certified others as follows:

  • criswell certified criswell as Apprentice
  • criswell certified angelsun as Journeyer
  • criswell certified modus as Apprentice
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  • criswell certified Mulad as Apprentice
  • criswell certified Raphael as Journeyer
  • criswell certified ishamael as Journeyer
  • criswell certified suso as Journeyer
  • criswell certified ajv as Master
  • criswell certified lucas as Journeyer
  • criswell certified sej as Journeyer
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  • criswell certified Mystic as Journeyer
  • criswell certified mattbradshaw as Journeyer
  • criswell certified futility as Journeyer
  • criswell certified technik as Journeyer
  • criswell certified gregf as Apprentice
  • criswell certified hub as Journeyer
  • criswell certified bstpierre as Journeyer
  • criswell certified abg as Apprentice
  • criswell certified donky as Apprentice
  • criswell certified rooneg as Journeyer
  • criswell certified jao as Journeyer
  • criswell certified bombastic as Apprentice
  • criswell certified maelstorm as Journeyer
  • criswell certified dmerrill as Journeyer
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  • criswell certified onki as Journeyer
  • criswell certified paladine as Journeyer
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  • criswell certified andrewsj as Journeyer
  • criswell certified bjf as Apprentice
  • criswell certified aaronsw as Apprentice
  • criswell certified fxn as Journeyer
  • criswell certified jono as Master
  • criswell certified ks as Journeyer
  • criswell certified torsten as Journeyer
  • criswell certified extra as Journeyer
  • criswell certified tromey as Master
  • criswell certified lypanov as Journeyer
  • criswell certified RossBurton as Journeyer
  • criswell certified chipx86 as Journeyer
  • criswell certified realblades as Journeyer
  • criswell certified gary as Master
  • criswell certified jtjm as Journeyer
  • criswell certified stevej as Journeyer
  • criswell certified schultmc as Master

Others have certified criswell as follows:

  • criswell certified criswell as Apprentice
  • suso certified criswell as Journeyer
  • ajv certified criswell as Journeyer
  • angelsun certified criswell as Journeyer
  • ringbark certified criswell as Journeyer
  • mattbradshaw certified criswell as Journeyer
  • technik certified criswell as Apprentice
  • modus certified criswell as Apprentice
  • magsilva certified criswell as Journeyer
  • welisc certified criswell as Apprentice
  • gregf certified criswell as Apprentice
  • bombastic certified criswell as Journeyer
  • bstpierre certified criswell as Journeyer
  • jao certified criswell as Journeyer
  • maelstorm certified criswell as Journeyer
  • Raphael certified criswell as Journeyer
  • andrewsj certified criswell as Journeyer
  • fxn certified criswell as Journeyer
  • jono certified criswell as Journeyer
  • jooon certified criswell as Apprentice
  • rupert certified criswell as Journeyer
  • ks certified criswell as Journeyer
  • stevej certified criswell as Journeyer
  • jtjm certified criswell as Journeyer
  • chipx86 certified criswell as Journeyer
  • realblades certified criswell as Journeyer
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