22 Nov 2002 lsdrocha   » (Apprentice)

Well, after a hard month (and year, for that matter), I think I'm getting closer to the end of a cicle.

I finally will graduate, after seven years. In 12 days will be my last exam, and then I just have to wait for the result, which may be published in a week or two.

About a month ago, all I was thinking was about jobs and a career after college, what would I do, where would I work. I even thought about a Master degree. Now I don't care not a bit. I can only think about the exam.

I just checked some things within the college administration, so no mishappens take place with my graduation, if I pass the exam.

I had thoughts about every single article posted here and some other things too, I'd like to remember those thoughts so I could publish, but for now, it is impossible.

One thing though, I was willing to start a research about indirect costs of both proprietary and opensource software in (and for) business solutions. It occured to me that indirect costs are the most difficult thing to analyze/evaluate when choosing one of above the solutions, once it involves training employees, (re)configuring systems among other things, and that can varies not just with the market itself, but depending on the human resources avaliable at each company. Also, indirect costs has more influences in long term investments than the direct costs.

This crossed my mind when I was reading something about MS solutions being cheaper than FS/OS ones in long term, and the linuxers bashes that followed, and I thought to myself that, in a Telecom company, the long term investment (indirect costs) would be extremily different that in a big Advogacy company, just because of the different types of people it would affect.

Anyway, more on that in 13 days. (I need one to rest, right?)

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