2009 Changes

This page lists all changes to my web site in 2009, except for new journal entries, along with a brief description. For more recent changes and the current RSS feed, see the current changes page. For older changes, see all 2008 changes.

December 2009

2009-12-31 — New beach picture

New picture added to the beach gallery.

2009-12-31 — Review: Yotsuba&! 3

Review of Yotsuba&! 3 by Kiyohiko Azuma.

2009-12-31 — Review: The Green Glass Sea

Review of The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages.

2009-12-30 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-12-30 — Review: The Sunless Countries

Review of The Sunless Countries by Karl Schroeder.

2009-12-29 — control-archive 1.2.0

Mostly a data update, with all the changes that have accumulated since January of 2009, but also fixes reporting when there are no changes during the time period and adds better debugging for some failures.

2009-12-29 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-12-28 — Review: Yotsuba&! 2

Review of Yotsuba&! 2 by Kiyohiko Azuma.

2009-12-28 — podlators 2.3.0

Determine the length of item tags properly in text modules with hidden formatting. Support anchor text for L<> formatting codes. Suppress all formatting in the NAME section of man pages. Escape backslashes in *roff generated from X<> formatting codes. Avoid using POSIX in Pod::Man. Fix Pod::ParseLink handling of an anchor text of "0".

2009-12-27 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-12-27 — Add AFS DNS SRV record protocol draft

Add my IETF Internet-Draft specifying how to define SRV records for the AFS protocol to my AFS notes page.

2009-12-27 — Review: Deepsix

Review of Deepsix by Jack McDevitt.

2009-12-23 — New rock picture

New picture added to the rock gallery.

2009-12-23 — Review: The Music of the Primes

Review of The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy.

2009-12-22 — New buildings picture

New picture added to the buildings gallery.

2009-12-22 — Review: Mainspring

Review of Mainspring by Jay Lake.

2009-12-21 — New beach picture

New picture added to the beach gallery.

2009-12-21 — Review: Yotsuba&! 1

Review of Yotsuba&! 1 by Kiyohiko Azuma.

2009-12-21 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-12-21 — Review: Sunshine

Review of Sunshine by Robin McKinley.

2009-12-20 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-12-19 — Review: The Places in Between

Review of The Places in Between by Rory Stewart.

2009-12-08 — filter-syslog 1.22

Support a regex that matches program names in addition to simple matches and * patterns. Use our instead of use vars. Fix reporting of sendmail's exit status.

2009-12-05 — Add NNTP LIST additions to NNTP drafts

Add the NNTP LIST additions Internet-Draft to the NNTP draft archive and the list of active drafts on the top NNTP page.

2009-12-05 — Update Netnews protocol documentation

Update Netnews protocol documentation pages for the publication of RFC 5536 and 5537. Add copies of the new RFCs and a bunch of related RFCs, and add a new index page for published RFCs. Reorganize the draft page to reflect which drafts have become RFCs. Add the drafts for the son-of-1036 historic publication. Remove references to the work in progress that has now been published.

2009-12-04 — backport 1.22

Set the urgency in the changelog to the highest urgency of the included changelog entries. Support adding an additional changelog entry. Handle a distribution of etch-backports properly. Stop passing -nc to dpkg-source. Add some automated backporting needed for Shibboleth packages.

2009-12-04 — git-pbuilder 1.8

Fix a typo in the previous release and change the name of the etch backports chroot to ebo instead of ebp to match my other conventions.

November 2009

2009-11-29 — remctl 2.15

Support 64-bit Windows builds and improve Windows portability. Add the EMPTY keyword for remctld configuration and allow ALL to be used for the command. Fix an uninitialized memory read when parsing ACL files. Allow the subcommand to be omitted on the remctl command line.

2009-11-27 — git-pbuilder 1.7

Only remove the source package changes file if it exists. Change some double quoting without interpolation to single quoting.

2009-11-25 — rra-c-util 2.1

Improved network portability layer for 64-bit Windows. Additional Autoconf macro support for setting libdir for size-dependent lib directories.

2009-11-25 — pam-krb5 4.2

Correctly include some additional portability headers in the distribution so that it will compile on Solaris. Add the fail_pwchange option to treat expired passwords like authentication failures and suppress automatic password changing.

2009-11-20 — pam-krb5 4.1

Fixes the return status of pam_setcred for ignored users and non-Kerberos logins, prompts for and stores the password for password changes even when ignoring the user, and updates and rationalizes logging to follow the Linux PAM recommendations and use pam_syslog where available. There are also some other minor bug fixes and portability fixes.

2009-11-13 — pam-krb5 4.0

Fixes a long-standing incorrect implementation of the standard use_authtok option. It now applies only to the new password when changing passwords, and force_first_pass is introduced for the old behavior with the current password. Also stop returning PAM_IGNORE from pam_setcred since it confuses older PAM libraries, fix logging of open and close session, stop using issetugid on Solaris to determine when not to refresh the existing ticket cache, and switch to Automake and Libtool.

2009-11-11 — Review: Fleet of Worlds

Review of Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner.

2009-11-10 — Review: The Void Captain's Tale

Review of The Void Captain's Tale by Norman Spinrad.

2009-11-09 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-11-09 — Review: The Time Traveler's Wife

Review of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

2009-11-08 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-11-08 — Review: Judge

Review of Judge by Karen Traviss.

2009-11-07 — New wildlife picture

New picture added to the wildlife gallery.

2009-11-07 — Review: The Time Ships

Review of The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter.

2009-11-06 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-11-06 — Review: One Two Three... Infinity

Review of One Two Three... Infinity by George Gamow.

2009-11-06 — Add new INN documentation

Add on-line versions of the man pages for innxmit and cvtbatch, thanks to Julien √ČLIE's POD conversion, and also update all INN documentation to the current versions in Subversion.

2009-11-05 — New clouds picture

New picture added to the clouds gallery.

2009-11-05 — Review: Powers

Review of Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin.

2009-11-04 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-11-04 — Review: Ally

Review of Ally by Karen Traviss.

2009-11-03 — New rock picture

New picture added to the rock gallery.

2009-11-03 — Review: Tangled Webs

Review of Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop.

2009-11-02 — 2009 World Fantasy award winners

Add the 2009 World Fantasy award winners for best novel.

2009-11-02 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-11-02 — Review: Voices

Review of Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin.

2009-11-01 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-11-01 — Review: The Time Machine

Review of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.

October 2009

2009-10-27 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-10-27 — Review: The Blue Sword

Review of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley.

2009-10-12 — INN 2.5.1

A bug-fix release, correcting problems with HDR/XHDR/PAT, SASL authentication, keyword generation, logging of local articles, timecaf article storage, and retention of history entries for expired articles. There is also a new CNFS file format, new features in grephistory, a better verifycancels implementation, a rewritten auth_krb5 authenticator, and a new flag to load-limit makehistory, as well as more minor fixes.

2009-10-11 — New beach picture

New picture added to the beach gallery.

2009-10-11 — kadmin-remctl 2.4

Fix bug in LDIF preventing enabling or disabling Active Directory accounts via LDAP.

2009-10-02 — GTimer patches are no longer updated

Note that GTimer patches are no longer updated since GTimer has been removed from Debian due to the GTK 1.x dependency.

September 2009

2009-09-30 — Updated SFF award winners

Added the 2009 winners for the Hugo, Mythopoeic Adult, British Fantasy, Prix Aurora, and Sunburst awards for adult novels and updated Hugo statistics.

2009-09-30 — Review: Breakfast in the Ruins

Review of Breakfast in the Ruins by Barry N. Malzberg.

2009-09-29 — Review: Gifts

Review of Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin.

2009-09-28 — New buildings gallery

New gallery of building pictures.

2009-09-28 — Review: Matriarch

Review of Matriarch by Karen Traviss.

2009-09-27 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-09-27 — Add extensive blog links

Add extensive links to the sidebars of my journal index pages. Link to the book review, author blogs, politics and social commentary (a bit of a catch-all), and gaming sites that I read regularly or follow via RSS.

2009-09-27 — Review: Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2009

Review of Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2009.

2009-09-25 — Review: Naamah's Kiss

Review of Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey.

2009-09-22 — Review: A Coffin for Dimitrios

Review of A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler.

2009-09-18 — More detail for RPATH notes

Mention otool -L for Mac OS X and make a few other minor updates, using the right tense for historical compilation practices at Stanford.

2009-09-15 — Add Tivoli encryption keys to Stanford wallet naming guide

Add a naming convention for Tivoli backup encryption keys to the Stanford wallet object naming guide.

2009-09-10 — WebAuth 3.6.2

Closes a security vulnerability in the WebLogin server that, under mysterious circumstances, could expose the user's password in the URL and via referrer information sent by the browser.

August 2009

2009-08-30 — Review: The Hero and the Crown

Review of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.

2009-08-25 — Review: Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2009

Review of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2009.

2009-08-24 — Review: Freakonomics

Review of Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner.

2009-08-20 — Add makedbz and prunehistory INN documentation

Add documentation for makedbz and prunehistory to the online INN documentation since Julien has converted them to POD.

2009-08-20 — Update INN documentation, add expire and expirerm

Add expire and expirerm to the INN current and 2.5 documentation since Julien has converted them to POD. Update other documentation for changes in INN's Subversion repository.

2009-08-15 — Stop recommending autoposting to news.admin.hierarchies

The Usenet Hierarchy Administration FAQ was recommending autoposting details about hierarchies monthly to news.admin.hierarchies. Autoposting FAQs is probably dead. Remove that recommendation.

2009-08-15 — kstart 3.15

k5start and krenew renew the ticket cache immediately on SIGALRM. krenew -i says not to exit on error. Re-run aklog with k5start -H even if the ticket cache looks good. Other minor bug fixes and documentation improvements and updates to the build and test system from rra-c-util and C TAP Harness.

2009-08-15 — rra-c-util 2.0

Add a replacement for missing kafs libraries and for mkstemp. Substantial improvements to the Autoconf probes for Kerberos v5 and GSS-API libraries. Add Autoconf probes for Kerberos v4 libraries. Add Autoconf probes for UNIX sockets. Other minor bug fixes and an update to C TAP Harness 1.1.

2009-08-15 — C TAP Harness 1.1

Add an exit handler to the C and shell TAP libraries to report a summary of test results at the end of the output. Fix an interoperability bug with Test::More when skipping all tests. Drain all output from aborted test cases to avoid spurious SIGPIPE failures.

2009-08-10 — Review: The Nine Tailors

Review of The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers.

2009-08-09 — Update Debian scripts packaging to use debhelper overrides

Update my description of how I package scripts for Debian to use full debhelper rule minimization plus debhelper overrides. Also change the default awk commands for our $ID instead of just $ID.

2009-08-07 — Add new PGP key and remove ancient key

Add my new PGP key to which I'm transitioning and give more details about it and my current key. Remove my ancient RSA key, which nothing should be using any more.

2009-08-06 — New chain picture

New picture added to the chain gallery.

2009-08-05 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-08-04 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-08-03 — New clouds picture

New picture added to the clouds gallery.

2009-08-02 — New clouds picture

New picture added to the clouds gallery.

July 2009

2009-07-27 — Deleted news.admin.net-abuse.* FAQ

Deleted the news.admin.net-abuse.* FAQ. I no longer read any of the groups and no longer post the FAQ, so it's pointless for me to maintain a web page about it and just creates conversations about groups I know nothing about. I think this is one of the rare cases where it's better for content to go away completely.

2009-07-18 — New beach picture

New picture added to the beach gallery.

2009-07-18 — News::Gateway information updated

Updated the News::Gateway pages to stop saying that I'm going to release a new version in 2005, since that clearly didn't happen. Add new copyright dates and a pointer to the new Git repository for the source, but clearly say that I have no idea when, if ever, I'll release a new version.

2009-07-18 — pam-krb5 3.14

Bug fixes for ignoring users in the password stack, error handling when ticket cache initialization fails, and portability to Heimdal and FreeBSD. Also always treat the empty password as an authentication failure rather than passing it to the Kerberos libraries, which may treat it as a cue to re-prompt the user, letting the user authenticate with a password different than that known to the PAM stack.

2009-07-18 — release 1.41

Initial release of the tool I use to generate tarball and script releases of my software and update the spin .versions file.

2009-07-17 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-07-16 — Added Ohloh links to some projects

Added links to the Ohloh project page and code analysis for those projects that are registered with Ohloh.

2009-07-14 — WebAuth 3.6.1

Improved support for suppressing the confirmation page and displaying information about delegated tickets. Extensive code restructuring and partial build system modernization, and some accumulated bug fixes. There are now WebAuth software pages in my regular layout and format, including HTML conversions of all the regular documentation, although the main WebAuth site remains canonical.

2009-07-13 — check-dist 1.3

Initial public release of a script to check a distribution tarball against a source directory and report on any files in the latter that aren't in the former. Useful primarily for verifying the results of Automake's make dist.

2009-07-11 — weekly 1.5

Initial public release of the script I use to mail a weekly status report to my manager or working group.

2009-07-09 — backport 1.20

Suppress the normal initial checks in dpkg-buildpackage for build dependencies and the initial run of debian/rules clean before moving the package into the chroot for building.

2009-07-05 — Fix link to On-Line Books Page

Fix link to On-Line Books Page.

2009-07-04 — Term::ANSIColor 2.01

Add colorstrip to remove color escape sequences from strings. Untaint the constant sub names before generating the autoloaded subs. Improve testing of error conditions.

2009-07-03 — Add Locus and John W. Campbell Memorial winners

Add the winners of this year's Locus SF, Locus Fantasy, and John W. Campbell Memorial award winners.

2009-07-03 — Add INN cnfsheadconf man page

Added the HTML conversion of the new POD documentation for INN's cnfsheadconf program and separated it and cnfsstat into a separate section on the current and 2.5 documentation pages.

2009-07-03 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-07-01 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

June 2009

2009-06-29 — Updated INN documentation

Updated INN documentation to the latest version in Subversion, which includes a new POD conversion of the man page for cnfsstat.

2009-06-29 — Review: The World Before

Review of The World Before by Karen Traviss.

2009-06-29 — Added Debian notes for HP Firebird 802

Added my build and configuration notes for the HP Firebird 802, including the system build, X configuration, and sound configuration.

2009-06-26 — Review: Little Brother

Review of Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.

2009-06-26 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-06-25 — Review: Twisty Little Passages

Review of Twisty Little Passages by Nick Montfort.

2009-06-25 — New rail picture

New picture added to the rail gallery.

2009-06-23 — Review: The Graveyard Book

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

2009-06-21 — Review: Zoe's Tale

Review of Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi.

2009-06-21 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-06-20 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-06-19 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-06-18 — Review: Ambulance Ship

Review of Ambulance Ship by James White.

2009-06-18 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-06-15 — New rail picture

New picture added to the rail gallery.

2009-06-09 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-06-09 — Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Review of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs.

2009-06-08 — Review: Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2009

Review of Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2009.

2009-06-08 — New object picture

New picture added to the object gallery.

2009-06-08 — Removed old 2008 changes

Removed changes from December 2008 from the current web site changes now that there are plenty of 2009 entries.

2009-06-08 — INN 2.5.0

A new major release of INN, featuring many significant improvements from INN 2.4.6. Among the highlights are SASL support for nnrpd, significant improvements to support the standardized NNTP protocol, a rewrite of the network code for better IPv6 support, and significant improvements to innreport, but there are many other changes.

May 2009

2009-05-26 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-05-25 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-05-25 — Review: Crossing the Line

Review of Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss.

2009-05-24 — Review: Wyrd Sisters

Review of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.

2009-05-22 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-05-22 — remctl 2.14

Add support in the remctld server for designating one argument to a command to pass on standard input. That argument will be spliced out of the command's command-line arguments and fed on standard input instead. This permits that argument to be of almost arbitrary length and to contain nul characters. Other improvements include filtering unprintable characters out of remctld's logging, changing terminology throughout to use "command" and "subcommand" to talk about remctl commands instead of the unintuitive "type" and "service," compilation fixes on Mac OS X, support for Solaris 10's native GSS-API library, and fixes for several minor memory leaks in the remctld server.

2009-05-22 — rra-c-util 1.0

First release of rra-c-util as a stand-alone distribution, with some improvements relative to the portability libraries included with remctl 2.13 and the test suite converted to C TAP Harness 1.0.

2009-05-21 — C TAP Harness 1.0

First release of C TAP Harness as a stand-alone distribution, with significant improvements relative to the version included in remctl 2.13.

2009-05-21 — New chain picture

New picture added to the chain gallery.

2009-05-19 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-05-18 — New object picture

New picture added to the object gallery.

2009-05-18 — Review: The Engines of God

Review of The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt.

2009-05-18 — Review: Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2009

Review of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2009.

2009-05-08 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-05-07 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-05-06 — New industry picture

New picture added to the industry gallery.

2009-05-05 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-05-05 — Review: Saturn's Children

Review of Saturn's Children by Charles Stross.

2009-05-04 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-05-04 — Review: Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2009

Review of Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2009.

2009-05-02 — Update award winners for 2009 to date

Add the winners of this year's Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Clarke, and British SF awards.

April 2009

2009-04-30 — Add Dreamwidth feed to journal sidebar

Now that Dreamwidth has launched and I've syndicated my journal there, add a link to the Dreamwidth feed for my journal.

2009-04-29 — Review: Quicksilver

Review of Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

2009-04-28 — Review: Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 2009

Review of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 2009.

2009-04-22 — New industry picture

New picture added to the industry gallery.

2009-04-21 — New object picture

New picture added to the object gallery.

2009-04-20 — Review: Liar's Poker

Review of Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.

2009-04-20 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-04-20 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-04-19 — Review: Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2008

Review of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2008.

2009-04-18 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-04-16 — New wildlife picture

New picture added to the wildlife gallery.

2009-04-14 — Add Bad Science missing chapter link

Add a link to the missing Bad Science chapter to my book review.

2009-04-13 — Update USEFOR status

Update the status of the USEFOR and USEPRO documents and remove the link to the charter for the now-closed USEFOR working group.

2009-04-06 — Review: Bad Science

Review of Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

2009-04-04 — Expanded Subversion to Git conversion details

Add details on how to convert from a mergeWithUpstream Subversion repository to a Git repository, including a method for creating the empty upstream branch so that git-import-orig will work.

2009-04-03 — New industry picture

New picture added to the industry gallery.

2009-04-02 — New industry gallery

New picture gallery for pictures of industrial sites buildings, and equipment.

2009-04-01 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

March 2009

2009-03-31 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-03-31 — Review: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Review of Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell.

2009-03-25 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-03-25 — tracker 1.1

Updated to my current coding and documentation style and fixed a bug on platforms with a 64-bit int.

2009-03-24 — New urban picture

New picture added to the urban gallery.

2009-03-24 — lbnamed package in personal repository

Added lbnamed package to my personal repository.

2009-03-24 — wallet naming convention for shibboleth.xml

Add new wallet object naming convention for shibboleth.xml files that contain secure data, such as passwords.

2009-03-23 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-03-22 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-03-21 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-03-21 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-03-20 — Review: Asimov's Science Fiction, January 2009

Review of Asimov's Science Fiction, January 2009.

2009-03-20 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-03-20 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-03-11 — backport 1.19

Add support for lenny backports and make that the default. Support specifying the target distribution and choose backport version numbers accordingly. Vary the changelog message based on whether the backport is to stable or oldstable. Make a few other updates to support more flexible target distributions.

2009-03-10 — INN 2.4.6

A bug fix release, including an improved version of docheckgroups included, updates to support newer releases of Perl, fixes for Perl filtering hooks, a few NNTP protocol fixes, and lots of various bug fixes.

2009-03-09 — Add link to INN testing directory

Add a link to the ftp.isc.org testing directory.

2009-03-05 — New Debian package and repository details

Switched to reprepro for my personal repository and changed signature keys. Updated the Debian repository information accordingly. Also updated the list of packages in my local repository and updated the list of Debian packages that I maintain.

2009-03-03 — New USEPRO draft

Released draft-ietf-usefor-usepro-14. The changes from -13 are fairly minor: updated boilerplate and some fixes and suggestion improvements around checkgroups handling.

2009-03-02 — New urban gallery

New gallery of urban pictures.

2009-03-02 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-03-01 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-03-01 — Pointer to Term::ANSIColor Git repository

Add a pointer to the Term::ANSIColor Git repository.

February 2009

2009-02-28 — Term::ANSIColor 2.00

Add support for pushing attribute strings onto a stack and popping back to a previous attribute string without resetting. Add faint as an alias for dark, fix coding style issues, convert to Git, add spelling checks, and convert test suite to Test::More.

2009-02-28 — Remove auth_smb INN documentation

Remove auth_smb documentation. It's been removed from INN 2.5.

2009-02-28 — svnlog 1.15

Assume that names are encoded in UTF-8. Decode them and encode them using RFC 2047 encoding when needed for e-mail messages. If the name is not in valid UTF-8, continue using it verbatim in the mail message the way prior versions did.

2009-02-27 — Add htpasswd to Stanford wallet conventions

Add the Stanford naming convention for storing htpasswd files for web applications that need such a thing.

2009-02-26 — Review: Guards! Guards!

Review of Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett.

2009-02-25 — Review: Flow

Review of Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

2009-02-23 — Review: Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2008

Review of Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2008.

2009-02-23 — Review: Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008

Review of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008.

2009-02-19 — Review: City of Pearl

Review of City of Pearl by Karen Traviss.

2009-02-17 — New art picture

New picture added to the art gallery.

2009-02-17 — New art picture

New picture added to the art gallery.

2009-02-16 — New art photo gallery

New gallery of photographs of artwork.

2009-02-15 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-02-14 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-02-14 — Review: Against All Enemies

Review of Against All Enemies by John G. Hemry.

2009-02-13 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-02-12 — Review: All the Windwracked Stars

Review of All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear.

2009-02-12 — Add link to XKCD

Add a link to XKCD to my interesting people link collection.

2009-02-12 — New object picture

New picture added to the object gallery.

2009-02-12 — reminder 1.8

Ignore reminder files without a title or start date when running list, active, or mail. These files are created by reminder create to give the user something to edit and to reserve the reminder number.

2009-02-11 — New chain picture

New picture added to the chain gallery.

2009-02-11 — pam-krb5 3.13

An urgent security update that fixes two local privilege escalation vulnerabilities due to environment variable handling in setuid processes. Also includes some build system and portability fixes.

2009-02-04 — Reference git-pbuilder in Git notes

Reference the git-pbuilder script on my scripts page in my Git notes in addition to providing a minimal version of the script inline.

2009-02-04 — git-pbuilder 1.6

Added git-pbuilder to the miscellaneous scripts page. This is my version of the wrapper around pdebuild suggested in the git-buildpackage manual.

2009-02-03 — New chain gallery

New gallery of chain pictures (and an explanation of why I take them).

2009-02-03 — Update git-pbuilder script

Update git-pbuilder example script to a stripped-down version of my current script and add some additional documentation about specifying chroot locations.

2009-02-02 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

January 2009

2009-01-31 — Review: The Hard Goodbye

Review of The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller.

2009-01-29 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-01-25 — New NNTP documents

Added draft-court-dynfeed, draft-hernacki-nntpget, and draft-gilman-news-url to the NNTP draft repository. Pointers taken from the tin.org document repository.

2009-01-25 — New Usenet article format documents

Added draft-lindsey-hdrreg-netnews, draft-bambenek-posting-guidelines, RFC 850, and RFC 5322 to the document repository for the Usenet article format. Pointers taken from the tin.org document repository.

2009-01-25 — Pod::Thread 0.12

Partly (but not completely) fix rendering of =item 0 commands and fix where saved whitespace is output.

2009-01-25 — Link Debian notes page to Debian page

Add a link to my Debian notes page from my Debian package page.

2009-01-19 — INN FAQ: Cygwin update

The link to the Cygwin port of INN no longer exists. Update the FAQ entry to point people to web.archive.org instead.

2009-01-17 — Review: Brokedown Palace

Review of Brokedown Palace by Steven Brust.

2009-01-17 — New rail photo gallery

New photo gallery for pictures of railroad or rail cars.

2009-01-17 — podlators 2.2.2

Correct indentation of verbatim paragraphs in Pod::Text when the paragraphs contain lines that have only whitespace. The regex that indented those paragraphs was too liberal in matching whitespace and would indent the blank line before the paragraph rather than the paragraph itself. Also add a test case for the .TH line of man pages.

2009-01-16 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-01-15 — Review: In Front of Your Nose (1945 - 1950)

Review of In Front of Your Nose (1945 - 1950) by George Orwell.

2009-01-15 — New river picture

New picture added to the river gallery.

2009-01-11 — New plants picture

New picture added to the plants gallery.

2009-01-11 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-01-09 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-01-07 — backport 1.17

Fix bugs in the default chroot and in parsing versions for non-native packages from the *.dsc file, both introduced in 1.15.

2009-01-07 — kadmin-remctl 2.3

Fixed examine of principals with instances that don't have explicit configuration. Improved conversion of Kerberos v5 principal names to Kerberos v4. Various improvements to the configure modules for remctl, GSS-API, and Kerberos libraries.

2009-01-06 — backport 1.16

Changed the version pattern for Stanford backports.

2009-01-05 — New texture picture

New picture added to the texture gallery.

2009-01-04 — Review: Sethra Lavode

Review of Sethra Lavode by Steven Brust.

2009-01-04 — New flowers picture

New picture added to the flowers gallery.

2009-01-03 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-01-03 — spin 1.74

Pass only the file name to cvs when running cvs log for cvs2xhtml. The full path confuses a remote CVS server.

2009-01-03 — nan-archive 1.15

First public release of the script that maintains the news.announce.newgroups archive on ftp.isc.org. Takes a feed from a news server, checks PGPMoose signatures, and saves articles as determined by an Archive-Name header field. Would require modification to use for another purpose, but might be interesting as a starting point for archiving another newsgroup.

2009-01-02 — Review: The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril

Review of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont.

2009-01-02 — New paths picture

New picture added to the paths gallery.

2009-01-02 — New shore picture

New picture added to the shore gallery.

2009-01-02 — control-archive 1.1.0

Made update-control bulkload more accepting of tabs in newsgroup descriptions. Fixed variable declaration errors in update-control and process-control. Added an install target to Makefile. Hierarchy updates for grisbi.*, gnuu.*, and um.*.

2009-01-01 — Review: Jhegaala

Review of Jhegaala by Steven Brust.

2009-01-01 — New trees picture

New picture added to the trees gallery.

2009-01-01 — New nanaimo picture

New picture added to the nanaimo gallery.

2009-01-01 — Add Hugo winner for 2008

Add the Hugo novel winner for 2008.

2009-01-01 — 2008 reading in review

Add an overview of my 2008 reading, book recommendations, and some statistics.

2009-01-01 — Rotated 2008 changes

Moved all web site changes for 2008 to a separate page and removed all entries older than December of 2008 from the current changes page.

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