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New server arrived in the post

The hardware I ordered for the new build server arrived today – all components assembled and tested. I am too tired to connect and boot the thing, so all I provide today is a pic of the package. Then I have a lot of installation and configuration work to do the next couple of days… […]

New build server was ordered

OK, so I got frustrated too many times when waiting for packages that were compiling. My current build machine with its AMD ‘Athlon II X4 640’ CPU and 8 GB of RAM, is now 5 years old and obviously no longer quite fit for the tasks I need it to perform. Compiling Chromium for 64bit […]

Poll: who needs 32bit packages for latest Plasma 5?

During the past week I have been spending time on getting the latest KDE Frameworks, Plasma and Applications built. The new Applications 16.12 was quite a bit of work due to the splitting of tarballs in many smaller ones. Also, the Slackware 14.2 and -current versions have now diverged sufficiently that the packages I compile […]

Brabantse worstenbroodjes

Time for a new post about baking, a detour from the incessant talk about Slackware Linux and Open Source Software. Today’s topic is “brabantse worstenbroodjes” aka dutch sausage rolls. I wrote about these worstenbroodjes on Google+ (in the Art of Baking community of G+) after I had baked a first batch early last year. Recently I revisited and […]

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 […]