Friday, March 30, 2007 progress

The work to rebuild is moving along, slowly but surely. Last night I added the scuro theme to the ChiGLUG Planet. There's still some bugs to work out (the image borders need to match our background, and where is a good place to stick that RSS feed sidebar!?) but it's cool to see it in action. Special thanks to the Planet Gnome devs for the inspiration :) Of course the major project still to do is the LDAP account creation tool, which feels daunting but will be awesome when it's completed. The wiki authentication is already tied into our LDAP server, so when it's done the account creation tool will really open that up.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Back from Spring Break

Audrey and I got back to school yesterday afternoon and found it to be a nice 72 degrees downtown. We walked around for a while, looked all around a mall, and ended up in a Waldenbooks store where I found an interesting book Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I read the first few chapters and would love to finish it up one of these days. The author does a good job of taking complicated scientific concepts and writes in a way that is interesting to the average person. I couldn't help but note the author's cheap shots at "foolish" things like intelligent design. The merits of I.D. aside, at the very least the cheap shots were a strike against the perception of purely scientific, rationalistic neutrality. Think not I am what I appear, eh? ;)

Friday, March 02, 2007

new server

We've got a new server! Thanks Tristan for donating this one until the main machine arrives. It's hostname? "rebirth" :)