Thursday, December 15, 2005

iFolder translation work


Eric's OneNet Vision


Jorge Mauricio is doing some awesome work on translating our Wiki! If you speak spanish, go check out our HowTos. Thanks Jorge!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Simias and log4net


Down the iFolder hallway at Novell


I have managed to remove the need for the pre-built assembly of log4net in the Simias project. Anyone that wants to build Simias from SVN trunk (and soon the iFolder_3_4 branch) will need to install the log4net rpm which I have packaged up. It's available on the downloads page. You can also get the src.rpm from here if you want to rebuild it for you distro.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Packages for log4net


Jared attempting to bluetooth another picture before he pukes. He was sick most of this trip.

I have posted packages for log4net. These were built on SUSE 10 but should work on other distros. I will be making changes to Simias to depend on the log4net package instead of including the pre-built assembly in our source tree. The rpm and src rpm can be download here:

log4net-1.2.9-1.i586.rpm
log4net-1.2.9-1.i586.src.rpm

Sunday, November 20, 2005

A more competitive track


November 2005, The re-designed track.


We got tired of the simple track we had designed and built so we re-designed and built this new layout. Now all four lanes have an advantage in certain spots of the track. The stretch of curves is particularly fun to race through against other cars. One car is always knocked off the track.

Holidays mean racing cars

The holidays are upon us once again and in the Gaisford household that means racing. When I was a kid, my Father purchased a Marklin Sprint race set. It was a 1/32 scale slot car set that was made in Germany by the well known model train company Marklin. Since then, Marklin has discontinued the product but I have managed to purchase enough (on eBay) to build a small track for my own family. Here are shots of recent tracks:
Dec. 2002 4 lane track


Dec. 2003 "the family" track. This is the track my Father still keeps for when the extended family gets together to race.


January 2004, a simple track my boys can race and stay on the track


March 2005, another simple track that included the small play table


November 2005, our current track. The boys prefer the simple tracks because they can race better on them. Last night my oldest boy beat me for the first time. He was quite happy as you can imagine.


These are the "old school" cars. They are all Marklin Sprint cars and have not been made for over 20 years. They are slower than the new cars but still a lot of fun to race because they have no magnets and make a lot of noise.



There are several companies that make cars today (as well as track). I prefer Ninco cars, they seem to be built the best and most of their models look good.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

New Images Location


I've moved the location where I place images to my .mac account. They should show on planet.ifolder.com now.

My Boss


This is Jared my boss. He likes to take pictures of me and send them to random bluetooth devices he discovers with his Treo 650. Here you can see he is deeply engaged in a discussion.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Planet Parameters updated

In order to add a bit more color to the place, I changed the parameters of the Planet so it will pick up all blog entries, not just the entries with the keyword "iFolder" in them.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Two notes of interest

I finished up the iFolder project roadmap. It still needs work and constant updating, but at least we have one now!

Novell has a new homepage. If you look under Developers, you'll see that the iFolder Project made the front page. Very Cool!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

iFolder 3 Featured in Novell Connection Magazine

Novell's Connection Magazine has an article about migrating to Linux. In the article they have the following sections

Deploying Linux OES as a Standalone iFolder 3.1 Server
Preparing to Install iFolder 3.1 on Open Enterprise Server for Linux
Installing iFolder 3.1 on Open Enterprise Server for Linux
After Installing iFolder 3.1 on Open Enterprise Server for Linux

I particularly like the names of the iFolders they used!

iFolder Wiki in Spanish

Jorge Mauricio has begun his work of translating the iFolder Wiki to Spanish...Awesome! Jorge suggested we build a separate Wiki for the Spanish version but I'm not sure we can't have it all in the same Wiki yet. I'll probably be proved wrong once we have a lot of content. Check out the first document in Spanish here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

iFolder Wiki transition is complete

Our transition to the Wiki based iFolder site is complete. All of the documents we had posted on Novell's forge site have been moved and converted to Wiki documents. I'm hoping the transition and ability to easily add content will motivate people to contribute. Our site still lacks many documents, some of which I know are in the process of being added.

Thanks to everyone who helped!

Friday, September 09, 2005

iFolder 3.1 clients released

It's 5:00 on a Friday afternoon and we finally got the iFolder 3.1 clients posted to the new site. You can get to them by hitting the iFolder Download page. I'm spent and I'm going home to enjoy the weekend!

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