15 Aug 2002 drake   » (Journeyer)

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No Nothing

This past week a lot has transpired in my life. My sister's birthday was yesterday. I found a decent job working as technical support for clueless people. I was accepted as a member of the GNOME MEC (Membership and Election Committee). The second draft of the GDP Handbook was released and I received a lot of good comments. So a lot has been happening lately. Hope some of it slows down because I have a handbook to write!

20 Something

My sister's birthday was yesterday and our family had a good time celebrating it. We all went to Red Lobster for a crabby dinner of fish and other fishy stuff. The whole point of this venture was to indulge my sister in snow crab legs. It was a good dinner and the legs were especially fine to munch on... especially my sister's crab legs. Back at the house she opened her presents from us family with mom and me on either side of the couch. My dad was taking close up pictures of who knows what. He likes the zoom a bit too much. The day ended with strawberry and chocolate frozen cake treat. A sweet day to remind her she is no longer a teenager.

Working Stiff

I found a job working as technical support for a dedicated hosting company. Rackshack runs RedHat Linux boxes and a scattering of Cobalt servers from Sun. My first real job in IT and the first day I get rules concerning customers. Needless to say the customer is always right is not one of the rules. Anyways there are actually some pretty knowledgable people I work with. I'm still learning the characteristics of the different GUIs on top of a fine RedHat box. The GUIs always screw up the RedHat boxes, but a lot of our customers would not survive without one.


I am happy I have been accepted as a member of the GNOME MEC. The previous team did a stellar job holding elections for the past two years and processing all the membership applications the first year. Now our job is to renew all the original members of the GNOME Foundation. I hope elections will run better than last year. If anyone who reads this is thinking of running for the GNOME Board send your application in early!!! All the late applications last year did not allow enough time for discussion I thought. Apply early!!!


Well I spent so much time writing this long journal entry, mainly from self guilt that I signed up for an Advogato diary and am not using. I think I need to go and write a third draft of the GDP Handbook. A big thanks for the two people who wrote me comments. Anymore are also welcome.

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