20 Feb 2003 miah   » (Journeyer)

I released a updated alpha of my distro. Still need to get the apt repository setup and upload the source rpms as well.

Hacked up a little script for rpm to do md5sum checking on source tarballs before extraction and compilation. I've started work on a similar script to do gpg signature checking as well. I will likely post both to my website by the end of the month.

Still alot of stuff to fix in the distro, but as only like 3 people run it I'm not very motivated.

A friend of mine that has been helping with the distro by maintaining our installer is currently porting it to uClibc. Hurray.

- Personal.

Last night I went to the Boston Linux Users group, which is held at MIT. Wow MIT is such a maze of a campus. Anyways, the talk was good and I won a door prize 'Practical C++ Programming' (a book I actually had on my amazon wishlist).

When we were leaving the LUG I ran into a friend who attends MIT and we went to the campus arcade for a while. After a couple games of Ms. PacMan and Pool we headed to the 'Thirsty Ear' to listen to some interesting idm. A study buddy of my friend showed up and I headed to the T to go home and on my way there I ran into another friend who was on his way to a club. We chatted for a bit on the sidewalk and then went on our way.

It was good to get out and actually the first time I'd left the house this week.

My job situation is getting annoying. I've seen searching for a decent full time posistion and still have not found anything. It makes me feel like I've worked my ass off for the last 6 years for nothing. Went from a good high paying job in San Francisco to a low hour(I work maybe 5-10hours a week) part time hourly posistion, and now I can go get a great job at McDonalds. I feel like I've chosen a great career path and have a great life ahead of me.

If anybody knows of a decent company in the Boston area looking for a Linux person, and you're not taking the job, please send info my way.

- Complain

I actually had sent my resume to ximian when I first moved here, and they were interested in me and called to schedule a interview. I returned the call and never heard back from them and of course they hired somebody else without ever even interviewing me. I feel kind of cheated on that. Anyways, that happend almost a year ago so it really doesn't matter. But it was the first time I had hope for a decent job in the last 2 years (since my job at penguin computing).

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