dburrows/ blog/ archive

This page lists all the posts in my blog, even the old ones. Note that the RSS and Atom feeds on this page include all the posts on my blog, whereas the feeds on the main page only include posts written prior to the blog moving to ikiwiki. All new posts appear on both the main feed and the archive feed.

aptitude-related projects for Summer of Code 2010
Posted Mon Apr 5 22:00:00 2010

Installing OpenWRT on a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1
Posted Sat Mar 6 19:30:00 2010

aptitude-gtk status, a visual tour
Posted Sun May 3 09:12:39 2009

aptitude 0.5.2 released
Posted Sat Apr 25 11:00:00 2009

Merge of doom
Posted Mon Mar 23 12:15:00 2009

Sometimes, tools are useful.
Posted Mon Mar 23 09:37:00 2009

Help make aptitude faster!
Posted Thu Mar 5 23:00:10 2009

Well, that was easier than expected
Posted Wed Mar 4 08:00:00 2009

Access control FAIL
Posted Fri Feb 20 18:35:00 2009

Should we be scared of the future or not?
Posted Wed Feb 11 20:45:00 2009

Dear Lazyweb, does anyone understand job control?
Posted Sat Feb 7 17:10:00 2009

A better map of the apt state files
Posted Sun Feb 1 13:06:00 2009

A map of the apt and dpkg state files
Posted Mon Jan 26 03:30:00 2009

aptitude 0.5.1 released
Posted Sat Jan 24 11:30:00 2009

A report from the technological present.
Posted Thu Jan 22 21:20:00 2009

Google is yelling at me.
Posted Sun Jan 18 10:00:00 2009

A diagram of the apt system
Posted Sun Jan 11 13:40:00 2009

New hackergotchi
Posted Sat Jan 10 15:21:32 2009

aptitude-gtk updates: dpkg progress bar, choosing columns, more
Posted Tue Dec 23 23:03:00 2008

On voting to release Lenny
Posted Sun Dec 14 07:30:00 2008

aptitude 0.5.0 released
Posted Tue Nov 11 22:56:00 2008

Package Management Sudoku 2
Posted Sat Aug 23 11:15:00 2008

Package Management Sudoku
Posted Tue Aug 19 22:23:00 2008

No hyphenation joy in GTK+.
Posted Mon Aug 11 21:16:58 2008

aptitude 0.4.11.9 released
Posted Mon Aug 11 20:44:19 2008

CWidget tutoral 1: 'Hello, world!'
Posted Fri Jul 4 13:03:00 2008

Welcome to Obey Arthur Liu, GSOC coder
Posted Thu Jun 19 07:22:00 2008

aptitude 0.4.11.4 released
Posted Sat Jun 7 18:38:00 2008

Worst Debian day ever.
Posted Wed May 14 08:10:00 2008

Breaking radio silence
Posted Fri May 9 22:30:00 2008

The trifecta of loathing
Posted Mon Apr 21 20:30:00 2008

aptitude 0.4.11.2 released
Posted Sat Apr 12 20:07:00 2008

aptitude 0.4.11.1 released
Posted Sat Apr 5 08:00:00 2008

'Suck less' mugs on Cafepress
Posted Sun Mar 16 14:39:51 2008

Apologies for spamming the planet...
Posted Sun Mar 16 12:08:00 2008

aptitude 0.4.11 released
Posted Sun Mar 16 11:54:00 2008

The power of self-delusion
Posted Fri Mar 7 21:17:00 2008

Lightning-bug journalism
Posted Thu Jan 31 06:14:00 2008

Abusing metaphors is fun
Posted Sat Jan 19 22:06:00 2008

I hate it when I'm right this way
Posted Wed Jan 9 07:00:00 2008

Appropriate Technology
Posted Mon Dec 24 11:17:00 2007

aptitude 0.4.10 released
Posted Sun Dec 16 13:36:00 2007

cwidget 0.5.6.1 released
Posted Sat Dec 15 23:01:00 2007

HOWTO get and compile the apt source repository using bzr
Posted Sat Dec 15 16:05:00 2007

HOWTO convert your Blogger/BlogSpot blog to ikiwiki
Posted Fri Dec 14 23:00:00 2007

Why should Europeans get all the cool words?
Posted Wed Dec 12 20:56:00 2007

Abstracting over record fields in Haskell
Posted Fri Dec 7 19:00:00 2007

Why so few X maintainers?
Posted Mon Dec 3 07:34:00 2007

Suck less T-shirts on Cafepress
Posted Sun Dec 2 00:06:00 2007

Installing packages in safe-upgrade
Posted Sat Dec 1 13:12:00 2007

Full upgrade and conflicts
Posted Sat Dec 1 12:08:00 2007

The Dreaded I-Word
Posted Fri Nov 30 08:15:00 2007

Ikiwiki and git
Posted Wed Nov 28 20:22:00 2007

Moved to ikiwiki
Posted Wed Nov 28 08:52:14 2007

Facebook comments
Posted Wed Nov 21 18:31:00 2007

Good ideas in customer service: kill the hold period
Posted Wed Nov 21 18:09:00 2007

cwidget gets a Web page
Posted Tue Nov 20 21:28:00 2007

ANNOUNCE: cwidget
Posted Sun Nov 11 18:41:00 2007

Building rails
Posted Mon Nov 5 19:20:00 2007

Lessig at the University of Washington
Posted Sun Nov 4 11:58:00 2007

Mail
Posted Wed Oct 31 05:57:00 2007

Here we go again...
Posted Tue Oct 30 21:02:00 2007

Just rub it in, why don't you!
Posted Tue Oct 30 20:35:00 2007

Mercurial repositories for the aptitude Debian tree now publically accessible
Posted Sat Oct 13 19:50:00 2007

Monad.Reader
Posted Sat Oct 13 14:16:00 2007

Science: who does it, why?
Posted Wed Oct 10 18:37:00 2007

Feline Love
Posted Wed Oct 3 20:40:00 2007

What were they thinking?
Posted Tue Sep 4 07:46:00 2007

Seattle LUG meeting
Posted Thu Aug 30 20:31:00 2007

Do not install aptitude 0.4.4-4b+1!
Posted Sun Jul 1 18:12:00 2007

Jealousy
Posted Thu Jun 21 22:30:00 2007

Fun with Functions
Posted Tue Jun 19 20:31:00 2007

Freudian slips in commit messages
Posted Sun Jun 17 21:53:00 2007

aptitude development moves to Mercurial, back to Alioth
Posted Sat Jun 16 21:51:00 2007

Dear Lazyweb: Mercurial Python API
Posted Sun Jun 10 21:33:00 2007

Closing bugs just because they're old is not cool
Posted Sun Jun 10 11:11:00 2007

Blogger annoyingness
Posted Fri Jun 8 21:01:00 2007

The virtues of limited terminal width
Posted Wed May 23 20:41:00 2007

System 76
Posted Tue May 15 21:49:00 2007

Wikified aptitude TODO list.
Posted Sat Apr 21 11:59:00 2007

How *not* to impress your customers.
Posted Sun Apr 15 08:28:00 2007

coq's -ness-nesses
Posted Thu Apr 12 20:33:00 2007

Wikipedia is case-sensitive, who'da thunk?
Posted Wed Apr 11 21:28:00 2007

Latest Shiny Geek Toy: coq
Posted Mon Apr 9 20:27:00 2007

On emailing me.
Posted Wed Mar 28 20:27:00 2007

Where have all the bytes gone?
Posted Mon Mar 12 20:50:00 2007

Project get-in-shape
Posted Sun Feb 4 20:07:00 2007

I Sansa no more
Posted Tue Jan 30 22:20:00 2007

PR techniques
Posted Mon Jan 29 20:32:00 2007

The Internet generation's lament
Posted Mon Jan 29 20:28:00 2007

Sandisk doesn't want your money for a music player unless you run Windows
Posted Sat Jan 27 08:33:00 2007

Package management usability
Posted Tue Jan 23 21:46:00 2007

How to Breathe, Functionally (part 2)
Posted Sun Jan 21 09:20:00 2007

How to Breathe, Functionally (part 1)
Posted Sun Jan 21 08:44:00 2007

Via C7: it goes fast AND slow!
Posted Thu Jan 18 08:09:00 2007

Cuckoo!
Posted Wed Jan 17 20:35:00 2007

Mini-Review: mythtv for non-TV viewers
Posted Wed Jan 17 20:11:00 2007

The US isn't the only country with crazy politicians
Posted Wed Jan 10 06:07:00 2007

Why comments are closed on my blog.
Posted Thu Dec 28 10:06:00 2006

I'm a top contributor too!
Posted Thu Dec 28 10:01:00 2006

Microsoft: Copyright law is for other people?
Posted Thu Dec 28 08:33:00 2006

urlscan 0.5
Posted Sat Dec 16 11:33:00 2006

"DRM:
Posted Sat Dec 9 14:02:00 2006

Apologies to Samsung
Posted Sat Dec 9 13:50:00 2006

Hungarian notation is a human-checked type system, redux
Posted Sat Dec 9 11:21:00 2006

Hardware manufacturers to avoid: Samsung
Posted Fri Dec 8 20:43:00 2006

Things I miss about being an Undergrad.
Posted Tue Dec 5 20:41:00 2006

Digging for Conspiracies?
Posted Tue Nov 28 06:46:00 2006

Close Encounters of the Automotive Kind
Posted Sun Nov 12 10:21:00 2006

Things that Don't Suck and Things that Do
Posted Fri Oct 27 18:52:00 2006

ACLU & tagged-URL emails
Posted Tue Oct 17 18:16:00 2006

When good spamfilters go bad.
Posted Sat Sep 30 21:02:00 2006

Kitties
Posted Sat Sep 2 11:12:00 2006

Dynamic typing strikes again.
Posted Sat Aug 12 15:12:00 2006

Giving away secrets
Posted Sat Aug 12 14:47:00 2006

Explaining Network Neutrality
Posted Sat Aug 12 11:07:00 2006

We aren't ATI's market.
Posted Sat Aug 12 09:14:00 2006

Amazing the things you learn when you fiddle
Posted Tue Aug 1 23:43:00 2006

People suck, news at 11
Posted Sun Jul 30 13:12:00 2006

Wallet arghness
Posted Wed Jul 26 20:53:00 2006

Meeting the Wisconsin state bird in Washington
Posted Sun Jul 16 09:26:00 2006

Paintings make the room pretty.
Posted Tue Jul 4 16:30:00 2006

Not Bavaria, but still fun.
Posted Tue Jul 4 15:15:00 2006

Seth Crosson, are you out there? Your mother would like to speak with you.
Posted Sat Jun 24 16:48:00 2006

Unsubscribing from most Debian lists.
Posted Sun Jun 18 09:06:00 2006

Still Not Dead Yet
Posted Wed May 17 20:30:00 2006

No More Retail Electronics Stores
Posted Sat Mar 25 13:45:00 2006

Memcheck good; Fry's not so good
Posted Sat Mar 18 21:15:00 2006

Windows stupidities
Posted Sat Mar 18 10:05:00 2006

So close, yet so far away...
Posted Fri Mar 17 22:58:00 2006

I Hate Hardware Redux
Posted Thu Mar 16 21:54:00 2006

Windows in 1998
Posted Sat Feb 18 09:08:00 2006

Arguments that are difficult to refute.
Posted Sat Feb 18 09:04:00 2006

How much speed are you willing to give up for pretty code?
Posted Sun Jan 29 12:24:00 2006

Gainful employment rules
Posted Thu Jan 5 20:11:00 2006

Legibility, A Brief Thought Regarding
Posted Fri Dec 9 22:28:00 2005

Linguistic Contortions
Posted Thu Dec 1 12:43:00 2005

Music for everyone
Posted Thu Nov 24 19:21:00 2005

Lentil-based protesters
Posted Thu Nov 24 18:15:00 2005

Thread pattern recognition
Posted Wed Nov 23 23:19:00 2005

A type-system hack
Posted Mon Nov 21 09:15:00 2005

On the usefulness of advice.
Posted Thu Oct 13 12:19:00 2005

Announce: leafsmtp
Posted Tue Oct 11 22:26:00 2005

More lines-of-code nonsense
Posted Fri Oct 7 16:18:00 2005

P-E-B-C-A-K
Posted Thu Oct 6 17:43:00 2005

A cry from the bitbucket
Posted Thu Oct 6 10:43:00 2005

aptitude goes distributed
Posted Wed Oct 5 00:17:00 2005

The Operation Was A Success (and the patient lived!)
Posted Wed Oct 5 00:07:00 2005

Did I just do that?
Posted Tue Oct 4 16:22:00 2005

Give me a lever of 6
Posted Mon Oct 3 23:43:00 2005

I Hate Hardware
Posted Sun Oct 2 21:09:00 2005

aptitude 0.3.4 uploaded to experimental
Posted Sat Oct 1 17:36:00 2005

Usertags fun
Posted Sun Sep 25 17:16:00 2005

Desktop? What desktop?
Posted Thu Aug 25 16:53:00 2005

Too bad I can't put this on my resume...
Posted Thu Aug 25 16:50:00 2005

Note To Self
Posted Mon Aug 22 19:42:00 2005

Exponential blowup is annoying
Posted Fri Aug 12 14:58:00 2005

Unstable dilemma
Posted Sun Jul 10 07:41:00 2005

Taming the Inner Pack Rat
Posted Thu Jul 7 15:10:00 2005

UTF-8 success. Sort of.
Posted Sat Jul 2 12:28:00 2005

I have to get out of this state
Posted Thu Jun 30 12:49:00 2005

Curses! ... WIDE curses.
Posted Wed Jun 22 19:47:00 2005

Credit Cards, Security, and Common Wisdom
Posted Mon Jun 20 16:27:00 2005

New Web Pages
Posted Thu Jun 16 14:04:00 2005

Job Fairs
Posted Thu Jun 9 15:28:00 2005

I may be syndicated again (we can only hope)
Posted Wed Jun 8 10:25:00 2005

Vacations and Camera Frustration
Posted Tue May 31 17:10:00 2005

Employment Catch-22
Posted Fri May 27 14:10:00 2005

I did it!
Posted Thu May 19 15:30:00 2005

License Insanity
Posted Thu May 12 21:07:00 2005

Eat Cold Logic, Feeble Dependency Problems!
Posted Mon May 9 21:30:00 2005

All Hail Lentils, That Shall Be Soup Here, After
Posted Sat May 7 19:07:00 2005

This Dang Blog Thingamajig
Posted Sat May 7 17:07:00 2005