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24 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:25 UTC) »

Things are Ok.

11 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:26 UTC) »

Things are better?

Still downloading the updated RPMs for Redhat 7.0. I think I am trailing the rest of the world here by at least .2 revisions. I'm thinking about getting Rawhide, but the problem is that I can find where I can get it.

10 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:26 UTC) »

Things are fine

Actualy did some integration work today. Had a bit of fun with MRTG and RRDTool, which work as advertised. They'll be fun to integrate into something a bit more interesting.

6 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:27 UTC) »

Things are Hmmmmmm

Well, another day goes by, wondering what's coming next.

3 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:27 UTC) »

Things are about the same as yesterday

3 Feb 2002 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:27 UTC) »

Things are ok

VMWare rocks, I can't wait to get a license for it. That way, the ugly fat laptop I have to drag around with me can be used as a REAL system.

24 Nov 2001 (updated 24 Nov 2001 at 17:41 UTC) »

Things are surprisingly good.

Been terribly busy with life since 9/11. It's interesting to read of my postings of 9/10, it shows the innocence of the age of Internet. A time we may look back on and wonder how we could become so relaxed.

My life was "Shaken, not stirred" since 9/11. Busier than a little bee, working on piles of activities. At least I dont' have marketing folks to make happy. Work keeps rolling in.

Been thinking about FastNMS again, I think it's something that I need to get out. I was thinking that a combination of many of the projects out there would help get things started. I really like how Playin' in the LAN approached the design. Perhaps that's a good starting point.

Be well citizen.

12 Sep 2001 (updated 24 Dec 2007 at 16:28 UTC) »

Things are very sad

I'm very sad for those thousands of dead people in New York and Washington. I'm sorry to see all this.

10 Sep 2001 (updated 10 Sep 2001 at 22:41 UTC) »

Things are: Strangely content

Snored my way across the country, enjoyed a nice day of napping on the plane and dreaming about Fast NMS. Feel the design beinging to gel in my head. Feels like the right thing to do.

Maybe I need more sleep, and the lack of sleep is making me depressed? I feel surprisingly good after the naps on the plane today.

Why does everyone like short diary entries?

West Nile Virus? What's up with that? Hope it's not bad.

Have a great day.

Things are: Angst ridden

Here I am, 12:30 in the AM with a 4:30am wakeup for a 8:00am flight to DC. I oh so don't want to go, I wish I was just a happy techie guy again. Nothing better than troubleshooting a T-1 outage at 2:30am, cold pizza and warm coke at your side.

Now, I sit and worry if I can communicate a revolutionary concept to an audience of marketeers, who are much more interested in getting a couple rounds of golf. They'll be sitting impatiently in an dark air conditioned room trying to stay awake for my inept babbling and confusing charts.

So many very cool ideas that will be reality soon, just not my version of them. Unfortunately, I'm 12-24 months ahead of the IT industry, and trying to sell tomorrow's ideas to marketing folks selling to yesterday's clients is both a disheartening and frustrating job.

I only hope that they don't "eat the seed corn" and wack me off the team. We've got some cool stuff, stuff people are going to be screaming for and MS is going to be charging Big Bucks for. Stuff that will change network management as it's known today.

But... that doesn't help me sell it to yesterday's clients. Oh well...

Anyone need a really forward thinking engineer? I'm cheap and carry a wellspring of ability and knowledge.


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