License support in Gentoo

It's a bit sad that Gentoo didn't promote this more, but Gentoo users now have support for license-based masking.

What does this mean? Well, previously, Gentoo already supported various masking reasons (like stable versus staging - the x86 versus \~x86 saga, package.mask'ing - for security reasons or critical bugs, ...). Now, a …

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Executing, but only when you're home

Sometimes you want to execute a particular command, but only when you're at home. Examples would be running fetchmail (or fetchnews) through cron, but you don't want this to run when you're in the train, connected to the Internet through GPRS...

My idea here would be to create a script …

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Switching to database architecture

It's finally committed: I'm going to dive into the realms of database architecture. It's with some sentiment that I'm leaving the expertise field of Apache, J(2)EE and WebSphere, but seeing the database architecture field makes it up well. I'm starting to get acquainted with Oracle DB as first …

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Translations to "Linux Sea"

A few people have contacted me if they were allowed to translate the online book I'm writing (Linux Sea). Of course they are, the license allows it. However, I recommend to wait a bit. At this moment, I'm not going to release the docbook sources (I'm not writing it in …

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Draft PDF for Linux Sea

I've added a draft PDF version of my Linux Sea document. If you don't mind the A4 papersize and the bad typesetting of the text boxes (I still have lots of overflows to correct) it is quite usable.

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