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Shame on me!

Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:24:52 +0200

What is it about this people that move their blog somewhere else and do not notify the readers?

Let's skip that part (it's rhetorical question in case you didn't notice). Here it is now:


Decisions, decisions, decisions

Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:12:58 +0200

Pressure is sometimes pretty hard to handle.

I've been working in stressful environments, and always saw myself as one that can cope with work pressure. In our line of business is even mandatory to have pressure on you.
So, no problems with "professional pressure".

"Social pressure", on the other hand, is just something I can't handle. And I have to. Today. I'll have to decide, the choice is basically done, and nobody will be happy with it. But I'll have to do it or I'll burst under this pressure.

I'll go out and get some beers tonight, that might help ;-)

Anything can happen

Thu, 5 Aug 2004 16:32:53 +0200

Including me going on holiday again... I'm off in 45 minutes, and will spend the next 10 days in sunny Marbella, by the swimming pool... Me happy.


Another thing that can happen is having your debit card cancelled by the appropriate card cancelling services, but 100% by mistake. That's just what happenned to me today, thankfully the guys at the bank were able to give me a new card "on the spot" avoiding any weird delays...


See you the 17th!



Wed, 4 Aug 2004 12:39:08 +0200

Euro 2004 is gone, but not the European leagues! And they're coming our way.


Tuesday, 24th of August, Anderlecht is playing Benfica in Brussels for the Champions League qualification (2nd round match, the 1st round is in Lisbon next week). I am not going to miss this one. Ticket information available here.

I'm planning to go with a couple of friends and colleagues, feel free to join in.

Moving to Linux

Wed, 4 Aug 2004 12:34:45 +0200

Browsing through slashdot just saw yet another "moving to linux book" (followed, of course, by the usual rantings that gentoo beats the whack out of knoppix, BSD is dead, RedHat is just the same as Microsoft, etc).

But one thing keeps escaping these so-called Linux and Open Source defenders: Linux workstations are just not ready for the enterprise - any enterprise.

Now I must duck and defend myself, so here goes: try integrating Linux workstations with Active Directory (been there, done that), then integrate it with the existing W2K servers (been there, done that), then integrate it with your dynamic DNS (been there, done that), then link it to Samba-owned and NT-owned printers (been there, done that), then get files and start working (been there, done that).

Then, and this is the only real issue, get the "Enterprise Administrators" to use Webmin, to run that script, you know the /opt/admin/getPrintersWorkingCorrectly, make sure he knows he needs to use sudo to run it, get him to make sure user permissions are set correctly on the user's home directories, get him to run the /opt/admin/updateOpenLDAP script each time some printer is added, ask him to check cron tasks, etc, etc, etc...

Then, wait for the unavoidable question: isn't there a GUI for this stuff?

Then, because this will not work, propose 2 Linux-certified admins at a very nice and comfy consultancy rate.

Then ask yourself why did the Linux migration project went down the drain and you never even got to do the pilot.

Linux is not ready for the enterprise and will not be for a very long time. Stop pushing it to me!

Note: You all know that I am really pro-Linux servers, and this only reflects my opinion on workstation-side Linux, don't you?