Older blog entries for rybolov (starting at number 3)

Made a logo for a friend's project... duskster. It's basically a napster client written in Perl.

I feel like I should start calling people, but I'm just not feeling like it today, and I don't know who actually is at work today since alot of them took today off too. I don't feel like playing phone tag today, I guess that's an easy way to say it.

5 Jul 2001 (updated 7 Jul 2001 at 07:03 UTC) »

Well, overall a slow day. I did some online job searching and applied to a couple here in town. Sometimes it drives me nuts that Eugene is such a little techie backwater, when it's got so much potential to make it big. Sometimes, I think the town's still stuck in the rut of being the small logging town that it was 40 years ago, and they can't just get out of it. They have a highly educated population, but they can't figure it out, and all the intellectual elite either work for the uni or are too worried about chasing their pet cause-du-jour that they can't see any of this. Or... I'm so globally-brained I can't see the details and why it wouldn't work.

I did some more on the chezgeek index page, tweaking it to the standards of the gaming geeks. It's an internet cliche, but it's still "under construction"

I had to ditch my mountain bike a few days ago off of a trail and into some bushes (OK, I hit a bump wrong and I tipped over slowly), and now I've got more poison oak on my upper arms. It's funny to me, though. I've never gotten poison oak before, but this year I'm running into it all over the place.

Paul got my truck-truck fixed by trading services (possibly some web stuff and setting up a samba server) for repairs. I just got it back yesterday, but it seems like they fixed it up well.

As for the gaming geeks themselves, they are up in the Cascades fishing and "camping". They wanted me to go, but I don't like to go into the woods with more than 20 people at a time unless they are armed and looking for Charlie, if you know what I mean.

Later today, my goals are to set up a couple virtual hosts and start installing a shopping cart for Adam, the interiors guru, and his company, of which I am the go-to guy for his web development.

3 Jul 2001 (updated 5 Jul 2001 at 18:35 UTC) »

Well, today is more of the same, different day.

I learned about wiki-wacky-wonky from sethcohn.... He believes, and I agree with him, that trust metrics are the way of the future, in as much as we are being bombarded by information daily, and a really good tool to filter this raw knowledge is through trust metrics.

On a different note, I installed a samba server and helped move an office this weekend, and that's pretty good. I hadn't worked with Samba until now, and it's a really good piece of software.

My car died, so I made a deal through Paul to install maybe a server or two and maybe some web stuff for repairs. It should be fixed already, or at least pretty close.

I spent the evening today talking ecommerce with a guy who's a mastermind when it comes to home interiors....(floors, carpet, drapes, etc) I think it might be a good deal, but more to see later.

1 Jul 2001 (updated 1 Jul 2001 at 18:55 UTC) »

Well, azimuth check time for me...

I'm being a bum, sort-of. The company that I used to work for didn't have any money to pay me, so last month I said "bye". I now have a wage claim pending. Life gets ugly sometimes.

In other news, I have a cool skillset in the areas of web applications development and ecommerce. Woohoo!!

I set up php-nuke for my friend Paul's kid so he could have a portal-type site about skating in Eugene. www.sk8eugene.com

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