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Friday, August 12, 2011

  Me, 46, Cerowrt - RC5

Usually I write a long, contemplative blog post on my b-day, but I simply haven't had time to gaze into my navel all that much.

I AM however, hoping that the RC5 candidate for CeroWrt proves out to be a good one, and begins to address the mistakes I made a decade ago, and mistakes everyone has been making since the 802.11n deployment.

I spent the last week with the incredibly helpful folk at ISC getting a lab put together to test this release of CeroWrt, and it's looking really good... but I did make the go/no go decision on a RC at 2:38 AM this morning, which worries me - but hopefully there will be few problems.

I'm hoping actually, for a dramatic difference in wireless network behavior for those giving the RC5 a test - certainly in testing I saw some of the cleanest TCP/IP streams I've seen all year.

I also look forward to people exploring all the new ideas inside of Cerowrt - DNSSEC, mesh networking, a local web server, etc, etc.

There are still a ton of bugs left to fix, but no priority ones, and that... is good enough to take a day off on, and enjoy wandering a park or two in california, and play some guitar. I'm off to Vancouver for a pair of conferences next - and I hope to stage a reunion from the band we played in, in Nicaragua - with the flautista, Angel, as well. Got a few new songs in my stack now, notably 'Please come to boston'.

So while blogging has been light, if I'm lucky, things will slow down enough for me to talk about what we've been up to for the last 8 months, and where we're going. Where I'm going next, after Canada... is Paris!

The greatest gift I've ever got for a birthday! - was the help of hundreds of people, all helping to fix, and finish the internet.

I'm in awe and delight. Thank you all, above!

Despite all that sentiment... First up this morning, on my list, is laundry.

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