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Transitioning to a new GPG key

  I have generated a new GPG key to replace my old one which was based on a 1024-bit DSA primary key. The new primary key is 4096-bit RSA. I will be transitioning away from my old one. The old key will continue to be valid, but i prefer all future correspondence to use the new key. I […]

Ten years of

 This week marks the tenth anniversary of Many of us will remember the time when a true Slacker did not bother herself with build scripts. The “configure && make && make install” mantra was at the forefront of everyone’s mind when it came to installing new software. Slackware made this possible. Unlike the other […]

Using SQLite for this blog

Just to let you know, I created a permanent page (as opposed to a blog article) called “PDO Powered“. You’ll find it in the left sidebar of the blog – right below the link to my  “About” page. A few posts back when I wrote about a blog upgrade where I finally fixed my database […]

Musings on Software Development With Linux

A few weeks back Laurent Parenteau asked me to contribute a post to his series “Meet the Linux family” on the blog “Software Development with Linux“. Well here it is: . Nothing spectacular, but just enough controversy (I hope… I wrote “Steve Balmer” and “Eric Raymond” on the same page) to make it interesting […]


In case you wonder why some of the posts in the “Comments” section of my posts have nice pictures of the poster… these pics are gravatars or “Globally Recognized Avatars”. How does that work? The blog calculates a md5-hash of the email address you enter as part of the comment and looks that up at […]