Name: aaron barnes
Member since: 2000-06-02 14:57:29
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Well, let's see... I'm in my 4th year, final semester of a computer science degree at guelph. I've been a bit of an open-source/free software zealot since my first year. I moved directly from an Atari TOS system to linux. Not to say I've been using linux that long.. (only since redhat3.3), i was just a bit atari obsessed. I still shed small tears when i think about their downfall.

Guelph thankfully allows us to program almost exclusively with linux, so I have a couple projects I should post that might be of some interest to some people, including a simple neural net library, and a simple opengl based lsys tree fractal program. For my last semester of Co-op I worked with Corel on their Linux project, first working on web-administration utilities for their netwinder, and then on WINE after the netwinder project was sold to (although, when I was working on WINE, I mostly ended up coding stubs, as my C++ skills weren't too staggering at the time)

Programming is what I really enjoy, although I seem to be doing a lot of web-developement, linux administration for people (which I don't mind either, i'm just not as passionate about it). Anyways, that should be enough of a profile to see where i'm coming from. cheers,

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11 Jan 2001 (updated 11 Jan 2001 at 21:18 UTC) »

I'm finally updating my diary here after, what.. 6 months? Anyways, I'm working for mikotel right now, a small startup in downtown Toronto. I'm managing builds and doing various other things at the moment. I'm enjoying it. They also have a damned fine coffee maker. More details to come.

wow, I've been given 'apprentice' status already. Wasn't expecting that, that's kindof nice. hmm.. i should be working right now, but it really makes it difficult to program when the cvs server you're using for a course goes down for extended periods of time.

2 Jun 2000 (updated 11 Jan 2001 at 21:19 UTC) »
first entry

Just finally signed up for Advogato, after ian showed it to me perhaps a month ago. Neat idea, and I'm all for whatever I can do to improve my open-source resources & contributions. Not too much here yet, but more will follow, i gaurantee.

hmm.. i find it kinda disturbing that 0.67% of the people on advogato are named aaron. just seems like a lot.


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