Name: Paul Tansom
Member since: 2001-10-09 13:28:08
Last Login: 2015-08-19 15:56:32



I used to be heavily involved with SmoothWall and worked for CaveOnet while they lasted, and have also contributed to the IPCop project. Currently managing my own company specialising in Linux and other FLOSS solutions, but also supporting Windows because that's life!

I'm pretty active in the UK LUG world and also in the Linux Solution Providers organisation in the UK as well as AFFS and the Open Source Consortium).

I've done some work with two UK based Linux magazines (Linux User & Developer and Linux Format).

On the actual coding front I am working (very slowly in tiny bits of spare time) on a knowledge base / helpdesk system at the moment that has a database back end and web front end and playing with common backend code to some of my websites (P & LSA and Sailsite primarily).

As you can see I've not ended up being a frequent visitor here, but I have no started a weblog, although it is on my Linuxlore website and not here I'm afraid.

Recent blog entries by whaletales

Well I've popped in having remembered I have an account here and everything seems to be very quiet indeed. The interface here, as I spotted mentioned elsewhere (but forget which diary it was now, and I'm not going to track it down!), is less than intuitive and may be discouraging activity. Wouldn't it make sense to switch to a Planet based system to incorporate peoples own diaries/blogs? For those without the facility simply providing a shared blog here that also feeds the Planet would do the trick. Just a thought in passing...

15 Mar 2004 (updated 15 Mar 2004 at 23:37 UTC) »

Well it's a long time since I joined and I've just updated my info. If you're really lucky I'll find the time to write something interesting, but that may be tricky given the time I'm putting into work. Still at least it is significantly Linux and FLOSS related - although that's probably more to my benefit than any poor soles reading this! By the way, since I'm back here editing a typo I may as well apologise for the fact that I added this forgetting that it will hit the home page for a while. It was as much for my reference when I drop back in as anything else - hope you weren't too bored reading these few lines!

OK, I'm here, and I shall have to sit and observe for a while. Still, there's no point trying to run before you can walk as they say. With any luck I'll be able to think of exciting to say in my next entry, but don't hold you're breath. I'll just have to get coding and get my new project site on line...

In the meantime check out the SmoothWall project that I am involved with. You should find a couple of other project members around here too... rmorrell and neurogato.


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