4 Apr 2000 Rasputin   » (Journeyer)

Spent an interesting couple of hours in the Mess (I left the Military after 10 years to return to my Geek habits ;) a couple of nights ago talking about what makes a company enlightened in it's handling of employees. I guess, by most standards I work for a pretty good one. I've certainly worked for some fairly nasty companies in the past. Here, they didn't even complain when I took an older box and flashed up FreeBSD 3.4 on it. It doesn't do a lot yet, beyond basic desktop functions, but a couple of us are trying to convince the powers that be that we should be allowed to port some of the software around here to it. It's already better behaved with our products then a platform we support (guess who...)

I noticed that wrong information on a mailing list (no matter how well intentioned) , although amusing, is probably more dangerous than no information. It's not nice to panic your customers, although this can provide "hours of entertainment for the children" ;)

Judging from the number of diary entries in general and the specific comments about the volume of traffic, I would guess we're about to hit critical mass for something to be done about scalability. I'm not sure how this should be approcahed, though. It's interesting to read the other diary entries and occassionally comment. The best approach will probably have to involve some type of personalized filtering, maybe based on who's diary entries you like to read. I'll definately have to look at the code for this site and give this some thought. I hope (would bet) that a large group of people are doing this already.

Another typical spring day in DisneyLand on the Rideau Canal. I much prefer sunny and warm, but that's still a ways into the future. Since I'm going to be staying indoors all day, I have no excuses for not getting a bunch of stuff done. We'll have to see what happens.

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