Name: Chip Turner
Member since: 2001-04-14 01:22:12
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Working on Red Hat Network, web and server side.
Not really a new guy at Red Hat anymore.
Slowly but surely, I taint myself further as I learn more about Oracle.
wow, two months since an entry
probably be two more before a meaningful one comes along. too damn busy. oh well!
Well, thus ends another week of l33t hax0ring. Or something like that.
This week was interesting. I managed to get some real stuff done, only to find out there's even more new stuff ahead. Isn't that always how it always is?
Anyway, finished fixing the CPAN/RPM thing. Fully MakeMaker compliant now, which is good. Makes things easier.
I'm very happy that all three of my Sun Type 6 USB keyboards have arrived. I bought one a week or so ago and fell in love with it (gasp, real Meta keys, a real compose key, wow!) but the different layout made it very difficult to get used to while using normal keyboards, so this week was basically "carry a keyboard back and forth to work til the others arrive." I highly, highly recommend the Sun USB Type 6 keyboard (http://store.sun.com, part number 320-1273).
RPMs are pretty nice. True, I've not checked other packaging formats, but I'm pretty happy with them now that I'm learning more details and more advanced usage. I suppose working at RH will do that to ya. Learning is a good thing.
Speaking of learning, I spent some of this week watching people trickout Oracle. Scarey shit. Entrancing shit, but still scarey shit.
Programming is fun. Babysitting bad code isn't. Ah well, nothing is ever perfect! Spent a good bit of this week putting out fires. The 7.1 launch nudged a few weak links into breaking wide open on RHN. Hopefully it will be okay now.
Oh, I saw Usual Suspects this week. Good movie. Definitely worth seeing.
Things I like this week:
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