Articles by Vincent Van der Kussen


So today I went for the second time to sit the RHCE exam. This time the results were better then earlier.

RHCT components score: 100.0 RHCE components score: 100.0

RHCE certificate number : 805010290454578

The instructor mentioned that this was probably one of the last exams based on RHEL5.

Anyways, I'm glad I made it this time...

Fedora 14 Release party

The date for the Belgium Fedora Release Party has been set. A bigger (as in "print this and hang it up in your office") file has been attached.

Fedora 14 Release party poster

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LOAD dinner

Yesterday evening we had a dinner with most of the LOAD organizers to catch up and have a nice get together. On the other hand we wanted to discuss some things regarding LOAD.

One of them was if we all wanted to organise a second edition of LOAD, and i can already tell you there'll be a second edition of LOAD. For now that's the only thing that's certain. Date, location, talks, ... are still undecided although the location will probably be the same.

We will soon archive the current website and start posting updates regarding the next edition.

We hope to see you all at the next edition of LOAD.

Fedora 13 Release Party @ hackerspace Ghent

This time the Fedora 13 Release Party took place in the Hackerspace in Ghent, called WhiteSpace. As i arrived in the street where the Hackerspace is located i noticed someone who was also at the previous Release party.

A few minutes later biertie arrived with a big Fedora banner and signs to hang up so people would find their way to the HackerSpace (quite handy since the venue was like a small labyrinth).

Next thing was putting the PXE boot server i prepared in place so people could install Fedora 13 on their machine. After PXE booting some laptops to see if it stil worked we were good to go. Bert also created USB sticks with Fedora for some people.

The last day of Puppet Camp Europe was also taking place in Ghent and a lot of people came over to the Fedora Release Party and the HackerSpace became quite crowded.

bert ordered pizza's with the Fedora budget he had so we wouldn't starve. Drinks were provided by the HackerSpace for for very reasonable prices. Club Mate anyone?

After the food bert gave a quick presentation about the new stuff in Fedora 13. Dag Wieers also showed up and was aked to give a lightening talk about dstat . In the end his talk lasted more than one hour. He showed us a nice demo of Dstat's features and talked with real passion about it, so thanks for your talk Dag!

After all this it was time for some chit chat....

Thanks everyone for being there and see you all at the next Release Party!

Ow yeah, thanks Kris for bringing me a Puppet Camp T-Shirt! I would also like to thank the people from HackerSpace Ghent for using their infrastructure to host the event. If you're a geek living near Ghent, join them!

I've seen people take pictures, so if you read this put links to them in the comments please...thanks.

Fedora 13 Release Party

With imminent release of Fedora 13, there's also a release party scheduled. fedora 13 release party flyerfedora 13 release party flyer

Failed RHCE

Last Friday I took the RHCE exam. Unfortunate i didn't pass the RHCE part of the exam. These where the numbers I received :

RHCT components score: 100.0% RHCE components score: 62.5%

All I needed was an extra 7.5% to pass the RHCE part of the exam (70% is the required minimum). If I had some extra time to get everything finished I might have made it. You really have no time to look up stuff if you're stuck somewhere.

Anyway,next time we'll get there....

Linux Open Administration Days

Loadays has ended and I found it was good.

During the week of LOAD we did the wireless network setup using Linksys WRT/WAP54* devices. We actually expected problems, but beyond some little hickups the wireless worked quite well (Gryp's megamachine had probably something to do with it :) ).

On Saterday we setup the projectors and power outlets so the event could start. After some time the first speakers showed up for breakfast provided by the school where LOAD took place.

Saturday evening we had a pizza party with a big pile of pizza's and some beers

I didn't have a real schedule planned but I attended some talks like FusionInventory, Large MySQL setups, Bacula, Observer, Selinux. I skipped most of the configuration management tools, but attended the last part of the puppet talk which was quite speedy :).

There was only one talk that needed to be cancelled, Pieter Colpaert couldn't make it because of a train crash.

From the comments we got from people it seems that they would like to see a second edition of LOAD which is a good thing..

All in all things went well and I would like to thank some people.

First of all the people from the school who came working during their weekend and provided a lot of stuff like internet access, infrastructure, food, drinks...

Then the people who joined the crew the last few days. Tosh for arranging the hotel, dim0 for doing the taxi part and Gh0sty for helping out with infrastructure and stuff.

And of course the other people who helped organizing LOAD, speakers and visitors.

If i forgot someone please forgive me...

LOAD countdown

Just 10 days left until LOAD !

After a few weeks of planning, meeting and arranging stuff it's almost there, the Linux Open Administration Days.

This week the schedule got finalized and it looks rather good. There's a lot of differend stuff like open spaces, tutorials, regular talks,...

On Saturday evening there's a social/beer event not far from the event venue (it also has some pizza's involved).

I hope i'll see you there !

R.I.P. Remco

Our Rottweiler passed away a few weeks ago. So I'm posting this as a way to remember him.Remco, you'll be missed. I'm sure they've spaghetti sauce in dog heaven.


My blog is running on Drupal

I moved my Wordpress Blog to Drupal. Not that Wordpress is bad, but I've to create some websites and I'm planning on using Drupal for them. So this is a good way to get the hang of it.

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