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March 25th, 2018
I left facebook in 2011. I can't promise you, you won't miss your friends. But I can
promise you, your data is more in control by you without facebook.
March 23rd, 2018
I have ordered these from soekris.eu which still carry stock. Remember soekris
as a company closed their shop around May 11th, 2017. I highly suspect the
powersupply in the case has dead/leaking capacitors since I hear a humming
sound from the undead soekris. I'm hoping that if the internal powersupply
doesn't work out that I'll be able to transplant the 6501 into the portable
case and use the external power supply. Here is hoping it'll work out.
March 21st, 2018
This brings my books to eight this year so far. I usually try to stay under
15 per year, so this is half way. I have ordered:
- Linux Kernel Development (Developer's Library) - Love, Robert
- AIX 7.2, PowerVM - UNIX, Virtualization, and Security. An administrator's guide. - Biedron, Sebastian
- Linux Device Drivers - Corbet, Jonathan,Rubini, Alessandro,Kroah-Hartman, Greg
This will keep me busy for a while. The AIX book is interesting because I'm
currently learning this OS.
March 19th, 2018
Tomorrow is the march equinox. This marks officialy the start of spring in
the northern hemisphere. In Germany we have snow on teh ground still. This
March 14th, 2018
Today in America, is Pi day. Because I'm on the Internet it's hard to avoid
it, even though I live in Germany. I even saw a guy with a pirate hat this
morning. That's when it dawned on me that it was Pi day.
March 3rd, 2018
The signing tool dd-convert in delphinusdnsd has been replaced with the
tool dddctl. The particular signing function can be achieved with
dddctl sign ...
Goodbye dd-convert, thanks for a great time! All makefiles should be updated
to make dddctl as of tonights snapshot.
March 3rd, 2018
With the new tool "dddctl" I have performed the key rollover. delphinusdnsd
had to be patched minutely to allow more dnskeys and less rrsigs at the same
time. I'm very happy with this change. I'll be monitoring this for a bit
and then I'M going to see if I can do a KSK or even an algorithm key rollover.
Should be interesting.
February 28th, 2018
I start at my next job tomorrow. I'm curious how it'll go. The new employer
is called ibcos, and they are a company that does AIX support among other
things. I'll get trained a little on AIX so that's great. Wish me luck!
February 27th, 2018
Yesterday was my last day as a contractor to Jive Communications. It was a
bit emotional leaving the system that I nurtured for 7.5 years. But it's all
over now. The only hints that I worked there is my encrypted sparse file that
I had where all the ssh keys were stored and other company related things. I
hope I never have to mount that again. I'll be "jobless" until march 1st,
when I start at my new job. Looking forward to it. Right now I'm passing the
time reconfiguring my work phone to a second SIP phone in the apartment. Joy.
I'm also going to work a little bit on delphinusdnsd's dddctl which has prooved
to not be complete yet (although it's committed).
February 24th, 2018
I first joined EOP (easyofficephone.com) in June 2010 or so, shortly after the passing
of my friend Dan. Dan founded EOP with Adam Simpson who then hired
me to look after the FreeBSD and Linux servers. In August 2015 then, Adam
decided to sell the startup to another startup that was much bigger, Jive
Communications. And now I'm the first one of the original EOP crew to leave
I'm not really sad, I'm grateful to Adam for giving me this chance and
I learned over the years that Dan was indeed smarter than me (I noticed this on
his old files and configs). I'm also grateful
to Jive to keep me there as long as they did. I'm now placing the network
that I've nurtured for so long in the hands of a pair of system admins who will
hopefully keep the lights on until the lights are turned off.
It wasn't always
easy doing this job. I suffered a low wage (which is common for startups) and
I had to give up on usergroup meets in the area because they conflicted with
times that I worked (because I'm in Europe and EOP is in Canada). I saved
most my money though and I'm in a much better position than I was in 2010
although a bit older too. Underpay has always been a problem for me in general
though, and the highest wage I ever earned was $60K CAD in the year 2000. Life
has taught me that things don't always work out and keep getting better, in
fact I had to make a lot of compromises, in order to have a job at all.
looking forward to my new job though, and in October or so I'm aiming for
purchasing an electric car. It will cut down the travel time to work in the
morning which is important because I'm actually going to an office again. That
in itself is exciting and challenging at the same time. I'm gonna have to
kick a few bad habits when I'm at the office :P something I grew accustomed
to while being a home-office worker. Anyhow I'm really grateful to the entire
EOP family that gave me a chance and in a way they are launching me into a new
job with new possibilities and a new dream. Thanks EOP.
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