OpenID Enabled

13 Jul 2007

Thanks go to Christer Edwards for encouraging me to deploy OpenID support on this blog.

If you have an OpenID account, you can now use it to comment and to register on this blog, without having to register on this blog. I haven’t required logins to commont on this blog since June of 2006, but still required commentors to fill in their name and email and optionally allowed them to include a URL for their own site. Now, these kinds of things can be done via your OpenID.

I didn’t activate the second WordPress plugin yet, as I haven’t registered an OpenID of my own, nor have I set up an OpenID server.

I’m thinking about standing up an OpenID server on OpenBrainstem. I’m not really sure about this yet, so I’m asking you, my readers, to weigh in on the idea. Post your views as comments to this post. Tell me why I should or shouldn’t run my own OpenID server.

OpenBrainstem Mailman Configuration Fixed

7 Jun 2006

I figured out how to get mailman working with my Postfix/maildrop/Dovecot setup.
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13 Jul 2005

With a little help from my friend, Fozz, the last Perl module has been installed. RT is now running.

However, it is not yet ready for use. The configuration of RT will take me a bit of time (especially since this is my first time using it). Take a look at the OpenBrainstem main website launch punchlist for more information on my progress in bringing some of the major services online.

Progress Report: OpenBrainstem Main Website

1 Jul 2005

As you may or may not have noticed the main OpenBrainstem website is still not up. I have been busier at work over the past four weeks than I had anticipated (what else is new, eh? :) and have not been able to put as much time into it’s development as I would like. However, progress is being made.

The current line of site development is a sort of stop-gap measure. The code that will run the site is not meant to provide the kinds of features being planned. That will come when the StartPoint WMS reaches Alpha. We will move the main OpenBrainstem website to StartPoint by that time and will continue to work towards moving all OpenBrainstem sites & services as soon as the code is capable of supporting them.

I will place a progress punch-list on the main OpenBrainstem webserver to track the progress of version 1 deployment. Take a look there for the current status of development until the main website goes live.

First Member Blogs are Now Online

19 Jun 2005

One of the first services being created for OpenBrainstem Members, is their own individual WordPress blog. The blogs can be found at That page merely holds an index (with link) to each Member’s blog.


Welcome Aboard

13 Jun 2005

OpenBrainstem is starting to come to life. This is very exciting for me. Not sure what all the excitement is about? Well, then, I guess I should give you a little information about OpenBrainstem, and this blog.

OpenBrainstem provides resources for “Intelligent Open Source Software Engineering.” More on that will be posted on the About page of the main OpenBrainstem website, once I put the site together.

Currently, the webserver is operational (content pending), the email server is working perfectly & is secured (I still need to add SpamAssassin & ClamAV), MySQL is working (obviously, or you wouldn’t be reading this blog) and other services are coming along. I will create a matrix page on the OpenBrainstem main website listing all the services that will be provided and their states as they are deployed.

What about the blog sites? Well, I have chosen WordPress as the blogging software for Since WordPress does not support multiple blogs (yet?), this means that each persons blog will be a separate installation. I will dedicate a database on the server to each member, but WordPress will only have access to it’s tables in each member’s database. Another great feature of WordPress is that it provides light CMS capabilities, making it rather easy to create pages. Each OpenBrainstem Member will have their own blog.

This is my first entry in my own blog. I know you are expecting me to tell you about myself and my hopes and dreams for this blog, but, I’m not going to. Not here, anyway. Instead, I will point you to two other resources; my Personal Website and my Guru Labs blog, where I have been making entries for a few months now. Not to worry, though; both of those resources will continue to be used, in addition to this new site.

Now, to start building some pages for this site. Enjoy!