Monthly Archives: January 2008


FOSSCOMM(GR) has been announced.

The 1st Free Software and Open Source Software conference, is the offspring of earlier efforts (as very aptly pointed out by Asteris). What is unique about this conference is that it is more centered around getting Greek FS/OSS teams and developers to get acquainted with each other. Continue reading


HP3I: or “HP’s Insanely Idiotic Installers”

After my Canon i320 printer died earlier this week, I purchased a new HP D2460 this afternoon.

One of the computers which has to use this printer is a Windows machine, which is mostly used by the people who stubbornly refuse to stop using Microsoft Office at home. Unfortunately, the onus of “supporting” the idiotic joke from Redmond which pretends to be an operating system, falls on me.
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Reading: Lawrence Lessig, “The Future of Ideas”

Through a post by Palm Powered Doctor, I found out about a new book by Lawrence Lessig:

The Future of Ideas

Neatly typeset, freely available in PDF booklet format, with a very readable font and a cool-looking design, the book seems like a very intriguing and interesting piece of work. The text itself seems to be of the usual lucid quality which prof. Lessig has gotten us used to expect.

I’m off to read more of it…

Mirroring the varnish-cache repository with svnsync

Quoting the Wikipedia about Varnish cache:

Varnish is a high performance HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites.

The main development repository of Varnish is very easy to browse, using Trac. You can see the latest changes through the web interface at:

If you want to browse the history of Varnish when you are offline, a web interface doesn’t really cut it. You will have to somehow “mirror” the official repository. Continue reading

Experimenting with Mercurial “named branches”

As an experiment with the “named branch” support of Mercurial (Hg hereafter), I’ve started updating the editors/emacs-devel port of FreeBSD, using an Hg repository with two branches: Continue reading