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Journal: Still Here

Journal by rickumali

I find it amusing that my last post is about me getting a new job. I'm reporting that I'm still at that job (doing web development for a large video game studio). I'm still walking the technical beat, and I don't see that finishing anytime soon, if I can help it!

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Journal: Hello from 2012

Journal by rickumali

Big scoop. I'm going to be changing jobs over the next few weeks. In the wake of my current employer's acquisition, I started an outside job search. Guess what? I got hired again! I'm going to try to keep this employment thing going for as long as I can!

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+ - SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years->

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Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones writes "The SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years!
http://sdf.lonestar.org/

It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet."

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Comment: Computer Operator (Score 1) 399

by rickumali (#16722221) Attached to: Tech Jobs For a Student?
Back when I was in high school (1982-1986), I scored a job as a computer operator. The company provided stock quotes, and needed a computer operator for nightly refresh jobs (press a button here, change a backup tape there). It was a heaven-sent job as I got to sit in front of a pretty advanced computer system (Data Generals running AOS). For you, I'd advise keeping your eyes opened for opportunities like these. Look at small offices and businesses that may need a computer handy-man. These little computer jobs are out there. They're a great start!

Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. - Henry Spencer, University of Toronto Unix hack

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