I'm still waiting for the diary entry stephane promised a few days ago.
Thank you Rasmus, for replacing the coporate speak in your diary to a sentace that is actually interesting and informative.
Mathieu is really funny. I recommend going out to diner with him whenever possible.
Work: I've landed on Townsend St. again. It's like being in a recurring nightmare, except that I'm awake.
I find it depressing that Rasmus used the phrase "moving forward" in his Advogato diary entry. Hopefully people will not take to describing any "action items" anytime soon.
Work: I get to play with LDAP at work now, which is tremendous fun. In fact, I'm learning a whole lot about many things at work, which is what I like to do. Most of the stuff that I'm doing involves networking, and protocols, which is great. I love when I get to go out and research something that I know nothing about.
Home: My left wrist has been stubornly painful, despite exersizes, massage, and chiropractic care. So, I have stopped computing at home altogether. This is just as well, since I've got 3 new cats. They are a handful, and I seem to be horrifically allergic to them, but they are worth it.
kernel class is over now. it was good, but it's nice to have thursday nights free again... i found out that a woman that i work with now was actually in the first of the two kernel classes with me last fall. i sat in front, and she in back, so we didn't recognize each other until we got to talking at work last week. it's strange, but nice, to have these things happen.
work is still good. i went ice skating at noon today. did i mention that my new company is in a great location? i'm getting the chance to learn things that i didn't have time for at my last job -- security, firewalls, etc., and it's really nice to be able to focus on one project at a time.
open source, well, i seem to have some extra time now that my life is settling, to do something open source like. i wonder what it'll be.
Kernel Class: Kirk wore a 'Peace, Love, & Rdist' shirt to class tonight. It was great. If you wear t-shirts, and you are a teacher, or you hold meetings, or do another job where you are in front of people for long periods of time, be kind and wear amusing t-shirts. You don't have to look at you, but the people you interact with do.
Fair Oaks Street Fair: I've lived in San Francisco for about 6 years now. In that time I've been to the Folsom Street Fair, the Haight Street Fair, the Castro Street Fair, and the Columbus Street Fair. They all have their charm, and I've enjoyed them. The Fair Oaks Street Fair, however, has them all beat. There are no hippies, no naked people, no leather folk; there are just people. People who live on the block selling stuff that they don't want anymore. There are people sitting on lawn chairs on the side walk and on stoops drinking beer, eating chips, petting dogs, watching children run around. One house was selling coffee and lemonade the procedes from which are given to charity. It is a huge garage sale, and all the sellers know each other. I got tours of 3 apartments, petted 2 dogs, and attended 1 barbeque. What a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city. I hung out with Betsy, grilled up some chicken wings, bitched about life in general, and met a guy who works at Microsoft and uses Linux at work. It is impossible to find a party in SF where the computer industry is not discussed. In addition to the computer professionals, this party also had an animal behavioralist, a pizza parlor worker, and an information retrieval student. Fascinating.
Jobs: Lilo, if you think that juggling 3 firms is difficult, you should've seen me last week: 5 interviews in 4 days, and that's not including phone screens, or finishing my final for kernel class. Being unemployed is a full time job.
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