Its been awhile since i’ve posted anything. I have been really busy. Its hard to believe that Macy is 4 months old already. Im sure everyone has has heard it before but Babies are amzing. It really is different when it is your own baby. Her first Passport will arrive soon, we have a trip planed to Australia in May. Once we get back ill submit whats needed so she can be an Aussie citizen also. travelling with a nearly 6 month old should be interesting, and our direct flight from Brisbane to LA got cnacelled so we get an extra flight though Sydney home all up we fly PIA -> ORD -> LAX -> BNE -> SYD -> LAX -> DFW -> PIA. we are considering flying to Melbourne for a few days so i can show Jenny where i was born and grew up as a kid and take Macy to meet my Nanna.
Something i’ve been working on alot lately is secondary arches. It feels like we are finally getting over the hump and making good progress with them. s390 is making good progress, as is arm, and even alpha. No one seems to want to do the right thing with ia64, which is kinda sad. SPARC is rolling along nicely and someone stepped up this week to do parisc. If someone wants to do mips drop me an email.
Today we released spacewalk 0.5, it still depends on oracle 🙁 but we are making progress towards being able to work using postgresql. 0.5 runs on fedora 🙂 thats something im proud that we have finally done. We are slowly working out how spacewalk fits in and how to do things. Its a big change in how satellite has been developed. The spacewalk/Satellite devs are finding there feet and doing a great job of working in the open with the community. slowly there is contributions from outside of Red Hat which is great to see Colin Coe is doing a grea job of supporting spacewalk. I was talking with some guys in #humbug last week, they were talking about setting up spacewalk. I cant remeber if id never said what i do for a job or if they just forgot. but it was cool to see spacewalk talk going on in other places. They are very excited about having a full open source stack. I think that Postgresql support will be warmly welcomed by everyone. If someone wanted to get involved in spacewalk development it would be awesome to look at integrating func, bcfg2 ( or some other config management system), looking at extenting monitoring perhaps by integarting another tool such as nagios or zabbix. There really is endless possibilities on what can be done. so if you have an itch that you want to scratch introduce yourself on the spacewalk-devel list and get to work 🙂
overall i’ve been extremly busy. I have alot that I want to get done on my house this year. hopefully last weeks freak snow storm is the last till next winter. I have alot fo garden work I want to do as well as finsihing the dining room, library, and my office. dining room i need to finish installing trim. Library i need to strip the hundred year old wall paper and patch up the plaster. then install crown molding to finish off the book selves to the ceiling, and my office i want to paint, install a window seat with storage on one wall, install new flooring and install trim. Id really like to have the carpet pulled up and get the floors polished. one of the benfits of having a house thats over 150 years old is the character. sadly the people who owned the house before us pulled alot of it out. My dad is a builder and i worked with him from the time i was 12 or 13 on school breaks. as well as for awhile after i finished high school. It is a blessing and a curse. I insist on doing everything myself, because I know hwo to do it. However I dont always want to do it, but i’m too stubbourn to get someone in to do it. My Father in law is always telling me that im doing things the old school way. but thats how I learnt to do things so its how I do them. I think to think that i do a good job.