17 Mar 2003 brondsem   » (Journeyer)

Starting to work on Multi-CMS, multi-domain, fully multilingual CMS, borrowing many design techniques from drupal.
Hope to enhance BEEJ's interface and functionality soon.
My goal was to finish KnighSleuth (Java app to search Calvin College's person database) by the end of this week. Not likely.
FamilySite is moving along nicely. Still working on setup scripts and beginning to look at setting up some basic view/update php pages. And integrate Gallery with our database and users.

Spring break activities
Home from school this week.
Have begun installing Gentoo and was happily surprised that compiling Stage 1, 2, and 3 didn't take more than a few hours. KDE compilation, on the other hand, has taken over 24 hours so far.
Working a fair amount this week to get some money in the pocket.
Have to get a blood test to see if I have Prothrombin 20210 A->G (a gene mutation causing easier blood coagulation). Many relatives on my Dad's side of the family have it.
Sleeping whenever possible.
Picked up 2 books from the library before leaving school. One's about OO design (includes databases I think, so that'll be interesting). The other's about Programming Languages Design. So far it's pretty good. A few years old, but the TOC indicates it covers a broad range of topics (all the basics, then OO, functional, logical, parallel).

Have been exploring possibilities for a different job this summer. My current job's fine, but different experience would be good. Have interviewed twice at a small company and will find out this week if I make it. Also looking at Gordon Food Service. Both are in Grand Rapids, MI, so I'd stay there throughout the summer. Or maybe I'll come back to Midland for the summer.. who knows?

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