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About La Salle Debain

This is a weblog I'm keeping about my work on Debian and any other useful Debian related info I come across. It is not meant to compete with other news sources like Debian Weekly News or Debian Planet. Mostly it is just a way for me to classify and remember all the random bits of information that I have floating around me. I thought maybe by using a blog it could be of some use to others too. Btw. "I" refers to Jaldhar H. Vyas, Debian developer for over 5 years. If you want to know more about me, my home page is here.

The name? Debain is a very common misspelling of Debian and la salle de bains means bathroom in French.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2005


Congrajulation Although my daughter Shailaja has technically been attending preschool for a year, her class hasn't been doing much in the way of academics though I suppose they have learnt some valuable life skills such as the social unacceptability of lifting your dress up over your head. From next a year a more ambitious program of instruction is to be attempted.

It was felt that some sort of graduation ceremony (or congrajulation as Shailaja calls it) was in order and this Friday morning my wife and I joined the other parents for the proceedings. Unfortunately, although we were beaming with pride, the general reaction amongst the children was confusion and terror. Not Shailaja as she already has extensive experience of participating in ceremonies and rituals. But the other children it seems do not. After 45 minutes of hair pulling, screaming freakouts and pants wetting, everyone was successfully gradulated and pizza and fruit punch were served.

The picture shows Shailaja with her teachers Miss Shaheena and Miss Viviana.

posted at: 00:19 | #

Wed, 22 Jun 2005

But That Only Leaves Me Peebles!

I just posted a message to debian-devel asking for volunteers to take over most of the maintenance work for dovecot. I had already given up webmin and related packages and most of my perl packages to projects on Alioth. This means I am now the sole maintainer of only two minor perl modules in the official Debian distribution.

This hardly means I'm retiring though. I am still involved and in fact plan to increase my work in the YaST for Debian and Debian-IN projects. Theres' some documentation I'm interested in doing, and some work for DebConf 5. And I still intend to remain involved in my former packages. (For webmin, I'm still the de-facto maintainer.)

posted at: 10:42 | #