So, still unemployed, barring some access programming I have to do for my first employer.
The fact they haven't modified the db at all since I left (3 years ago) says more about what idiots they are, and not a lot about the quality of the db design by me (it was a 3am hack)
dyork: Go Great Britain ;-)
After a long talk to Greg Stein on IRC last night, I finally almost understand the black magic that apache2 uses as a build system. I'm deep in its guts right now fixing up a few things.
I advocated slef as a Debian New Maintainer last night - after all, it's his fault that I'm in this mess ;-)
So, I'm expecting to hear about a job. Several hours ago, actually. Yesterday, to be more precise. (well, it was supposed to be yesterday, but they couldn't decide between me and someone else. Bah.) The job would start on monday, which'll be cool. Nice Perl/Java (Tomcat based)/SNMP/C/Linux development role. This means a lot of learning for me if I get the job - I've never used SNMP and my C and Java is marginal to say the least!
I've been exceptionally slack with Debian recently. I'm halfway through a big policy induced patch to Mail::Audit, and I still need to finish beating on Apacheconf and packages for Apache2. Plus I'm now an AM, but fortunately my first NM applicant has it all sussed out so it looks pretty easy from that respect.
I also keep meaning to get more involved with Subversion but the aforementioned lack of C and also of time - working 12 hour shifts in a factory really isn't conducive to writing code - has pretty well prevented that so far. Hrmmm
Hrm, so I'm now stood at a Samsung web terminal at Hong
Kong International on my way home. This is not a situation
that I'm entirely delighted about (going home, not the
samsung web term) , but it's been brought about (of course)
by that prime mover and shaker, cash. Oh, and wanting to
see all my friends back home. And the fact that this way I
make it home for the 6 Nations.
So yet again, I'm job hunting. Given how much I hate the
whole process, I really should stay with one job for more
than a year. I think I will, this time - there's no real
incentive for me to leave lurking on ther horizon...
Have got some quality hacking on debian done during the
flights so far, and I'm getting pretty happy with the
standard of the apache2 packages. I also have the
beginnings of an apache2 module packaging policy done, so
it's going nicely.
I've also been whacking daniels's vhost-base package into FHS compliance - he seems to think it's something that happens to other people, but the diff is pretty small and clean so far...
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