29 Jul 2000 Bryce   » (Master)


Spent most of the day going through the HA1.0 documentation and wondering just how much of it I would rewrite and the Ziff-Davies reporter had some fair points to make on the docs when he was installing it. Then again, you should expect difficulties when installing specalised network setups if you have limited network experiance 8)

Knocked off a load of support style questions through email. I've getting quite a few. It's just unfortunate it takes quite a bit of time to respond to them all..

Started detailing the configuration setups I require for the LWE show in just under 3 weeks time. I'm kinda looking forward to the show, even if I'm going to be couped up in a booth the whole time

Keith managed to release the piranha update twice through mistyping the release number 8). Actually thinking about it when you release linux software today, you have to announce it all over the place,.. comp.os.linux.announce, freshmeat.net the mail lists and any web sites that you are associated with. Not exactly a painless proceedure.

Ha! My good deed for the day, who would have thought it 8) Used my ex IBM tech skills to help Al Viro fix up the netfinity 5500 and it's scsi controller he's using for FS work. IBM needs to stop sending out of date prototype models to RHAT.

Rather dismayed that the share options I have in RHAT are absolutely worthless. I'm going to have to start looking seriously at my situation because it's not like I have a pension fund that I'm paying into (the one I had at IBM UK isn't particularly large and I can't pay into since I left IBM) also at present as yet I have no 401k to invest in. Time to start entertaining the thought of looking at other jobs I fear.

I have to look at it like this.
I have a finite working life. I am 30 now,.. I have a potential 35 years of working life ahead of me (if I survive that long) after which I retire. When I retire, I'm supposed to live off this amassed fortune in my pension fund/401k. This only works if money is going into such a fund and at present it is not. I have to look at each year as a resource that I get a return on and if the return is poor, then I'm in the wrong place no matter how much I enjoy the work. <rant> This was the *MAJOR* reason I left IBM/AT&T,.. not because the hours were slaveish or that there was too much work or that I hated it but because the cost of living was more than I was earning. Heck, I had to earn 1/3rd of my yearly salary through overtime just to break even and every attempt I made to get a pay rise was simply blown off so in the end IBM/AT&T lost out. Oh at the end, when I gave in myresignation they were suddenly very happy to entertain the idea of a pay rise, however, by principle I will NEVER use the threat of resignation to change my work conditions. Thats tantamount to blackmail in my book, so I left. It was actually at the point that if RHAT had not offered me a job, I would have quit and gone back to farming in N.Ireland. Oh well </rant>

Oh 8) don't worry,.. I'm nowhere near the leaving stage as yet

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