17 Mar 2002 cla   » (Apprentice)

Ob-opensource

Got that site ported last year - used open source - no extra programming required, in the end, so didn't write about it here.

Otherwise none.

Embarrassing what I haven't done in the past year. Working a 12-hour rostered shift is my only excuse. The hours are interesting but the work is fun - big iron - yum.

Ashka

Ashka died last April, while I was working in Taipei. He was only a year old. Both of my housemates were looking after him in their own way and Sus was visiting to feed him daily. I'm told he seemed happy enough and was still eating. One day, they came home to find him dead on the side of the road. Apparently he didn't have a scratch on him, so either he died instantly in a car accident or was poisoned. I miss him terribly.

Mardi Gras

Visited Sydney again, marshalled the parade again. The party was good, but taxi services were appalling. Waited two hours for a cab before cancelling our booking. This year's slogan was Walk a mile in our shoes for the obvious reasons (after last year's law-reform wins, we've had a year of backlash... c'est la vie) and because the march is a mile long. Again, it was more political than in the late '90s.

Home

I've moved to the 'burbs and though I miss the Toorak mansion, I love my home with Sus. It's closer to work and has roses, lots and lots of roses... and lots of space.

Long Silences

Again, I'm going to promise myself not to write until I've done some open source. Or something productive to support the community. Or if another year passes....

The only thing I can claim to have done in the last year is to present a paper on E10K to the national AUUG (Australian Unix and open systems Users Group) conference. Not exactly open source, but it was open information and people had been very interested in the subject.

At least I'm not drowning the signal in noise if I post only yearly ....

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