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LOL, I don't use Advogato as often as I used to... I just looked at my last diary entry and thought it was funny. To follow up on the entry, I made it through and obtained my Computer Science degree, and now I'm a researcher at the Institute for Security Technology Studies... I really really like my job, they pay me to research computer security issues... I feel very fortunate...

I find it a little disheartening how many people seem to support the Open Source Movement in favor of the Free Software Movement... It should be all about a software users freedoms, and the responsibilities we as programmers have to give the user all the information possible. If you were having a house built, wouldn't you want to be entitled to the archetectural design? Would you ever hire a layer that wouldn't show you his track records? Would you trust a car that didn't publish it's specs? "oh yeah I drive an XYZ, I have no idea how many Cylinders it has, or anything about the transmission, and I guess there is some sort of suspension, well they tell me I need to put gas in it"...

30 Mar 2001 (updated 28 Aug 2003 at 18:16 UTC) »

Only 2 more month til my CSI degree is official... I have some nice (gnu/linux) job offers lined up... I slept 2 hours last night and now I'm back at school... I think these last 2 months might kill me...

I havn't written in my diary entry in a while but something prompted me to...

I'm really sick of people questioning Linus' position and power!!!

Yes Linus is powerful and influential to gnu/linux, but can we all remember this is HIS kernel. He was nice enough to embrace the hacker spirit and let us all get involved. IBM and Compaq do not need to use his kernel, they can develop their own non gnu/linux kernel. How could people even say he should give way to a committee? Kernel developement has been excellent and 2.4 in some ways is revolutionary. Committes are slow, bloated and filled with political clout... Linus is an excellent engineer and a great leader. I for one would just like to thank him for sharing.

8 Feb 2001 (updated 8 Feb 2001 at 17:10 UTC) »

LinuxWorldExpo was amazing... I would even say Life Changing.

Ran into the guys over at LinuxWizardry, and they are creating some great stuff. Thier Magic VPN gateway, is the same thing my company, BroadConnect, is creating... so we decided not to re-invent the wheel, and we are getting out of the hardware market and into the Consulting Market (which we have a great deal more experience in anyway)...

I'm happy with the moderate success of LinuxLock... but I am unhappy with the Web in general... it's such a bad way to transmit things. I think LinuxLock should be completely ported to an XML style, and have Apps use the data... dunno, a little foggy, but the ideas are kicking around up there...

School started today... so basically... welp... yeah

LinuxLock.Org is not getting the hits we used to... we still have a small base of readers... and those readers make it worth it to keep the site going (not to mention I like running the site, and would still do it if we had zero readers)...

Feedback would be nice though... things people could tell me to make it a better site... I've had a few offers for people to buy it, and they said they could promote it and generate hits, but I like the idea of keeping the site FREE, no banner ads, no profits...

I would also like to make it a place where others in the community can post articles they write, or ask questions...

Any feedback from the community would be really helpful, I want to make it OUR site, commercial free...

Work is going well... I'm having a lot of fun with IPSEC, I feel like the whole internet should be IPSEC enabled... I only want to look at websites that I can connect to using IPSEC... that would be nice...

8 Jan 2001 (updated 8 Jan 2001 at 22:39 UTC) »

Had a meeting today with a company that is going to do our website... 5points does really great work... plus the President was a geek... I like working with other geeks... the meeting went good, I have confidence in them... gnu/linux rules...

Wow did my day turn around... I turn from a good meeting, to wondering how I"m gonna pay my bills... it's not that I got fired (still am employed)... just something else very strange happened... my investment just got more expensive...

I really like my website LinuxLock.Org, I enjoy posting stories, and discussions I sometimes have with members of the gnu/linux community because of it... I just wish it was more of a community site... I wish more people used the discussion feature on the story like people do on Kuro5hin

I also wish I would get some feedback on what would be really cool on the site, or even community security projects LinuxLock should get involved in...

eh... I still love the site every time I go to it...

Wow, 2001 is here already... I was talking with the girl I love about 2000. We decided 2000, was soo much fun... it's funny cause I said, man we had so much fun together this year, and she said , "Yeah but it was all such a blur cause we were fucked up all the time"... welp, we do like to party.

So here comes the new year... and hopefully lots of success for my new company, thus success for my life.

Jenn is going to Germany for 3 months in March... I hope she has an excellent time. That is really exciting for her

We've got lots to look forward to in the GNU/Linux world... for one IBM is pledging $1 billion to us... that is a lot of money. Look how far gnu/linux has come with so little money, imagine what it will do with some iron behind it.

Good luck to Eazel and HelixCode, I'm counting on you guys to have a really nice desktop in place by 2002.

Snow sucks, but not as much as Finals... Name Resolution sucks... but the way windows does name resolution may suck worse than finals... on the other hand... gnu/linux does name resolution wonderfully!!

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