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Today started off mildly Ok. I wrestled with Mediaone's support centers yet again. Fortunately since I applied the call after midnight approach I was able to jump right to their Tier 3 support team. Tier 1, 2 are an utter joke, and should be burned at the stake. In short Mediaone decided that when I got my cable modem, I also should get cable TV... that would be great, but I didn't order TV, nor did I feel like paying $30 more a month for it. In the long run I was assisted by a wonderful employee of their Tier 3 support, along with 2 senior managers.

The result? Well, I went from a $265 dollar bill, to $228 including a few free months of service, back credits for the cable charges, and other nice things.

My previous diary journal expressed the desire to start a GPL'd Project Management System. Sooner than I would have expected I've recieved e-mails about people willing to join in on the effort. I will try to post some links related to where our project will begin its electronic life later today.

Other than that, real work ushers its way into my life today. I'll be bringing my projects new source tree up to date to include the previous source trees features, as well as those new features that would not integrate well with the previous design.

It occured to me that my e-mail wasn't posted, or quickly available, so here it's leif@marblehead.com.

If you have any brainstorms, or ideas on how we could create an effective GPL'd Project Management software suite, please send me an e-mail. I will attempt to merge and post all related submissions on the forth coming(sp?) web site.

Today has been a fairly productive day so far. I found out that a good friend of mine has dragged his corpse back from the summer camp he works at. I still question his thought patern as he chooses being stranded outdoors in a tent with many screaming 9 year olds, rather than in a nice office playing with Linux on some really nice machines. I like the outdoors aspect of his job, but having to deal with all those kids would wear quickly on me.

As far as work goes at the moment, I'm developing some tools to assist project managers. I'm hoping to bring the knowledge I learned from reverse engineering Microsoft Project to some sort of GPL'd project management package. Unfortunately before I could tackle that project, I would probably need to start learning more about programming applications with X.

Emm... lack of time, learning X... In retrospect lets think web based using a combination of html/php/xml/*sql

I'm curious as to how this first diary entry will look. So just read this as an encrypted message... Maybe you'll find the "secretive" inner meaning.

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