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Confessions from the Sex life of a Network Engineer

Truly juicy…

The Quick Word

7 layers OSI model

My girlfriend is an OSI model. She always dresses in exactly 7 layers.

I specialize on the physical layer. She likes that. Even it’s the most difficult layer to debug, it’s nice to be so close to the hardware. She has a great rack too. I paid for it on our last trip to Java because hardware and silicon are cheap there.

Sometimes we argue over whether she has too many layers. I say it makes her look bloated. Then she gets upset and becomes unresponsive and makes me cry like an .onion, and then she calls me TOR. I hate that.

Then we make up and tell each other NTP jokes all night. Always great timing. I make her laugh. She sometimes cracks a UDP joke, but I never get those.

But I know she is vulnerable and I can’t help but exploit that. For me there is nothing…

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Written by Pawel Debski

2014/05/19 at 13:09

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Which Subversion client on Ubuntu?

Well, as you may have noticed I slowly started to play with Ubuntu. As an old Slackware user that started on 1,44 floppies with kernel 0.16 I am really amazed with ease of use and ergonomy of this distribution.

Now I need to find the complete suite of apps that match the needs of a lame business user.

LibreOffice works great, now’s the time for GUI SVN client. Found only three:

Rapid SVN unfortunately seems dormant (

Than comes a number of options to use full-blown RCS as a Subversion client – that’s not the best option for a non-technical user.

Which one would you suggest? Any other alternatives?

Written by Pawel Debski

2014/05/05 at 19:21