2005 news archives

November 29, 2005

Chrooting scripts for Temboz and Stunnel

Filed under: Computing

I stumbled upon the Temboz RSS aggregator a few days ago and immediately knew this would replace my previous aggregator of choice, Feed On Feeds. To secure the built-in web server that ships with Temboz for remote use, I wrote a chrooting script for it and also ended up chrooting Stunnel to force Temboz to speak https (as in encrypted login information). Both scripts are for Debian (tested on Sarge). In a plainspeak nutshell: the computing section has received a long awaited update with the introduction of a Linux Server Notes department. :-)

October 19, 2005

For whom the bell tolls

Filed under: Computing, Family

sushiGot and turned myself 30 a few weeks ago. Things have been really busy, for one thing I migrated the server once more to another host (RAID-1 and 1.5GB RAM, yay!), but finally immortalized a pile of my birthday sushi as a delicious wallpaper. I really need that as a desktop reminder that life still has a meaning after having accidentally wiped 1600 songs off the 20GB iPod I was kindly given by friends and family. Definitively need more sushi for that brain boosting dose of omega-3 it seems…

August 24, 2005

Tsampa Keyboard Macintosh package

Filed under: Tibetan stuff

Simon Wickham-Smith kindly converted my Tibetan font for the Macintosh and bundled it with the documentation. There are separate versions for pre-OS X and OS X systems. They have not been tested extensively, but should work as expected. Thanks Simon!

May 31, 2005

tsampaPRtable virgin release

Filed under: Training, Computing

Wrote a dirty little PHP script to generate a personal record matrix out of a plain text file to save me from the thumping headache associated with manually managing the jungle of <td> tags that comprises my powerlifting personal record matrix. Besides being practical, the script also adds a few goodies that are not feasible to do manually. tsampaPRtable is GPLd, so feel free to grab a copy whatever your PR needs.

May 15, 2005

Welcome to the new server!

Filed under: General, Computing

After two years of running tsampa.org on a virtual dedicated server over at Advantagecom (excellent hosting btw), we are now running on a dedicated 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 box with 1GB of RAM powered by Debian Sarge. The brunt of the migration effort is on the backside (my collected notes span 50 pages in OpenOffice), but I did take this opportunity to redesign and move the frontpage and Under the Bar from Movable Type to a hacked Wordpress 1.5. My design is, understandably enough, called One Line to Rule them All… There are still a few rough edges to sort out, but do e-mail me if anything strikes you as broken or, gulp, undesirable.

April 15, 2005

QuizEngine and Tibword for Windows betas released

Filed under: Tibetan stuff

I’ve done my share of manually registering and uploading personal copies of my beta-level Tibetan software. The steady trickle will be pleased to note that you can now grab both the QuizEngine and Tibword for Windows betas directly. That said, do keep in mind that this is unsupported and unreleased software. Stable enough for long-term use? Yes. Am I getting any younger? No.

March 7, 2005

Rufus Andreas

Filed under: Family

official announcementOur cutest family member will be christened Rufus Andreas. At least that’s what it said in the two major Finnish newspapers yesterday… The family page has been updated accordingly.

February 24, 2005

Proud father

Filed under: Family

napping with dadOur first child, a healthy boy of 4030 grams, was born on February 19th. Life will never be the same, and for that we will be eternally grateful.

See the cutest baby in the world ™ on the “Norbert” page of the newly created family section. Family section, mmmm….