13 Feb 2004 Grit   » (Journeyer)

Wow, more than a year since the last entry.

The company I'm working for, Kealia, is being bought by Sun. I have mixed feelings about this, but on the whole it's a good outcome. Working with Andy Bechtolsheim has been an amazing experience.

Here's the only story I'm allowed to tell about Kealia. I've learned the hard way to never, ever contribute patches to an open-source project using an email address you care about. I submitted a two-line patch to VideoLAN using my work email address. They very kindly put me in their thank-you list. As a result, every email worm which scans local files for email addresses ends up dumping thousands of emails into my account. (MyDoom passed the 36,000 mark a couple days ago.) procmail can only do so much by itself...

(Yes, yes, I should be using Bayesian filtering, and I do at home. It's the disproportionate penalty that annoys me--- this email address appears virtually nowhere else outside of Kealia.)

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