3 Dec 2000 wcooley   » (Journeyer)

Gosh, it's been almost a month again since I made an entry. Oh well. Been snuffy the last couple of days--stayed home and worked on Friday.

Been kinda listless at work recently. I've been there 6 months and I'm still putting infrastructure in place. And I'm doing no development. When I was hired, I was told I would admin part time (there were fewer than 24 used ports on the switch then--now we're starting our 4th switch in the cluster), and gradually slip into full-time development. Well, I'm doing full-time admin now. After a problem two weeks ago, I was told I had to be in at 8, which I mostly did last week. As you can tell, it's starting to be a drag. I don't mind being an admin, but I'd really like to get into actual development. I could make a hell of a lot more money doing admin work--I took this job because it's about the only Linux-centric company in town. Erin and I are going to my parents' for the holidays in a few weeks, so I'm not going to do anything until after then.

LNXS is alive again. I started working on it again last night; finally got GNU sh-utils to build. For some reason, trying to run autoconf produces a broken Makefile. I've got to fix fileutils, findutils, and textutils. Gaah. What a pain in the butt. Why can't all the released GNU software ensure compatiblity? Somehow, the working Makefiles for these packages are generated with super-secret versions of these packages, apparently not available to the general public.

Started working on a CD & book shelf tonight. Good to get my hands on something physical and my eyes away from computers. Plus, it'll be nice to get our CDs and paperbacks off the floor.

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