Monday, November 11, 2002

blosxom package submitted to debian/unstable

My first package that I've debianized has been uploaded and in the
queue for 'unstable'. Hooray!

If you can't wait for it to show up on the debian mirrors, grab a copy

From: Debian Installer <>
To: Marc Nozell <>
X-Katie: $Revision: 1.28 $
Subject: blosxom_0.5i-3_i386.changes is NEW

(new) blosxom_0.5i-3.diff.gz optional web
(new) blosxom_0.5i-3.dsc optional web
(new) blosxom_0.5i-3_all.deb optional web
A lightweight yet feature-packed weblog
Blosxom is a feature-packed weblog designed from the ground up with
simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind.
Blosxom is pronounced "blossom"
(new) blosxom_0.5i.orig.tar.gz optional web
Changes: blosxom (0.5i-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Addressed lamont's packaging comments. (closes: Bug#157439)
Announcing to
Closing bugs: 157439

Your package contains new components which requires manual editing of
the override file. It is ok otherwise, so please be patient. New
packages are usually added to the override file about once a week.

You may have gotten the distribution wrong. You'll get warnings above
if files already exist in other distributions.

Saturday, November 9, 2002

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Last week three different people alerted me to an auction on ebay of an 1857 family bible. The seller had scanned in a couple of the pages that showed the original owner (Gideon Taylor) as well as some of the marriage and birth records (m. Sarah Burr). The three people did a search on google and and found that they were in my genealogy (actually my wife's side).

Fifty dollars later and the bible is back in the hands of the
family!. I've scanned the the genealogically interesting pages and offered them to anyone
who is interested.

Friday, November 8, 2002

Positive feedback from my manager today

I had just responded to a field person about a particular Linux question with some detailed information and pointed her to a number of our external corporate pages with more relevant information. This is the 'attaboy' from my manager:

Nice, overwhelm them with URLs, that's the ticket ;-)

You shall fight besides me as we take on the masters of
the digital plantations. No longer shall we remain poverty
impoverished shareware cropping lackies.

Well done.


Management/employee bonding lesson 42
I'm really getting the nack
of this...

I laughed for about 5 minutes.

Sunday, November 3, 2002


"Collaboratively mapping weblogs for smarter blogsearching"

 / . Lives in United States/New Hampshire/Merrimack/Wildcat Falls, speaks English and  . Spends   of daytime online. Uses a   connection. And likes Linux /Genealogy.

This is my blogchalk:
United States, New Hampshire, Merrimack, Wildcat Falls, English, , , , Linux, Genealogy.

Friday, November 1, 2002

Scary Christian Halloween tracts

When the kids came back from Trick or Treating this year there was
a piece of paper in their bag:

The Pumpkin

A young boy asked his playmate "What is it like to be a Christian?"
The playmate said, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from
the patch, brings you in, and washed all the dirt off of you. Then He
cuts off the top and, scoops out all the yucky stuff. Then He removes
the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. and then He carves you a new
smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the
world to see."

Man those christians are one scary bunch! It reminds me of
Hannibal Lector cutting heads open, scooping out brains and then
carving your face with a knife. Nice.

A google search on the tract finds links at

(google cache)
(google cache)
which appears to have just republished the article by April Shenandoah (Can that be a real name?) Check out those sites -- it is a gold mine for loony Christian opinions like STAR WARS FILMS PROMOTE NEW AGE MESSIAH