Friday, September 09, 2005

Another jump

Gentoo is now my primary OS, from a couple of months. I was a bit tired of the slowness of debian on my laptop (performance! performance!). I am quite happy with it, and setup was not that slow.

Thursday, March 17, 2005


I made the move - from Suse (9.2, boxed) to Debian (SID). Right now, i am still in the middle of configuring the whole beast (my Latitude Dell D800, Centrino 765).
I was feeling Suse a little too bloated, with a lot of dependencies, not so easy upgrades to packages (i used apt-get for my installation, thanks).
My best example for this is GnuCash, which i use for personal finance - ever tried to upgrade?
Wha i am missing is Yast (quite a lot), the /etc/sysconfig stuff (very structured and clever from Suse), and the very good Laptop support from Suse, with all the power management stuff in place from start.

Also, i am waiting for xorg to make an appearance on unstable.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Dull day

Back in the office, a switch blew out taking us off the internet. Just an internal issue. Anyway we are back on.

About aspects, i was learning Aspectwerkz, after having used ApsectJ. Getting them united is a good thing, i believe. Better the (less invasive) Aspectwerkz approach, anyway.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

When a project is a mess...

I am in the middle of modifying the ant script of a bloated j2ee project (450 secs of build time wi th a P4 HT 2.6 ghz and a gig of RAM, windows 2K; lot less - like 180 secs - on my humble 2.10 centrino notebook with a gig, SuSE 9.2).
Looks like the mess is complete, as for now, the struts ( keeps asking for dtd validaton over the internet...
For the performance difference (ant is called within the same IDE), i heavily suspect the file system (ntfs vs reiser).
As for the project, the additional customer requirements are handled fom the project managers alike the rest...setting dates without consulting with technicians....sad but true, coming from a major consulting firm...

Yesterday re-installed kompose (apt-get install kompose) which is beatiful. Thinking about getting a Mac mini for my Dad (birthday in march).