12 Aug 2003 mrcsparker   » (Journeyer)

I have one remaining server that has is running Windows NT and I just discovered the beauty of the cygwin tools. I had read how great they were, but had never used them. I ported 1 1/2 applications today to Unix. ssh'ing into an NT box and and being able to run vim and gcc right on the box is just too cool.
The Unix administrator left on Friday so I am the temporary Unix guy around here. He was a great guy, but a bit of a cowboy - all of his work was done as root so some of the boxes are really screwed up when it comes to file permissions. In order to do ANYTHING on some boxes you have to be root. Going to try to clean this up - and cross my fingers that the next Unix admin they hire has his/her shit together. If they hire the guy I chose things should be okay.
Anyways - going back to school. I figured that this is a good time to get a masters and even go all the way to doctorate. Would be pretty fucking cool to be a doctor. I could be one of those dickheads who insists that people call him "doctor" like some of the assholes around work.
And I am working on a usb Linux kernel driver for 2.6. So much has changed since 2.4 development I am only going to support 2.6. Got a problem with that?

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