Busy Saturday

Not sure what it was but I felt like I had things to do today 🙂  I re-caulked the kitchen sink (twice), amazing what masking tape can do to make the job a lot easier.

I took a trip to Home Depot to buy a few things for my next project:

  • 50 feet of indoor/outdoor cat 5e cable
  • two cat 5e jacks

    cat 5e jack
    cat 5e jack
  • two f-connectors

  • two 4 port wall plates


I started the project, running ethernet to the living room where the TV  and Playstation 3 (PS3) are.  I got tired of the lag while streaming content to the PS3.  I installed a new 4 port jack in the bedroom where the cable comes into the house, it has a coax and an ethernet port, and two empty spots for ‘upgrading later’. I bought 50 feet of outdoor cat 5 cable and scoped out the path I plan to run it along. I also replaced the Linksys BEFSR41 router (being used as a switch) with a D-Link DGS-2208 8 port gigabit switch. The hard part is still left to do, the actual running  of the cable, crawling around in the dirty crawl space 🙂 and run it up next to the TV.

And finally, I booked the beach house for our summer vacation this year.

snow day

Yesterday it was 51 degrees and the news predicted we’d get snow. I had my doubts, because it’s not the first time they call for snow and we get nothing. I got up at 3am this morning, partially excited to see snow but it was nothing but rain, needless to say I was a bit disappointed.

Imagine my surprise when I got up this morning to find several inches of snow, and it was still falling.

Spacewalk 0.4 RELEASED!

Today we released Spacewalk 0.4! It was an amazing release, I’m proud of the teams accomplishments with this release. We continue to move towards integrating open source projects as well as trying to get ourselves working on Fedora. Here are a few of what you will find in Spacewalk 0.4.

Features & Enhancements

  • integration with Cobbler and Koan
  • introduction Organization Trusts and Channel sharing, known internally as Multi-Org II: The Sequel.
  • multi-arch enhancement to better work with multi-arch packages on 64-bit systems.
  • a new set of APIs, including the following namespaces:
    • channel.access.*
    • channel.org.*
    • package.*
  • SELinux support added
  • added the ability to search documentation, in Spacewalk we include a search index of the online docs.
  • updated the help page to include api docs and docs search
  • more perl to java migrations
  • satellite-httpd was removed in favor of using the standard httpd
  • upgrades from 0.3 -> 0.4 available as well: https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/HowToUpgrade

Bugs fixed

An outstanding 118! total bugs fixed since 0.3 – http://tinyurl.com/7oytud

Known issues

  • in order to take full advantage of the multi-arch feature, you’ll need:
    • updated client packages
    • recreate the stored profiles
  • bad news is that Spacewalk running on Fedora is not yet available. The good news is that we have started building packages to work with Fedora 10. 🙂
  • 480233 – deleting stored profiles causes ISE
  • 479640 – do not conflict with specspo. Work around is to rpm -e specspo.


A special thanks goes out to Colin Coe for his continued contributions to the apis. Also, thanks to Todd Sanders for his Telemetry contribution. See contributors from past releases: https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/spacewalk/wiki/ContributorList

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