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CWJ: Day -2

Dear Reader,

CodeWorks 09 Vital Stats

CodeWorks 09 day #: -2
Days till I see the Lovely and Talented Kathy:09
Cities left: 7
Miles Traveled: 0
Cups of Coffee: 0
Current Current City: Utrecht

Random Statistic of the day

Number of sessions I will actually deliver on the CodeWorks 09 tour: 27

Prep Work

Hey, it was Friday night. Of course I didn’t do any prep work. :) I did watch “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” though. It was a big old ball of Meh. Even Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis couldn’t save this one.
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CWJ: Day -3

Dear Reader,

CodeWorks 09 Vital Stats

CodeWorks 09 day #: -3
Days till I see the Lovely and Talented Kathy:10
Cities left: 7
Miles Traveled: 0
Cups of Coffee: 0
Current Current City: London

Random Statistic of the day

Number of “Random Statistics” that I have waiting to be published: 0

Prep Work

I did no prep work directly last night as I spent the evening with Yair Spitzer and Paul Wander, the heads of Ibuildings UK. On top of a great meal, we had one of the most interesting conversations I’ve had in a long time. I am however, starting to “get my head in the game” so to speak. My downtime these days is spent refining my presentations and practicing them in snippets instead of all at once.
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CWJ: Day -5

Dear Reader,

CodeWorks 09 Vital Stats

CodeWorks 09 day #: -5
Days till I see the Lovely and Talented Kathy:12
Cities left: 7
Miles Traveled: 0
Cups of Coffee: 0
Current Current City: London

Random Statistic of the day

Total number of pictures in both of my CodeWorks 09 slide decks: 3

Prep Work

I did very little prep work for CodeWorks 09 last night. Like most programmers I know, I have to maintain the network at my house. Unlike most programmers I know, for me, this involves ssh and remote Desktop from half way around the world. The Lovely and Talented Kathy needed Samba setup and working on our development server so she could start building out a new project. I fought with the firewall for about an hour (APF) before I read the entire conf.apf file. It turns out that while I was opening the right ports in the firewall, APF has an override BLACKLIST of ports and Samba’s ports were in that list. I did find out that there is very little in the way of documentation for APF with regards to Samba.
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