In case you were wondering what had happened to my blog over the past few weeks: the server on which it runs, samba.nixsys.be, has been down for that time, since we've just moved office.
There's a story behind it, with which I won't bore you; suffice to say that we had to move out because of circumstances beyond our control. If you really do care, ask me over a beer or something (at debconf would be a good opportunity). I'll happily tell you the story.
Meanwhile, the server on which this blog runs and which was located in a separate room at our office was now no longer available. But that's now over, albeit that it's behind a different IP address, and ignoring the fact that I still have some minor things to finish after the move.
During this move, I found that we'd accumulated quite an amount of old unused hardware. While I've retained some of it (mostly my m68k machines, and some other machines that were given to me in order to add or improve Debian support for them), most of it has been given or thrown away. And that's even ignoring the other crap that had been in the cellar or the server/storage room. Oh my.
I had severely underestimated the amount of work that would be required to clean out the office, which unfortunately also meant that I overshot the official date on which I were to leave the office by about two weeks. Luckily the landlord wasn't in a hurry or something, so no harm done.
But I'll say this: if I ever say "yes" to anyone offering me some old decrepit hardware again for which I have no immediate purpose, may I be struck by lightning where I stand.
There's one significant advantage from this particular move: the view. I've gone from a dead wall to this:
Which is clearly an improvement...
Additionally, now just over a month ago, my bother's fiancée gave birth to a boy, which makes me an uncle for the first time ever. Scary.