Tired now

Last week, Stanford University hosted Cartel, a gathering of several schools that share similarities of infrastructure and IT problems. I was one of the coordinators, handled most of the content for the web site, helped prepare the agenda, and presented for three of the segments. It's considerably more work hosting and coordinating one of these than just attending one, even with the travel.

Jeff Altman and Derrick Brashear, the other two OpenAFS gatekeepers, were also in town for half of Cartel and stayed through Friday, so we went out to dinner several times, played a great deal of Fluxx, talked about the state of the world, and caught up.

This was all great and very informative, but I'm also an introvert, which means that no matter how much I'm enjoying social interaction, it's also extremely tiring. I'm still fairly wiped; I'm getting more done (and got more done last weekend) than I really expected, but I expect I'll be paying the price all the way through this week. (And then I have more company from out of town that I've been looking forward to for months, but which will then take its own toll, which means it's likely I'm going to be exhausted until well into August.)

So, I'm currently looking at all the things I want to do and trying to tell myself that not only is it okay that they're not all going to get done right away, but I need to make a concerted effort to take time to relax, try to work less than 40 hours this week (after working 56 last week), and spend more time reading.

Of course, writing reviews is one of the other things that I'm currently a bit behind on....

Debian is freezing for lenny next weekend. If I have a few moments, I may do final uploads of OpenAFS (to clarify that hppa isn't a supported platform) and kstart (a long-awaited new upstream release that adds a flag saying not to get forwardable tickets, needed if one has a krb5.conf configuration saying to get them and a site policy that says you can't). gnubg could stand another upload, but I probably won't get to that. The Shibboleth packages are all in good shape except that they don't all have complete copyright files for all the Autotools helper stuff, which is very not important.

Thankfully, the freeze is basically meaningless for Lintian, which will continue apace (and Adam D. Barratt continues to take much of the load off by doing a ton of commit work), and means that Debian Policy work should actually slow. My intention is to make the next normative release of Policy shortly after the lenny release, which gives us plenty of time to work on more changes for the next version. I plan on somewhat ignoring both for a bit while I catch up on other things, since I released Lintian 1.24.2 on the 13th (which I see I never announced here — whoops).

In other news, I finally started the process of moving services from systems I own and have to fix to systems where someone else owns the hardware and has to fix it when it breaks by buying a VM from Panix. I still need to sort out my DNS situation and get more direct control over my zone file now that I have somewhere I can run my own DNS server so that I can start moving services there, but so far, so good. I'm extremely impressed by their service and capabilities and already have all of my Git repositories on the system and gitweb set up once I get DNS updated.

Posted: 2008-07-21 23:25 — Why no comments?

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