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A zombie rises from the grave!

Hello!
Remember me? Yeah, me, Troels Milinda Just.
Well, if you don’t, don’t sweat it, it’s understandable. After all, I haven’t blogged since November of 2006. I’m sure you’re wondering why. Well, I have had a huge amount of stuff to work out. Not so much school work, but more like emotionally and mentally. Don’t worry, it’s not like I am in need of a psychologist, it’s nothing like that, it’s more like issues of questions you ask yourself. These questions are quite hard to describe, I think one of them would be “Who am I?”, and even though that might be an easy one, for me, to answer, it’s still one that need to be answered. However, I have most of these “questions” sorted out by now, I think. In addition, I have also wanted to try to concentrate on school, and that has already shown quite good results! πŸ™‚
I’m not very good at math, but I got a decent grade of 9, which I was really happy about. I received a score of 11 in something called “nature class”, which is a weird abstract combination of physics, chemistry, biology and geography. In English, which I consider myself quite good at, I received the best grade possible, which is 13! I was extremely pleased with that, and also somewhat gratified, because I have spent over a decade now, developing my English skills, I don’t consider them perfect by any means, but not exactly inferior either. πŸ˜‰
I have an exam coming up in 10 hours is Danish. This one might be somewhat challenging. The reason is that Danish isn’t just about the actual language, but also about using the language. You not only have to show that you can read, write and talk Danish, but also actually use it to do various things that I won’t bother going into here. Since Danish is not one of my weak points, I am not too worried, but I am a little “concerned” I guess, that I have all the necessary information needed. I’m hoping that that concern will show to be unfounded, and the resulting grade will be good.
As you might have guessed, I’m almost through this year’s semester. In fact, the exam 10 hours is the last one. Once that sucker is nailed, it’s two months of summer holiday! Which I am looking forward to a lot!

Besides all the school and personal stuff, I think the reason I haven’t blogged is plain laziness. Let’s face it, human beings like being lazy! However, I think I’m almost back on track. I think a month or two ago, I forgot the exact date, I did publish an article that I wrote, about free software, free music and free knowledge. That started getting me back into the mood of blogging. I wrote this article as a school project back in October. As with my other writings, I have published this article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. So you’re free to copy, modify and redistribute the article, as well making derivative works, as long as you give attribution, don’t use it for commercial purposes (If you’re a newspaper and wanting to include it in an upcoming issue, email me and we’ll talk about it πŸ˜‰ ), and make your modifications, if any, available under the same license. Classic copyleft, which I like. Also, if you do use this article of mine for something, please feel free to tell me about it.

Before this blog post turns into too much of a novel, I would like to mention, that while the usual hosts are taking a four week break, I am doing The Linux Link Tech Show. So once I’m done with my Danish exam, I need to hurry home to make preparations for the show, which is streamed live, and later podcasted. I plan to do a tutorial on FreeBSD jails, and talk about how to avoide common proprietary software.

I expect that from now on, I will be blogging regularly, and since my summer holiday is only hours away (12 hours to be exact!), there should be a lot of geek stuff to blog about!

New web host … FINALLY!! :D

I finally got off my lazy butt and ordered some good professional web hosting. Frac.dk was getting little old to say the least, plus I wanted to have my own domain, which as you can see is troelsjust.dk πŸ˜€

I also took the opportunity to upgrade my blog from WordPress 2.0.2 to 2.0.4, which fixes a bunch of security vulnerabilities, and cleans up some code. It also meant that I had to redo some modifications that I made to the header, footer and sidebar of WordPress theme that I use (Almost-Sprig by Becca Wei, mad props to you dudette! πŸ˜€ ).

Finally I can put up articles as OpenDocument files, and do all kinds of wonderful stuff.

I really look forward to being able to use all these new abilities that I have to express my opinions, and share with you some ideas that I have.

I havn’t posted anything on my blog for quite a while, and the reason is that I have been busy at a new school, yes yet again I have switched schools, why? Well the two previous places I was at, I really did not feel at home, however where I am now, it’s wonderful. Most of the teacher are very nice and I have already learned quite a bit of new stuff, plus I have met some people that I have become really good friends with! πŸ˜€

This week I have holiday of fall, which is great, and last Thursday I finished a project in English at school. I decided to write about something, which I call Alternative Kinds of Freedom, and then present for the rest of the class. I though it went pretty well πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
Anyway, I decided to write a long article so that I had some material that I could present, and once I got that done, it needed to be scaled back a little for it to fit a presentation. Another reason to write a long article is because I wanted to release the article under Creative Commons. So I used school hours to write some new content to add to the world of Creative Commons and Free Culture, which is a movement I am proud to contribute to in any way I can. I just need to finish some spell checking and polishing of it, and then you will be able to find it right on this blog! πŸ˜›

Stay tuned!

And to a few of my new friends at school, As-Salāmu `Alaykum.

Inactivity; New episode of LaGER

Howdy folks, just wanted to let you know, that my blog isn’t dead, I’ve just had a lot of stuff on my mind during the last 1½ month, I’m getting closer to have it all solved, but I think it will take a little while stll. Although I will be posting more stuff, I didn’t set this blog up for nothing πŸ˜‰

Anyway, episode six of LaGER, the podcast I do with Dann S. Washko from The Linux Link Tech Show and a bunch of other guys, is recorded and ready for a little editing and should be out shortly. On this show, I talk about multimedia players on GNU/Linux, and the legal issues associated with those, my segment is about 50 mins. long I believe, we also discuss the KDE project’s announcement of their upcoming multimedia framework, Phonon, and I do the first part of my multimedia application round-up, this week I talk about four KDE apps for audio and video playback (2 music players + 2 video players), next week I’ll be talking about some great GNOME apps, and the week after that I will talk about some desktop agnostic apps that may be useful if you’re running a leightweight desktop on your GNU/Linux or *BSD box. And then finally the week after that I plan to mention a few apps for editing audio, video and making DVDs (I just found a really cool and simple iDVD-style app for KDE today, and I really look forward to tell you about it).

I hope you’ll go to thelinuxlink.net/lager and subscribe to the podcast, or download episode six when it’s out, which it should be in a few hours, if you wanna send me or the other guys feedback, you can do so by sending an email to: lager [at] thelinuxlink.net
Or by you can do it directly by IRC: #lager @ thelinuxlink.net:6667

Even though I’m one of the co-hosts, I have missed about three shows, because I had to visit family members during easter, but I think I have the next few weeks scheduled out.

Happy Hacking!

New school, yet again.

You may have noticed that my blog has been pretty inactive for the last week, this is because I just started at a new school, which as you probably know takes a little while to get used to, especially since I now have to take the train every morning, which is very different than just a regular bus.

You may ask why I didn’t stay at the school I started at right after I graduated ninth grade, well I didn’t really feel comfortable with the “environment” there, people were nice and all that happy stuff, but there weren’t a single person who would properly understand a technical word like “bootloader” or “operating system kernel” which kind of made me a little lonesome, I did go there to improve my math and physics skills, but they weren’t being improved at all, so I decided to just take what I got from ninth grade and make the best of it at a technical related school πŸ˜‰

Currently I’m on a basic training course, which is basic electronic stuff , math and some general preparations for the main course, which I can attend after the summer holidays IF I can pass the summer test AND get an internship, which is gonna be a bigger challenge than the test, it’s very very hard to get an internship in todays Denmark, especially when it comes to the IT category, which is a sad-ass situation, because there are so many very cleaver people, besides myself but not that I’m bragging or anything, out there who can’t complete their education because of the requirement of internships.

So is this a dangerous route I’ve decided to go down to? Maybe it is, but I’ve decided to grab the bull by the horns and thrown it 100 meters away, because I have some dreams and I want to take them out into reality, and that always has it’s risks and challenges.

Back home, after a schooltrip to south Germany!

Hey folks, the reason my blog has been pretty inactive for the last two weeks is that I’ve been on schooltrip to Berchtesgaden in south Germany. The bus drive nearly killed me, it took fucking 19 hours to get there, and then a week later, it took 19 hours to get home!!
I finally came home last Saturday, and right when I got home, I caught a nice classic cold. So I’ve been busy trying to get rid of it for the couple of days.

The trip was a lot of fun, on the 31st of August we walked six kilometers, with a constant rise, up the Kehlstein mountain, that walk nearly murdered me, to see Hitler’s summer residence. I wonder how the fuck did those crazy nazists ever mange to build that shit? πŸ˜›

I’m glad to be home, and back blogging! πŸ˜€

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