I’ve aborted several attempts recently to get something of interest
posted. For whatever reason, none of that stuck. So here’s something
with fewer expectation attached to it: A collection of random updates.
The Spamassassin project released
version 3.4.0, a major update over the 3.3.2 branch, after nearly
two-and-a-half years in development. 3.4.0-1 is currently in unstable
and testing, and seems to be working reasonably well for me. I’ve got
another release in the works that will provide a systemd unit file
and also switch to using more appropriate mechanisms than ‘su’ for
running cron-based maintenance tasks as the debian-spamd user.
In response to Matt Grant’s
call for help
for ipsec-tools packaging, I’ve become an inaugural member of the
pkg-ipsec-tools team and made a couple of uploads. The upstream
release has been incremented from 0.8.0 to 0.8.2 to pick up some small
With two races in the books, and another coming up in 2 weeks, the
mountain biking season is in full swing. The first race (Stottlemeyer)
was was a muddy mess of mechanical carnage, while the second (Echo
Valley) was dusty, dry, and sunbaked. I dealt with mechanical issues
throughout the first race, and that was reflected in my results. My
results in Echo Valley were pretty comparable to last year. Overall
time was slightly worse, but the winning times were higher as well. I
suspect that this was due to the heat, which was really quite severe.
Two weeks from now is the
Test of Metal in
British Columbia, which is a really popular race and one of the high
points of the summer’s race calendar. Last year was the first time I
participated in this race, and I’ve been looking forward to this
year’s edition ever since.
Sarah & I are expecting our first child in early October. Thus far day
to day life hasn’t changed a lot for me, but it certainly has for
Sarah. Working in the garden, lifting things, and getting around by
bike have all become pretty uncomfortable for her. Even sleeping has
become a challenge because of difficulty getting comfortable. We’ve
been brainstorming names, from serious to off-the-wall, but haven’t
found anything worthy of going on any kind of short list. Any
I’ve enabled DNSSEC for
several of my domain names, including this one. I had originally
planned on putting together blog post (or series) about my
experiences, but Martín Ferrari beat me to
it with a couple of good
I’ve found the
Firefox DNSSEC Validator extension
to be really interesting for visually identifying which of the web
sites I visit regularly are signing their zones.
I’m going to debconf and
LISA! Are you?