Novell kickin ass

A couple of weeks ago I had a meeting with Novell regarding OpenSource and I mentioned that I disliked the fact that YAST of Suse was still not OpenSource. A day later Novell announced that they opened up YAST.

A few weeks later I had another meeting with them, complimented them with GPL/YAST but mentioned I would love to see a full ISO instead of a netinstall ISO. The next day, Novell announced they had the full ISO, as blogged on [iso|willy].

So now I am installing my new system with Suse 9.1 and I dont like it that the personal edition will install a 32 bits kernel despite the fact I have a 64 bit piece of iron (melting it down!) and the professional version does support AMD 64.

So, when is my next meeting with Novell? :-)

Willy in Pink

Willy in Pink

Willy Dobbe in Pink; because of the birth of Brecht Willy's stylesheet were slighly modified as well as the logo for a couple of weeks from 26/05/04 on. Logo by BasL

Cool IBM

Few institutions can rival its scope or depth. Five IBM employees have won Nobel Prizes for, among other achievements, the discovery of electron tunneling and the invention of a microscope that captures images of individual atoms. Add to that seven National Medals of Technology, five National Medals of Science and four A.M. Turing Awards. In each of the last 10 years, IBM has received more patents than any other company or individual in the world.

Oooh, did I tell you that I happen to like IBM? 3 days of excellent articles at news.com on IBM

Free good cisco book (in PDF)

So you want to be a network admin he? Better start catching up on cisco's IOS in that case.

And via sptimes I found out you dont have to buy those expensive CCNA/CCNP/CCIE books to become a routing god, just register a lulu.com, search for Bashram and download the 400 + pages PDF regarding the basic commands in IOS. For free!

and when your finished, help me write project dotu.

100 things about bert boerland

I am in my early 30ies
I don't have illegal software installed on my systems
I am righthanded
I have two left hands
I regularly drink beer
I wish they sold SCOX put options
I am surprised by my love for gardening
I miss travelling alone
I have worn spectacles since I was 10
I am 1.95 tall (that is in meters)
I weigh less than 80 kilos
I live with my girlfriend
I still remember the first time I was called "Sir"
I use to make loads of animations on my amiga
I can become an asshole when drunk
I don't miss living in a city as much as thought I would
I have more than 4 different Linux distributions on my systems
I like my coffee hot and strong, two sugar
I do not were a tie
I trust my girlfriend
I am not anti microsoft, I am pro GNU/Linux
I have never done a bungeejump
I visited church up till the age of 15
I watch every race of GrandPrix
I read too fast
I own a car despite my priciples I use to have
I shower for more than a quarter of an hour per day
I should spent more time rebuilding my house
I love the Dutch skies
I am good in presales
I spell my name all in lower case
I studied in Groningen
I love IBM and love to bash SUN
I have too much testosterone
I don't like soccer
I have the sweetest mother in the world
I still know all my PIN codes
I should spent more money
I hate hangovers
I don't do windows
I own a playstation I
I interrupt people
I am not an Instant Messaging kind of guy
I wish I could be a good programmer
I cook any recipe in one cooking pot
I spent more than 5 hours per day on the Internet
I wrote for a computer magazine when I was 18
I cried when my daughter was born
I cried when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison
I wish I could cry more
I like to sleep with my feet out of the bed
I think 3 years ahead of my time
I use firefox
I used to be good in TCP/IP routing protocols
I take friends for granted
I love to do useless stuff
I don't read newspapers
I drive to fast
I don't like people with sunglasses in their hair
I change my underwear daily
I used to smoke a lot of cigars
I donate to the EFF
I am an atheist
I would love to have my own company
I can't remember my dreams in the morning
I can't stand injustice
I love sailing with experienced sailors
I can give a presentation without powerpoint
I have more than 5 PC's
I can think fast, ...I think
I am a member of the PvdA
I watch less than an hour television per day
I love my little girl Brecht as much as I love her mother Francis
I am not as smart as I think I am
I don't draw cartoons anymore
I am an OpenSource advocate
I visit the hairdresser three weeks too late
I dislike one trick pony people
I don't use capitals (often)
I hate it when people write about Mb when the mean MB
I love walking through cities on my own
I like the company of close friends
I get bored soon
I love creative people around me
I love young creative people who are willing to change the world
I believe in distributed computing
I buy my clothes twice a year
I have still all the issues of hacktic
I have a very strong physical language when I m bored (or so I was told)
I get more than 300 spam mail per day
I use spamassassin
I still want to be 20 again
I am not the nicest person in the world
I can spent days alone
I rejoined a company that I left half a decade ago
I still see my "Jaarclub" on a regular basis
I can get quite a temper
I would love to meet the Beatles
I shouldn't touch computer hardware
I am finished

100 things about me

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