Jun 14 2010


Q: Is Dries your Brother ?
A: No he isn't.

Q: Are you related to Dries ?
A: No we aren't (as far as we know)

Q: Do you know Dries ?
A: Yeah .. I've known him since before he started his work on Drupal, now can you stop asking about Dries and refocus on me ?

Q: Are you related to Thomas Buytaert
A: No.

Q: Why are you sdog on irc ?
A: Back in my DemoScene days my nick was Sleeping Dog , whch was too long for a unix account name , sleeping didn't feel like a good choice and neither did dog, so the abbrev became sdog

Q: Are you still involved in openMosix ?
A: It's dead Jim, openMosix never made it to the 2.6 Kernel series, Moshe announced the EOL in July 2007. I've been told the folks over at LinuxPMI are doing good job in trying to revive the project.

Q: Why is Inuits called Inuits ?
A: Try finding a cool name and the matching available .be domain. That and our marketeers didn't know where the Penguins live.

Q: Why is Everything a Freaking DNS Problem
A: You mean you still haven't figured out yourselve ?

Q: I want to connect ?
A: No prob, here's my policy

Q: Do you want to give a talk about Open Source, MySQL HA, Devops, Virtualization, CloudSec, Open Source ....
A: Tell me more about your event and I`ll consider it.

Q: I've got another Question
A: I`m pretty sure you can find my email address and mail me :)

May 22 2010

Over 2 years of #mollom satisfaction

Following up on Wim's example

Jun 29 2009

Diaper Needs Service Problem

Last Saturday late, Sandy gave birth to our 2nd daughter
Amber, pics etc are on her own site

So we'll be changing diapers of 2 little Buytaert kids for a while )

PS. Craig from O'ReillyGMT gets the credit for inventing the new DNS acronym,

Jun 04 2008

Drupal Track @

In true Buytaert style I slightly persuaded Joeri to organise a Drupal track at T-Dose 2008

Joeri has just published the Call For Papers

Apr 01 2008

Losing an argument

About 2 months ago I sent a mail to Dries, telling him

I`m losing an argument with Dag , because I can't tell him how great Mollom is :(

Luckily Dries contacted Dag ,and now we can tell the world.. Mollom is great, Mollom allowed me to open up my comments

Now if only I could do the same for trackbacks :)

It's funny how lots of oldskool demoscene people tend to be involved in different interesting startups. Back in the ninetees we were travelling Europe to party at our favourite demo events and now we are all meeting again. You'll also recognize Uncle Bob, Emperor and others in this bunch of antique articles

It was Uncle Bob who introduced me to Dries about a decade ago, at the sunny terrace of Den Hill iirc

It's a small world .. and it ain't growing bigger ..

Mar 28 2008

Not using Open Source requires Anonymity

The local Trends Magazine has a big article about Open Source and Free software.. sadly it's mistitled "Gratis software becomes real business"

Apart from mentioning the usual suspects ,the obligatory Acquia mention, and the fact that everybody who is in the business wonders where the so called market analists get their figures, the biggest surprise in the article are the things that are NOT mentioned.

It seems that these days you have to be ashamed for not wanting to use Open Source ..

Translated: "Also other and often big software companies see the advantages of using open sourcemodules in their packages, although the are not making it public. "We are a big proponent of Open Source , but I don't see how you can live from it", says the managing director of a Flemish Information Services Group, who prefers not to have is companies associated with open source"

Pretty pathetic, Yes we are using Open source, No our customers shouldn't know,
No you don't get to know who we are, we want to remain anonymous.

I've got a pretty good idea which company this might be .. do you ?

Jan 08 2008

I got Interviewed

Some people obviously think I`m still interresting enough to interview

Reminds me of my first interviews over a decade ago .. I`m still being remembered by one of my famous quotes back then rougly translated to "those toddlers steal my bandwith" , when being asked about how the growing userbase of the KULeuven PC rooms in the Dekenstraat influenced my network usage :) (Think 1994 ish :))

But the acutal news is that Profoss is coming closer and closer .. and you should now Register!
So all you Drupal and MySQL folks out there.. this is your chance to learn about virtualization !

Oct 15 2007

Welcome Planet Drupal Readers

A big welcome to all new readers redirected to this feed from Planet Drupal ..

But before you all start wondering let's make this clear .. as far as we know Dries and I are not family .. so stop asking :)

Don't start bugging me about changes you want to be made in Drupal,
Yes you can try to bribe me by buying stuff from my Amazon Wishlist , but you will be talking to the wrong Buytaert. I`m just a humble Drupal newbie, using Drupal for my own blog and some small projects just a hobby, won't be big and professional like... well actually like Drupal .
You however won't be the first to buy stuff off my wishlist , given the fact that I`m not new to open source and Linux in general.