How-To Pages

June 10, 2007

I seem to struggle to maintain my “post-it note” technical database, all those handy configuration hints/URLs that are invaluable to setting up technology…

…in order to eliminate the frustration of having to look stuff up that I know “I have somewhere”, I’m digitizing it, bit by bit. Feel free to have a look, and see if there’s something useful there for you.

Main “How-To” page.

A guide to Setting up a PXE Boot Environment with openSUSE Linux.

On reflection, this would be a handy place to stash all of those paper instruction manuals that go astray. Maybe that’s a project for another day.

It seems there have been a few more departures from Novell in recent weeks.

“Reverend” Ted Haeger – a leading light in Novell & Linux Advocacy. I met with him briefly whilst at Novell, on one of his many flying visits to the UK, he certainly left an impression on me! 🙂

My good friend Roger, also pointed out that Robert Love – one of the key Linux desktop developers, and ex-primate, is also on his way to pastures new.

And some re-organization of the Linux structure within the company:

Novell dissolves its Linux Impact Team. To find out where some of the ex-LIT folks are, a website has been set-up to track them 🙂 http://www.ex-lit.org/

For completeness sake, I should name-check a couple of S.u.S.E “alumni” sites:

http://www.exsuse.de/

http://www.goodbye-dots.de/

I’m sure Novell will survive without these guys, but, as always, it will be a different place.

Back-dating of posts

April 4, 2007

I’ve probably broken some cardinal rule of blogging by back-dating a post…

… but in case you’re interested there’s a new “first” post, scroll all the way to the bottom!

Hello & Goodbye SuSE.

March 13, 2007

This is a bit of a cheat (being a back-dated post), but I felt it was relevant enough to make the exception prove the rule.

13th March 2007 was my last day at Novell Inc. It was a fun 3 and a bit years, working with some spectacularly smart people – always a joy. This of course was post-SuSE acquisition, where I spent two happy years. I never thought I would describe a job as a happy place to be… but I don’t think I will ever work for a company that was as enjoyable and exhilarating as SuSE, truly a roller-coaster!
Goodbye SuSE.

Have a lot of fun…