I spent a couple of hours today adding the ability to determine Ruby module dependencies to rpm. rpm 4.1 already does this for Perl modules, so it seemed a worthwhile addition to be able to perform the same magic for Ruby, since I pretty much use that language exclusively these days (apart from bits and bobs in C, but that's usually just for extending Ruby).
Anyway, I've submitted the code to Jeff Johnson, so perhaps it will make its way into the CVS tree.
Another year arrives and another passes by. The headlong march into decrepitude continues. This will be a year for major decisions and major consequences stemming from those decisions. One thing's for sure: it's going to be difficult, adventurous, exhilarating and revolutionary.
On a different note...
I'm tired of working with over-zealous twenty-something sysadmins who think they number among the profession's elite and yet have no awareness of their limited experience and the resultant myopia that distorts their view of the field and hinders their judgment.
Working in Silicon Valley can make you feel your age if you've been around the block a few times, lived in other cultures and worked for a variety of companies, both pre- and post-Internet explosion.
Sigh... the old bastard is feeling distinctly cantankerous today, isn't he?