Okay I see I do not neccessarily have to certify myself.
Then I will not do so, that does not make any sense to
I had a systems userland/programming article get posted at
slashdot.org/bsd - I almost fell out of my chair laughing. I
wrote the article as a reference (mainly using a system
library) and decided to share it, I can't believe anyone
thought it was slashable material, oh well, stranger things
I am starting to feel better about my mistake with a
publisher. I don't think I have really learned the
implications of the hard lesson as it were, but I do not
feel so terribly awful now. Perhaps after my vacation I will
get my head screwed on straight.
Yesterday I actually downloaded, installed and setup a
database with MySQL. What ever possessed me to do such a
thing I have no idea, I have never really been interested in
databases but for some reason I got an itch and just had to
know what everyone was talking about. I have used PL/SQL a
little (okay - I so I was forced to) but I was
seriously surprised at how easy mysql was to set up.
I have done about 10 Oracle installs and can heartily say -
I hated them. Maybe mysql will get me over that
The tweaks to mmw are done and uploaded. I made the dumbest
mistake in the field width specification in previous
releases and had to fix that. For fun I am thinking
a swap watch option too, might as well cover all the bases
My Next Big Thing(tm) is deciding what I want to do next
(when I grwo up). I
have gotten really good at systems administration and hence
once I get good at something, obviously I need to change! I
have been thinking for the longest time I want to write
device drivers (being a hardware geek and all) but without
access (or mulah really) to new hardware I don't really know
if I will get the practical experience.
Perhaps this is another issue I need to think about while
surfing (the ocean - not the web) during vacation?
Oh, BTW all, my wife is a practicing
anthropologist/archaologist who just got back from a dig
(although she was a surveyor) in Turkey. The Gordian site -
I have no_idea_why but everywhere I turn these days
in the community at large, everyone else knows someone
else in a similar field - so - here is her site:
geocities and yes I know, I have tried to get her to
move onto the Diverge.Org server but I think she fears
losing traffic or something (or just doesn't want to put up
with a gestapo administrator like myself).