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Bug Hunting

Well I've finally been able to do some work on the project/source management side of my website. As you can see there is now a link to the bug tracker, its running Flyspray its a really great system. As for Darcs I'm working on a patch management system of sorts.

So what project are you starting? you might ask. Well I'm not going to say, only once there is something usable will I announce my projects.

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Registrations for LinuxWorld are now open so start registering. Be warned though when I tried to register it would only work in IE, apparently some last minute changes broke Firefox support so it should be working again soon for us non-IE users.

I think I'm just about ready for this years event, just need to make sure my name is down for the LPI examinations run by the Geek Freedom League.

And if you haven't guessed already I'm quite excited about this years event.

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Mambo, Mambo Everywhere!

It seems everyone is using mambo these days and the number is growing, it hasn't got all those awards for nothing. However the templating system is not very flexible as far as content goes, while there are many ways to arrange content with the system itself styling it remains a challenge, ironically its was the template system that was one of the first things that drew me to mambo.

There is no denying that content management systems help in many ways but I can't help think that people aren't picking the best system for the job but rather by popularity and the result can be some particularly bad looking websites or worse generic looking ones where they just change the header and colours. (I'm not listing names)

So my point?

One: Don't settle for the first CMS that comes to mind. Do some research it will save you time down the road.
Two: If you are a business or organization don't be afraid to spend a little money on your site. In this day and age you can't afford not to.

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The Absence of Evidence

I found this quote to day and I think it is so true

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" - Carl Sagan

Originally posted on Karl Fischer's Blog

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Long day at the office...

I'm sitting here with no internet access, apart from my cell phone so this could take a while.

Now on to other news, Debian rocks. I still love SuSE but the whole Debian Package system is what I like the most. YaST, while a great system needs work on the updater maybe 10.1 will do better?

Anyway, this has taken far too long but it's always fun to play with technology.

FYI: My phone is an MPx200 running Windows Mobile 2003

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Spread the love

This was sent to the all the users of Obsidian's jabber server so I thought I would share with everyone else.

Hello, possums....

Happy Valentine's day, from a not-so secret admirer, namely me. Why do I admire you? For using my server despite all the arbitrary messages (like this one) that I send you in the dark of night; for all the comments, feedback and, of course, compliments you've given me over the years; for your company 24 hours a day, no matter what I'm doing. Thank you.

So today, I urge you to spread the love people! Walk up to someone you don't know, or even someone you do know, give them a hug and let them know why you admire them. Compliments are some of the most powerful medicine known to man, you could change somebody's day, their week, who knows, maybe even their year or their life. Give it a go.

the wibble
aka Warren

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Podcasting conspiracy theories

I work on a podcast directory aimed at southern africa called Podcast SA. Today the owner of the site tells me that MWeb is interested in a "partnership" with Podcast SA. I found this rather interesting but I knew that some thing like this would happen sooner or later since its a high profile domain. Anyway less then an hour ago I found PodFarm, which was launched this month, who seem to be doing the same sort of thing as Podcast SA and is run by Internet Solutions.

I don't know if these two events are related, it remains to be seen, but I think things are going to get very interesting as bandwidth becomes increasingly available in South Africa.

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Software Galore

I like messing around with software especially Open Source Software. So I've decided to list some my favourite projects.

First up is Jabber I've actually like four (two servers and two clients) programs but for good reason as you will see. First on my list is Wildfire (server)and Spark (client), Wildfire (aka Jive Messenger when I first started using it) in the fist server I ever tried using, its a great piece of software and the feature
score (97%) on is well deserved. Through Spark and Spark
into the mix and you have a very well rounded enterprise jabber network ready to go.

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Spot the difference

Well I moved the site over to Drupal this week (If you have a Drupal ID you can use it on this site, if not... register and get one here). Not that there is anything wrong with WordPress its a great program, if you just want to blog with the odd extra here and there as far as content management goes.

In other news DataPoint is almost officially a CC not too long to go now, then I can then really get down to business. Moving on Google Talk can now interact with other jabber servers now and the Psi team are adding Jingle (Google Talk's VoIP library) to Psi. Early reports look promising.

Finally the South African search directory Jonga has disappeared off Google the search giant has yet to respond as to why it was taken off their search engine.

Update: Jonga is listed on Google again

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Merry Christmas

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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