Tuesday, December 30, 2003
I finally put up the manually structured IETF WG mailing list archive: Rainer's IETF syslog-sec WG Discussion Archive. I also asked the working group what they think of this effort. Will be most interesting to see what the response is (I have to admit it was much more work than I anticipated... may not work out in the long term if it does not provide enough value).

Monday, December 29, 2003
We started a glossary of terms. It will be interesting to see if it turns out to be useful. Of course, only time will show if we can keep it comprehensive enough so that it is useful. At least it will serve as a glossary for all of our manuals and papers...

Definitions of IT Terms

Sunday, December 28, 2003
Xmas is over ... and I did much less work than expected ;) Anyhow, at least today I updated my syslog section on MonitorWare: All about syslog - MonitorWare It now has only links to the content, not a duplicate of the content itself (ohhh... all the quick shots ;)). Looks a little stripped down. Well, will see hopefully soon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003
OK, I started a quick site to aid me in setting references for my syslog page. Real neat web design right now. I guess the designers will *really* love it...
syslog site

Friday, December 19, 2003
RedHat Sucks...

OK, we have made a new reappearal to the *nix community, after about 10 years of abstinence. Smart me picked RedHat as the initial target 'caus it is the #1 distro.

Now we here more and more news that #1 often comes with a number of backdraws:
NewsForge | Red Hat tells customers, 'No more freebies!". Most notably, RedHat seems to charge prices equal to Microsoft but doesn't even bear the development cost...

OK, I was very upset when I read it first. Now we made a decision. We will re-target and use Debian on our systems and also target BSD variants. Of course, we'll plan to continue to run on RedHat systems with what we do in open source... but only as a very last priority...

Thursday, December 18, 2003
The web engine project

Well, well, I am of curios nature. Of course, search engines are important for our biz. Does that mean we try to optimize our web presences for them. Of course ... a bit. But I never went into overdoing it. After all, web pages are for humans to read. So we have fiddled things a little but that's it. Mostly good content and - surprise, surprise - this drags in visitors as well as engines.

Anyhow, some friends told me they are using free web space to point to their domains. I strongly think this will take no good. Anyhow, being curios as I am, we started a project...

We have some help form school. I asked him to create 10 free web hosting sites and place something more or less meaningless on them ;) We will not register these 10 sites with any search engines, the only external link to them is from here (so that I can find them again...).

They are

We will search the engines in about 6 month time... And I am very interested if the sites will even exist at this time ;)

Why this blog? Well, after my friends have finally convinced me that blogging is cool, I not only started it but also think it would be nice to have a place where I can put all those "events" (and non-events) that happen to be relavant to Adiscon. As you probably know, not everything can go into an official news release ;) As you probably not know I tend to mess up with my personal archives on such things... So this blog is mostly ... for me ;) But if you like to poke around Adiscon, you are probably in the right place here.

Wondering who the hack Adiscon is? Its a company focussed on system management and security solutions... just for the records.

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