12 Sep 2000 squiggy   » (Journeyer)

Wow. I actually got to *gasp* write some perl today. It was nothing fancy, and the truth is, my co-worker Haiyen basically wrote the same thing (at my suggestion) the other day. But it seemed interesting, simple, and like I might manage to learn something useful doing it. So I did it. Just a simple script to parse the dhcpd.conf file, and query the nameserver to be sure that the two are more or less in agreement about what is and what isn't a dhcp lease.

Took this morning pretty easy. I decided to work from home for a while. Spent most of the morning reading logs & checking reg DBs for the security boys. *sigh* At some point, I need to give them some sort of graceful access to that data.... or just script the hell out of it.

Ok. I no longer seem to hate my job, my life, and everything surrounding them. All that stuff still sucks, but it's back to the "sucks but managable" level. There's certainly still a lot of work to be done on me, and who / what I am, in order to get me where I want me. I think some of that work is going to have to include some serious goof-off time. Some of that work should include unpacking the rest of my apartment. Need to keep workin' out.

I had a pretty good evening last night... watched the Jets / Pats game w/ jjw, which was nice, and I met my new downstairs neighbor, Brian, and had a beer w/ him. Turns out I might be able to get a good deal on some more camping gear through him. That's TWO good avenues for "friend of the shop" discounts on quality gear.

Now I just need to get my shit together and actually go use some of this stuff. Mayhaps the canoe / camping trip I've been threatening to do would be good for this weekend. I should check the weather.

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