9 Apr 2000 Rasputin   » (Journeyer)

Saturdays are obviously a poor choice (at least in my life) for hacking. Working on device drivers with a hangover is probably not the best idea I've ever had.

Had an interesting get together with Baba (my SQL and standards Guru) and some of the people he works with last night. Terry was there as well (although typically late) and we had an interesting chat about why most developers don't seem to want to understand the concept of meta-data. We also chatted about the impact poorly trained money chasers (MCSE. CCNA, etc) are having on the industry. He was amused by the story about the CCNE that set up a DNS as master for the "." domain then couldn't figure out why it wouldn't forward queries.

I finally got the base Travan driver to compile. For my next trick, watch while I pull a rabbit out of my hat ;) Actually wasn't that hard, it was based mostly on the QIC driver from the 3.x stream. Now I have to sort out the underlying connections so it can actually do something. I want to have it happenning tomorrow, but I think Mon night is probably more reasonable.

My wife picked up a copy of Phantom Menace for me (which covered last night until way too late). I felt almost as excited as I did in 1977 when I first saw episode 4 in the theatre. I can't believe it was that long ago. That movie was a real part of my inspiration in getting into computers in the first place. I even spent some time building industrial robots in the early 80's because of that movie (that was actually not the best choice I ever made ;)

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