I think a lot of people consider me as an advanced and up-to-date-with-the-new-tech-stuff guy. But I don't have a GPS in my car, I rather rely on good old map reading - off course, when the first commercial Openmoko is out, it's mine! Another - and allready quite old - technology is bluetooth. I don't have bluetooth capability at home, nor at work on my desktop - not that I really miss it. But here at Drupalcon, I have a laptop from work with bluetooth on it. So, during lunch today, I started experimenting with packages on Ubuntu to try and get photos, I took the last 2 days with my phone, onto the computer. apt-get install gnome-bluetooth and voila, I can finally select a picture on my gizmo, say 'send via bluetooth' and receive pictures on my laptop.
I never had such a bumpy descent in an airplane as today. First time I saw lighting so close and minutes before the captain assured us that the temperature was around 23°. It didn't really felt that way looking outside the little window. Turned out he was right of course, but it's less hot than last year when we were here at Constantijns wedding. It looks like I might sleep quite alright today! And be fit to join the Drupalcon tomorrow in Barcelona - altough I'm looking more forward to watch the game of Barcelona against Lyon wednesday-evening with a few cervezas!
When I run uname -a on a new system just installed I get this:
Linux swenmacuntu 2.6.20-15-powerpc
Ubuntu on a Mac PowerBook G4. I really didn't feel like doing much today and I want a laptop with me when I go to the DrupalCon next week in Barcelona to do some work there - mainly upgrading my modules to work with the upcoming Drupal 6 release. Since there was a spare powerbook at work, I decided to give it a try and install Ubuntu Feisty. All things like a local webserver, SQL database and some development tools I need, work fine - even the right mouse button click! And to be perfectly honest, it looks sexy too. To bad the battery seems to be more or less dead, it allready dies little after 30 minutes. I'll have to ask my mac-buddies at work if they have a spare battery for me.
Today we moved to a completely new office in Drongen. The absolutely con I had for this move was that we lost the insane connection we had thanks to our link on the Ugent backbone at the old office. There are many pro's though. The building itself is absolutely cool and in some way we'll bond more with our colleagues (I know this sounds corny), because we are packed with developers and designers in one big room. And we are still waiting for our wii to arrive too, so fun times ahead!
Also work related: I'm having an issue with an ssh-configuration where I want to turn of rootlogin (duh) unless our remote server gets an rsync command. I've followed a lot of tutorials allready but somehow I can't seem to get it working. If anyone has *the* tutorial about this, please let me know - I allready know it involves public keys and command validation on the remote server. Thanks. And now on the weekend!