10 Sep 2001 taw   » (Journeyer)

Busy busy busy... does time ever slow down? It seems to only progress faster the older you get.

Work

I've been busily rewriting the rhn_reports code to work via the web. It will parser and report information about the RHN Server and Proxy once complete. I have been putting this off for some time. It needs to be done.

I've been trying to pace myself as that should improve efficiency. I have not been overly efficient with my time lately.

National Guard

I have finally found a new unit and have a tank of my own now (M1A1 main battle tank). I don't know the crew overly well yet, but from what I have seen, they are quite competitent, especially my gunner, SGT Pedneau. I have high hopes.

This month we have completed TCGST (Tank Crew Gunnery Skills Test) and are moving onto Tank Table IV next month (ie. practicing firing the tank at a range).

I enjoy the guard to a certain extent but it takes time that I just don't have. We'll see if I reenlist November 2002.

xboids

It's actually usable! I am using it as my screensaver. I nuked a HUGE memory leak recently cause by my own carelessness when attempting to track down bugs (ie. I was hacking all over the place looking for a math error that didn't exist). Anyway, it works and is pretty nifty. More to come, but I need to work on some big chunks before I submit it to JWZ and the xscreensaver project. Who knows, maybe I never will.

I really need to post the code somewhere.

other

I missed my Grandmother's birthday. I will surely burn in Hell for that one... or be reincarnated as a worm or some such if that is your leanings.

Monica's B-Day is coming up (23rd of Sept). I am almost in panic mode over this one. I am not ready.

We adopted a stay cat recently. It isn't allowed inside, but we have been leaving food and water out for it and something to sleep on. It seems to be warming up to us. We should probably take it to the vet sometime and get it checked out, spayed/neutered, etc. It is the "right thing to do."

K12 LTSP: Kerry Kim walked up to me the other day and offered to me the responsibility of presenting educational applications at a conference and to the governor of NC. Only a month to prepare on my own time. Ack! Well, I have had harder projects to prep for. :) Interest is really picking up on this project, esp. since Mathew Szulik mentioned K12 LTSP in his keynote at LinuxWorld recently.

We in the Unix(tm)/Linux(tm) world recently hit the epoch milestone, the new Billenium! Ie. 1 BILLION seconds since the epoch (circa 1970). As was mentioned on one of the news sites: "As of right now (01:46:40 UTC, September 9), Unix is 1 billion seconds old". And there was much rejoicing...

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