Generally hard to work on much for the past few weeks. I am
buying a house, and if that's not bad enough the particular
house we are trying to buy is in bankruptcy. I've never
dealt with so much paper work in my life!!! argh! Anyway,
this has really taken its toll on my hacking time.
I've been trying to get the stubs in place for QtK so I can
get SybSQL to compile. It's pretty slow going though.
On other fronts, Comdex was pretty cool. It really struck
me when I walked in and saw Linux everywhere. No blank
stares with I asked for linux support from SAN vendors and
such (looking at SANs for my day job). Any lingering doubt
in my mind about Linux being mainstream have been dispelled.
Veritas had the coolest hand outs, all their people were
dressed in doctors scrubs (something to do with data
recovery I guess :-) Anyway, they had prescription bottles
filled with jelly beans.
Redhat and VA were noticably absent. Corel had a big booth,
and if I didn't know better I'd have sworn they were
demo'ing Windows software! Not sure how good a thing that
I had a theory about the correlation of a company's
financial situation and how scantily dressed their sales
women were. Pick systems has apparently seen better days.