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12 hours on a plane with no leg room not in an aisle seat does not a happy camper make. Wedding was pretty good though.
work:

Trying to roll out PGP (GnuPG) support over certain parts of the company as per management directives. At this rate, I think I'll end up rewriting a Eudora GPG plugin so our various mailers work together.

personal:

Trip photos!

Updated some lists to send bounce messages to another list which in turn sends its bounce messages to a person. After this, the remote machine this was done on stopped responding some hours later. Turns out that an ether hub had died. Phew.

Jetlag sucks. Business class reduces the suckiness quotient a little, First Class nearly eliminates it. Heck, give me a foam mattress and a belt strap, and I'll happily snooze away.

One thing I hate, in a general sense, is a lack of recognition in an intentional fashion. This is the stuff of many sagas, musicals, software projects, where the protaganist pours their heart and soul into a task, only to find later that no-one recognises their effort, or where their nemisis/manager has taken all the glory for the task.

This is extremely frustrating, particularly in IT where the only record that you made a formal proposal of a concept well before the strangly 'coincidental' proposal of the same concept by different people has been misplaced, or previously discarded, sometimes by the same people.

So far at this conference I've seen 3 of my own previous ideas put forward in this fashion, plus overheard far, far too many examples of the same problem occuring to other people. Just like in classic education systems, plagarism is rife, as it will always be. History is written by winners, managers, and well known names.

Parallel development certainly accounts for some instances of duplicate concepts, but it really cannot account for duplicate concepts originating (nearly word for word) from people or entities that you formerly worked with.

802.15.3 looks groovy.

work:
Flew into Minneapolis for IETF on Friday night. Was the first time that I'd flown business class, previous employers being too stingy to pay for such (or to pay for business related flights!). Extremely relaxing, but a shame about the service outside mealtimes. Amusingly, one is supposed to surrender dangerous sharp metal objects or pack them in hold luggage including sewing kits, but NW then supply you with one.

Quote from one session so far (on name server software):

  • "Genetic diversity is a good thing"
  • "As long as its not cancerous"
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Minnie has a rather strong Irish population, or at least, lots of people are suddenly irish around St Patricks day (17th). Went to an Irish concert yesterday in St Paul, and hopefully another one tonight (Minneapolis). Local bus company is offering free rides (until Monday) with the simply scrolling slogan "Millers Rides" "No fares" "No Blarney".

Despite this city being rather colder than I'm used to (snow piled in the gutters), I quite like the twin cities (Minneapolis/St Paul). The Skyway system is particularly nice, and they have a good music scene. Its going to snow in the next few days!

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