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13 Jan 2001 (updated 13 Jan 2001 at 15:12 UTC) »

Holidays are over.

Have been working a week at homebase and a week in Göteborg. During the break I came to realise being irritated at the work situation only hurts the relations I hold dearest more than the actual "being away". Relating to a whining jerk during weekends is nothing to look forward to, so I am trying to change my ways.

Have also started fullfilling my new-years-resolutions:

  • start brushing up my spanish
  • start smoking (a little)
a bit strange if you don't know it is preparations for a trip to Cuba I will make sometime (hopefully) during this year.
ADSL
Finally Telia did deliver, 2 month after promised date.
Anyway, works like charm with my old GNU/Debian/Linux machine.
Life
Still deported to Göteborg every sunday evening to friday night.
No life, no love, no personal projects.
Starting to hate it.
Well, three weeks left, hopefully no irreparable damage done.

I have a plan
CORBA (with ORBit) in the PostgreSQL backend. I think implementing the server side of gnome-db into the backend would make pgsql/gnome integration take a big step forward.

I want to code something for people to look at but pain in my neck is keeping me away as much as possible from the keyboard.

Going to Göteborg (Gothenburg) next week for meetings and a introductionary course for a new job task.
Three kiirunalaisia loose on town could be a great time - for Göteborg that is. :-)

Seems I am going into coding again.

Good part:
I planned to learn CORBA for a long time but could not find time or enough motivation. Now I "forced" to learn on company time.

Difficult part:
Have to keep a strong discipline both on my self and my employer. Running 2 jobs on 50% each easily turn into 200% work. Been there, done that, not gonna do it ever again!!

Just saw Dancer in the dark with Björk and by danish director Lars von Trier.
Strange and heart gripping, half the salong cried.

Go see it, if you get the chance. It should be seen a the big screen,
this film will definitely NOT be as good on video.

a security related article on securityportal today.
A little bit on the whiny side IMHO, sure small things could be better but RedHat is worse.
You should always go through inetd.conf and what standalone-servers is running and switch everything you do not need of before putting any can out on the internet.
I do not understand how xntpd is safer than the time service in inetd either.

Just got a call, looks like I will get some pressure to leave my quiet life in sysadm. It could be time to fire up c-mode in emacs again and start hacking in telecom and wireless. We'll see tomorrow.

Work
Got assigned working on the business side of networking for a couple of weeks. Stressful, a bit boring, but certainly a good experience to have.

Hacking

hacked around with autoconf/automake for abiword, it is getting useful, but will in get into the tree?
Donno, but I have learned at bit about the tools anyway.

Life

To have a beautiful and otherwise amazing woman to hold in your arms now and then is good for the soul. Nothing brings me off balance these days. :-)

Just posted my first article on Advogato. I hope there will be a good discussion.

Even if I feel quiet comfortable with english it is a real pain to write in a foreign language.

Not much hacking lately.

Anyway now I have started my 4-week summer vacation. Started of very hectic with a town festival with lots of music and bars. Two nights out is a little too much for a old man like myself.

Love is a strange thing, it hits when and where you least expect it. I think this could be the start of something really good.

All in all a good start on my vacation.

Visiting my parents in Umeå (way south of my home town). It is spring here, meaning bad skiing conditions. :-)
Crash my /usr-pration due to bad RAMs, nothing important lost. Only the tendious work to reinstall everything from scratch. This is written from my father's old PC running Win 3.11. Hope I can finish this entry before the crash.

At work we have started a project around intrastructure for ASP services. We are working both with commersial software (MSNT/IIS), but also around services based on Free Software (Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL). Especially pgsql is creating interest because it is a better deal both for us and for our customers than solutions based and other commercial alternatives with heafty licence fees like MS-SQL and Oracle.

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