Well, I've put off starting a journal. K5, and dedicated journal sites have been around, but since I spoend lots of time (too much probably) on
/., I guess I'll start mine here now that
/code 2.2 is running.
Will this be exciting? Probably not - my life has been pretty average. :) Though this year has been a bitch. So I figure I'll start my journal while at the bottom and see if I can work my way up - shoudl be more exciting or intersting for users to read!
So, lets see... Quit a 6 figure income job to start my own business. Business went bust late 2000. Started looking for work (Senior IT tech/mgmt with experieince in just about anything including Micro$oft clusters, Linux (run my own small ISP), the web (since NCSA days), lots of Perl and PHP experience. Can build a web server from teh ground up in my sleep. VPNs, IDS, you nam eit.
Well, its now going on 9 months with no job :( Sent out hundreds of cover letters. I'm stuck where I am (can't reloacte) due to family issues, but I'm in NC's Research Triangle Park. But everyone is laying off, not hiring.
Things are pretty tight. But I've had some spare time. A buddy and I revived an old Internet classic Keepers of Lists That has been lots of fun. I also developed a Webmin module for Snort that seems to be catching on (More info here
Current projects include a new Snort Rules database allowing user comments, profiles, custom rulesets, user submitte drules, etc. Should be ready in a month or so. A buddy and I are also working on a new Linux doc site which is database driven to allow massive customization for users, grabs docs directly from RPMs/packages. Backend of PostgreSQL will be new - I've only needed MySQL up to now.
So I've kept busy - just ain't makin money doing it!
So stick around - who knows what will happen. But I think I'll enjoy posting it here. I'm a geek at heart and am a total /. addict!