Sun May 28 01:24:44 CEST 2006


Yesterday I found another interesting tool - chsh. At the beginning of the day I thought I could change my and root's shell while editing (with emacs ;)) my /etc/passwd - but that didn't changed my login shell on a NetBSD system at least.

So I changed also my master.passwd with includes the crypted passwords but also the lines about the login shells and something more (something like the passwd and shadow file at once at GNU/Linux systems). But nothing changed...

So I undo my changes in the master.passwd file and figured out that I should have a try with chsh. This tool printed out my whole config about home directory, name, ... and the login shell - after changing the necessary parts I saved the file and restarted my session...

Now I have got my /bin/bash (/usr/pkg/bin/bash) back instead of the (also nice) /bin/ksh. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Fri May 26 22:16:31 CEST 2006

Club Mate

My Club Mate package was arrived today. Club Mate is a caffeine drink based on mate. It's better than everything you've tried before - so give Club Mate a chance.

Currently I am sitting down and think about my life while drinking this special stuff. I think it even could be worse. ;-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: personal notes |

Fri May 26 18:34:40 CEST 2006

Why RL hurts

It's just an entry about my current feelings and thoughts. I would like to meet this special girl today to search something eatable or something like that...
But it ends in one big mess. Everything began that yesterday she called me just before our date and said that she wanted to go with an other girl somewhere - 'Hey, no problem', I thought. She said that we could meet us today.

We discussed today when we will meet each other and then she asked me if her friend could go with us to the restaurant, too. Generally no problem for me, but if I should driver... and if I wanted to meet a girl, ... I was intollerant enough to said 'no'.

I said to the girl that I am not in mood and wished her a wonderfull afternoon with her friend. But now I feel very bad and thought of something that I could have done in just another way.

My only mistake was still that I liked her too much. But I know that I'll ran into nowhere with my feelings. It'll get too complicated - for a while, there weren't any problems to meet us and have a great night - but now...

Sometimes I think I don't know this girl. But that's real life - and it hurts!

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: personal notes |

Thu May 25 22:47:50 CEST 2006


I tried just another unusual operating system today: OpenDarwin.

I installed OpenDarwin 7.2.1 and got some tar errors, but I didn't think that those errors were a big deal - so I went on normal.
But then I got this message on (verbose) boot process:

Panic (cpu0 caller 0xC0321D8B) unable to find driver for this X86PC

Really strange... I think I cannot handle this, so I should change to another (broken) system. :-/
After reading a weblog about OS X on AMD64 and saw that people there has got identically problems there with OS X. I think it's really a problem of supported hardware, so no big deal to move OpenDarwin to /dev/zero.

Maybe I'll have a try with GNU-Darwin 2morrow. Stay interested. (-:

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Thu May 25 10:53:19 CEST 2006


Today it's Ascension - but it's also the birthday of a very famous dog: Goofy

Goofy first appeared May 25, 1932 in Mickey's Revue. So it's his 74th birthday today.

We congratulate Goofy and wish him all the best and a long life without any big mistakes. ;-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: general |

Wed May 24 22:23:04 CEST 2006

Nexenta: Second try

Today I had just another try to get Nexenta running. But the same bad thing happend again (like the first try). Everything seemed to work well, but then the building process of the boot archive never ends.

So I guess that's why Nexenta is still alpha. I should have another try with an other operating system and kill Nexenta shortly.

Nevertheless my hope to get an operating system, which uses the OpenSolaris kernel, running didn't die.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Mon May 22 22:45:40 CEST 2006


This day I saw another movie at the cinema: The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg.

It was a free presentation only for teachers in our town. But as long as I am a free guy, I used my chance to go to this presentation and have a look at this lovely movie with Tom Hanks as one of the main characters.

The story wasn't too bad: There were many thesis about the church, Jesus and his relationship to Mary Magdalene and Opus Dei.

The film is a non-historical film, but it was very good to think across of our current point of view and our view of the world, our history and our belief.

The best movie I saw for a long while...

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: video |

Sun May 21 22:14:41 CEST 2006

Summer of Code

As I had a look at the website of GRUB today I found there a notice releated to Google's Summer of Code this year.

As I had a look at the Summer of Code 2005 page, I realize that this year important (GNU) projects are there, too, for example:

If you are interested in Google's Summer of Code, please read also the GNU guidelines for Summer of Code projects.
"This year, Google's Summer of Code program does not presume projects call themselves 'open source' (a term we cannot accept), so we can participate in it."

So if you are a student and have got some time, please have a try to contribute to a GNU project that needs help.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: things of geeks, GNU/FSF |

Sun May 21 20:49:00 CEST 2006

Nexenta: The Installation

This evening I have a try with the installation of Nexenta. It was a normal, non-graphical, installation. You have got three TTYs there: the first for the installation, the second for a root-shell and the third for tetris. :-)

Everything went in the background, many questions, less (verbose) output - not funny. You have to sit down and wait all the time - then the big surprise to me:
Nexenta installed GRUB into the MBR. I didn't think that Nexenta uses GRUB as the bootmanager to boot the OpenSolaris kernel.

But at least I didn't figured out yet, why I need the boot archive to get booted. So the building process still runs...

Have a great night and I'll tell you 2morrow how Nexenta really works as a server OS. ;-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Sat May 20 20:14:12 CEST 2006

The seven dwarfs

Today I saw a movie of Otto Waalkes - 7 Zwerge - Männer allein im Wald.

It's a movie that relates to the story of the Brothers Grimm.
Many german comedy stars play a huge of characters in this movie. It's very funny and a very good way to relax and just be entertained.

Enjoy it.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: video |

Thu May 18 23:30:27 CEST 2006

Free Music

Free music for Free people; right?

Currently I'm listening to some tracks of myownmusic - a powerfull community portal which features free interprets. If you go there, you see a huge listing of free tracks... and many of them are lovely and great.

But before I go sleeping I'll listen to a Zerinnerung's track - Christian Paduraru - The Autumn Breeze Session. Great track!

So good night everybody and if you have got any other free tracks for me, write a comment plz. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: audio |

Sun May 14 23:36:05 CEST 2006

Datenspuren - the end

Hello, now I'm back at home and ready to write a short entry about the last day of the Datenspuren in Dresden.

Everything began with a very nice breakfast with the organization team in the morning, then the first presentation about DNSSEC and then some other nice presentations.

All in all it was very nice and fantastic. Maybe I will have just another try to go to the Datenspuren next year, too.. maybe then with my $gf.
Have a great night.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: events |

Sat May 13 23:09:56 CEST 2006

Datenspuren - the night

This night between the 13. and 14. May - there is the party on the Datenspuren. It's currently really loud here but the day was interesting and full of suprising stuff. So it's a good way to relax a little bit here and sit down and drink Club Mate.

Nice night to all of you. You rock!

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: events |

Sat May 13 14:25:16 CEST 2006

Datenspuren - first day

Hello... currently I'm sitting in the presentation about the information in judgment in general and in special. It's really cool here...
In the morning I met Tim Pritlove shortly, and it was really nice to see him in real life.

We will see what else today will happen... I'll plan to meet Jens to ask him about the keysign party at Chemnitz and the statistics.

So have a nice day.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: events |

Fri May 12 22:33:45 CEST 2006

Datenspuren - preperation

So... I wish everybody out there a very nice weekend.

I will be not available the next few days because I'll travel to the Datenspuren 2006 in Dresden. It's a meeting of the Chaos Computer Club Dresden and it's about privacy and the security of your data.

If you investigate any problems with our services in this time or if you would like to meet me - feel free to contact me. Thank you and wish you all the best.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: events |

Fri May 12 16:50:24 CEST 2006


Hello everybody out there...

First of all, do you know the guys who never go out into the sun and which are very unpopular at all? Some of you know them, some of you are those guys... I speak of Nerds.

What are Nerds? The Wikipedia says:

"Nerd, as a stereotypical or 
archetypal designation, refers to somebody
who pursues intellectual interests at the expense of skills that are 
useful in a social setting, such as communication, fashion, or 
physical fitness."

Furthermore the Jargon File says about Nerds:
"nerd /n./ 1. [mainstream slang]
Pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and
few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals.

2. [jargon] Term of praise applied (in conscious ironic
reference to sense 1) to someone who knows what's really important and
interesting and doesn't care to be distracted by trivial 
chatter and silly status games. 

Compare the two senses of computer geek.

But both are identical in one thing - the history:

"The word itself appears to derive from the lines 
       ''And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo 
	And Bring Back an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo,
	A Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker, too!''
 in the Dr. Seuss book 'If I Ran the Zoo' (1950).
(The spellings 'nurd' and 'gnurd' also used to be current at MIT.)"
- Nerd @Jargon File

So now, you really know what a Nerd is.
Have a great day and see you l8er...

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: things of geeks |

Mon May 8 22:51:00 CEST 2006


No one else (beside me) ever thought that I would make a blog entry about VIM 7 - but today I read on Symlink that VIM 7 was released.

The new master features seem to be:

  • spelling corrections for around 50 languages
  • tabs
  • grep inside
  • improve undo functions
  • offer better Unicode support

And I had to see: Emacs has got this features all ready (almost) ;-) And I wonder if Symlink would report every master version of Emacs, too.

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Sun May 7 16:39:41 CEST 2006

The real-life-thing

As I told some forkbomb geeks yesterday that I was going to have a date with this special girl again they began to told me some stuff about girls.

Then today I got a message that I should emerge rl to get a real life (do you see the irony?). And after that, I got a real life in my /usr/bin - really nice. :-)

rl works really real - if you want to have a try do a

$ /bin/dmesg > dmesg
$ /usr/bin/rl dmesg
It's... random... like your real life. ;-) You never know what lines you will get next.

Thanks to Frank for the hint with rl. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Fri May 5 22:26:25 CEST 2006

Grimme Online Award 2006

If you didn't noticed it, there exist a Grimme Online Award of published quality on the Internet.

Nominated are in the category information, in the category culture and entertainment and in the same category for example.

Please vote for your favourite and have a great night!

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: video |

Fri May 5 19:09:43 CEST 2006

MediaWiki upgrade to 1.6.5

Hello today was just another MediaWiki-Upgrade day.
I've upgraded from a 1.5.6 to a 1.6.5 version of the MediaWiki.

I've read the upgrade instructions and thought that it could be a lovely evening. Then I have got again a problem to run

$ php update.php
It said No database connection etc.pp. So I've decided to define some variables in the update.php directly.
I've wrote into the file (almost on top):
$wgDBadminuser = "root";
$wgDBadminpassword = "PASSWORD";
$wgDBname = "wikidb";

I've done the first error to use my wiki user, which has got any privileges to create new tables. So you should reconsider if you really need your root user or your wiki user...

The upgrade was done - have all a great day with your MediaWikis. ;-)
P.S.: I hate the MediaWiki's developer, because they moved from CVS to Subversion without any note and without any explenations how to update to the new repositories - really nice of them!

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: *nix |

Mon May 1 18:47:38 CEST 2006

Herr Lehmann

Today I saw a wonderfull movie - Herr Lehmann.

It's about a man (Frank Lehmann), 30 years old who lived in Berlin (Kreuzberg) and the movie describes his life there and his point of view.
The story is very good to have an other view of the lifes of the germans in the western part of Berlin.

There exist also a wiki page of Herr Lehmann and a quotation page in the Wikiquote.

So have a nice day, and see you soon. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Permalink | Categories: video |