Recent blog entries for xkranda

Wednesday, February 18, 2003

I don't usually post here, but decided to take another look at advogato in order to check out the blogging feature. Looks ok to me. Generally I update my own blog at

Work Stuff

I'm currently at American Express, getting certification to be a financial advisor. There are licensing exams required; I never knew I would have to know about money quite like this.

Capitalism is fun :)

Personal stuff

A lot of you know that xkahn and I got married on March 3, 2002. Our first anniversary is coming up and we're both thrilled.

I'd be more thrilled if he were in this country. I'm not happy that he's overseas on business during wartime. Every time a weird sound happens on the radio, noises happen in the apartment, or even the cat looks at me funny, I wish I could call him when and wherever. Thank goodness for GSM and thank goodness he'll be back Friday.

If he doesn't get stuck.

Why the hell does he have to stay in Germany til Friday while his coworkers get to go home to their families tomorrow? It doesn't seem right at all.

Please shout out to xkahn that he should come home safely, that his wife misses him terribly, and that his home will be a warm safe place once he returns. Thanks all.

21 Jul 2002 (updated 21 Jul 2002 at 07:02 UTC) »

The GNOME summit was this weekend. What to say...a lot got discussed, and there's definitely something brewing. I never realized I'd have to be a user advocate in this group; it's amazing what you learn once the irc names become faces.

On one hand there's this mantra of "non-programmers," the supporters, usability experts (ok...that was a shameless plug), testers, and users being important to the project. Perhaps we're even imperative. But there's also this feeling of exclusion. I hate that. I wish I didn't have to be the one to remind some hackers that there's a larger community of non-hacker GNOME users out there, and that they need support too...internal corporate support ain't gonna do it.

But that's just ranting.

Time for sleep. 3am and all.

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