do not throw away that old pc!

I just recycled an old (>8 years!) pc (Compaq deskpro EP 350 Mhz, 64MB ram) into a firewall using ipcop. It is rather easy to do, highly recommended. You can read about this here or here to make up your mind. I repeat, it is not that difficult, give it a try before generating more trash and old iron, and thanks to all the people involved in making ipcop! Did i forget to mention this stuff is free?

what about 2007 and this blog

Well pretty much the same as last year…. (as a reference to the past, a blog is unbeatable)
Photography has nearly taken over this blog, i.e. my venture into digital photography has been very enjoyable. My D200 and the bulky but good 17-55mm zoom have served me well. The “success” of the photography part of my blog and my busy professional activities (that are NOT the subject of this blog…) made me nearly abandon the text part but i will try to reinvigorate that part if only for my own sanity as i have such a huge backlog of books that i absolutely positively have to read….
My photography plans include color calibration, (finally) buying a tripod (Bruges by night), and i want to have a small number of shots printed with the diasec technique. All advise on these topics is welcome!

happy 2007!