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GAHR’s Legion of Telestorian Minions

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gahr@ recently announced a temporary hiatus, http://www.gahr.ch/blog/?p=12. A group of us will be backing his ports in his absence. This coalition is called GAHR’s Legion of Telestorian Minions. We are legion, because we are many. Resistance is futile :-D.

If you are interested in joining our cabal, leave feedback here, or ping tabthorpe@

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December 12th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

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Long time no post :(

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For a little while I hosted my own blog, but tore it down. Didn’t write much there, either.

So what have I been up to in the realm of FreeBSD? For a while I was helping in the smallest way with KDE4 testing, I joined the ports-security@ team, and also the donations@ team.

I have also dabbled a little with British English translations. I have join the GnomeSword team as a translator. And now that I have a better grasp of qt-linguist, I have started working on Bibletime. I am not British, I am Canadian, and I much prefer en_GB spelling!

Hopefully it will be much sooner before my next post.

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November 21st, 2008 at 4:35 am

jadawin is flying solo

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After about 4 months of mentoring my protege, Philippe Audeoud, along with thierry@, we have cast him free to commit in the wild.

Good luck jadawin, go into the world, and commit to your heart’s content!

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June 26th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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Introducing new Ports Commiter, Philippe Audeoud aka [email protected]

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I have been fortunate to work with Philippe since the fall, now I get to tor-ment him, along with Thierry Thomas.

This is my first mentee, so let’s hope it is a positive experience for all involved

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February 22nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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200 commits

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Woot!

200 commits since the first one, 5.34 months ago, according to cia.vc

I love these landmarks!

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January 29th, 2008 at 4:08 am

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Just because there is not enough blogs in the world

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I went created another one, hosted at my home site, you can visit it at http://www.goodking.ca/wordpress/

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January 24th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

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ULE for Yule

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At the start of Advent (the fourth Sunday BEFORE Christmas) I started building the ULE scheduler kernel for my system. I figure, if it is good enough for FreeBSD.org, it is good enough for me.

I won’t be providing any test results, or do any real benchmarking, but I will give it a try it out for a while.

Merry Christmas, one and all!

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January 7th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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Procmail is your friend

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Little did I realize when I became a committer I would be the recipient of 200+ emails daily. Between my optional mailing lists, coupled with internal FreeBSD messages, cvs-commit control messages, and gnats notifications, I found my Inbox filled up, quickly.

I learned to use procmail. I highly recommend it. Apply some simple recipes, and voila, messages can be auto-filed for reference, leaving the Inbox a lot less cluttered.

Even if you don’t get a huge volume of email, check it out anyway!

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November 14th, 2007 at 1:16 am

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100 commits

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It took 2.1 months (according to cia.vc) for me to reach this milestone. I marked it silently by letting my mentor and my submitter know.

Ok, I guess I bragged here, too!

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October 24th, 2007 at 2:29 am

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Spoke too soon

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Right after I posted my first blog entry, there it was, pavmail. This message from Pav let me know a commit I made was broken. So, wouldn’t you know it on September 8, 2007, I earned my first pointyhat. I am sure my mother would be proud of me :-)

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September 10th, 2007 at 3:56 am

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