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ENGAGED

life

So when Abbey and myself were walking hand in hand across the wind swept beach near Estepona I whisked her onto some nearby rocks, wrapped her in my arms and asked her to marry me .......She looked me lovingly in the eyes and said "Yes" 8)I'm a very very very happy chappy right now :)

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Spain

life

Off to Spain for two weeks :)

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lighttpd

tech

Just changed my web server from Apache over to lighttpd. Wasn't that much of a chore, just had to emerge 1.4.4 so that I get working ldap authentication via ssl/tls and emerge dev-lang/php with the cgi USE flag and voila.The site seems to be a bit snapper - especially horde as php no longer seems to segfault with iconv/utf8 errors 8).Why did I change? Well, apache changing things around annoyed me and it takes a long time to emerge it. lighttpd is smaller, so less time emerging! Plus it's got a smaller memory footprint, so my server doesn't complain too much :)

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dhcpcd-2.0.0 went stable on all platforms a few days ago - due to the vast amount of bugs reported since it went stable on amd64 and x86 (zero), it's a good time to prune the old ebuilds :?This means that you have to use baselayout-1.11.x as older versions used the -z "release lease but cache IP" no longer works. It didn't work anyway from the DHCP servers perspective so you loose nothing :)The main difference from the 1.3 gentoo patchset - aside from loosing the above - is the integration of the Debian and Gentoo patchsets. Yay. Upstream is dead, so we forked - Simon Kelly (Debian dhcpcd maintainer) and I merged patchsets and created dhcpcd-2.0.0 :)Which you now have 8)Woooooooooooo. Means absolutely didly aside from one small detail - no more 25k patches because the new upstream listens!Enough - I need a smoke, more port and some more victims in ET :P

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Munted

life

Got back yesterday evening from a stag weekend in Edinburgh. At work today and I'm still munted :sick:It was a fantastic blast in which the 8 legendary lads broke all beer drinking records whilst managing to avoid limb breakage whilst learning to snow board!Although we didn't take any cameras (Jon took his camcorder for the snowboarding though) I do have a picture of what the Stag (the groom to be, not me) looked like, taken from earlier in the year[[Screenshot(92,width=523,height=392)]]Let's hope that he looks a bit more sober for his wedding :)

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