Exherbo’s Gerrit for 3rd party repositories
Exherbo / November 28, 2013

Exherbo’s Gerrit has left its infancy and, thus, I can now add 3rd party repositories to our Gerrit installation. Please just let me know if you’d like that. Requirements: Your repository must use git. You must have an account in Gerrit. You must be willing to add a Gerrit user (github: Gerrit-Exherbo; BitBucket: gerrit-exherbo) to your repository as a contributor.  Here’s the public key. (You don’t need the public key for github or BitBucket; if you’re unsure, you most likely don’t need it.) Your repository should be hosted on one of the big git hosting providers, e. g. github (preferred) or BitBucket. Let me know if your repository is hosted elsewhere. Please let me know the push URI for your repository. Once I’ve set you up, you can immediately work on Gerrit patches for your repository. You are, of course, its sole owner and fully responsible for it. By default, Exherbo’s core devs (but nobody else unless you explicitly ask me to add someone) will be able to +2 Gerrit changes for your repository, too. This is meant to potentially help you keep your repository up to date (e. g. when mass changes occur). This is entirely optional, though, and you can choose to opt-out at any time…

Dog Days – Deadly Passage by Joe McKinney
Book Review / November 4, 2013

Dog Days – Deadly Passage by Joe McKinney My rating: 3 of 5 stars I don’t like horror stories and I don’t like “supernatural” nonsense. That said, I actually enjoyed these two short stories which are basically from the horror genre and are bordering on “supernatural”. If only  “Dog Days” was to be reviewed, I’d rate it with four stars because it’s clearly the much better story. The set up is (mostly) believable and its characters likeable and, at least when it comes to the primary protagonists, well-written. You can relate to the young hero and – in part – to his friends and enemies. The rest of the characters are not too far off to accept them. All in all, the story is intrinsically sound and enjoyable. Of course, there are a few issues, e. g. with the timeline – it’s end of June and on the 19th of July something is expected to happen and the hero thinks that’s in “less than two weeks”. Not *quite* right but nothing that really spoils the experience. There’s a ghost that pops up twice for no good reason at all and should just have been cut out of the book –…