The now never-ending WordPress mill

From the dev lists: The target release date for WordPress 2.2 is less than a month away, April 23rd. Phew. Patch and relax. Update and relax. Patch and relax. When Matt and the others from Automattic said they’d be stepping up the frequency of updates – I didn’t expect this 🙂 It’s good though. Lots […]


Back from BrainShare and the usual round of patching the internal boxes. The firewall/spam server got a good round of updates. IPcop had two major updates. Also the CLAM anti-virus for the mail sweeper got updated to 0.90.1 There are also a stack of SLES 10 and Windows 2003 updates to test and install. Sigh. […]


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Live from CeBIT

I am in Hannover for a couple of days; announcing a new product at CeBIT – the worlds largest IT and technology show. It is my first time here – and the scale is unimaginable. I was warned by colleagues about the traffic, the remote hotels and the expense – but until this morning I […]

Mmm – delicious

All of the food so far in Beijing has been excellent. Last night I headed out with Laurence and we ran into the Dong Hua Men Night Market – which is renowned in Beijing. There is a wide range of regional delicacies on sale – including lamb kebabs, pork and beef skewers and fruit. Then […]

Panoramic photos of Beijing sights

I’ve been taking pictures of my stay in Beijing – I’ve added the pictures from Laurence too. In addition I am creating some panoramic shots stitching together many pictures to make a panorama. The panorama is great for trying to give some feeling of the scale of the sights. Here is Mao’s Mausoleum from a […]

Beijing stories – continued…

I am here in Beijing with Laurence – a colleague from the UK.   Yesterday we did the unthinkable – and booked ourselves on an organised tour to the Great Wall. First stop – the Ming Tombs – about 50km North West of Beijing itself.   As you can see it was drizzling and foggy. […]

Beijing stories

I’m in Beijing with Laurence – a friend from work in the UK. I spent the morning in the local Novell office – great views; mainly of construction: We were taken out to lunch by the project team from Novell – to a local tofu restuarant. Tofu served in ways I’d never seen it before. Even […]

Travelling to Beijing

I’ve just arrived in Beijing after a day of travelling. I left home before dawn for a 6am flight to San Francisco, then flew to Beijing. The flight was uneventful; immigration stressfree.     First impressions of Beijing? It’s raining, foggy and construction is everywhere. Tomorrow I will be in the local Novell office, more […]