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Goodbye, 2009

Personally, this year wasn't bad for me. In fact, I had a lot of fun: a great California roadtrip, Megaplex and Florida, Eurofurence, and numerous other great events. However, it was a hard year for many of my friends, which made the year much less enjoyable as it should have been. I'll depart to Suhlvester soon, to kick this weird year and decade out of the door. Have a safe New Year's Eve everyone!

I'm dreaming of a white christmas...

And this year the dream comes true, at least on Christmas Eve at my parent's place:

Weekend :-)

Many thanks to Lynard and TaniDaReal for inviting everyone to their birthday party. I had a blast!

Upgrading from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2, continued

After more or less successfully upgrading three very different machines online and at least ending up with usable network afterwards, I dared to upgrade the machine in the data center at the other end of town. And promptly ran into bnc#546575, which earned me a trip to said data center as the machine wasn't accessible by network anymore. up & running

Everything hosted on and provided by should be working again. I apologize for the downtime and like to thank you for your patience.


Something went wrong during the upgrade from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2, thus is currently down for unscheduled maintenance. I'll drive to the data center tomorrow to take a look why the machine does not come up anymore.

Upgrading from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2

I've encountered some unusual obstacles during the upgrade from openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2. Apparently, my setup is a bit outside of the spec... This is what I had to do.


Leah was a coworker at SuSE a couple of years ago. I barely knew her, as she was in a different department and the company was in rough waters at that time, but I remember her as a cute crazy girl from America full of energy, always in motion, a daredevil. Now I learn she has died falling off the roof of a building she was trying to climb.