31 Jul 2002 scrottie   » (Journeyer)

A lot has changed.

  • First, thanks to Gary Benson for recovering my long lost authorization cookie. I thought I lost my password, but I'm informed I don't have one.
  • I've been unemployed for a year, not counting temp jobs, and other similar assignments. After reading the Netslaves book in the library, I've become a fairly regular reader of Netslaves site. Estimates of programmer unemployement are at 8%. This is based on reported accounting information from companies large enough to report. I'd love to conduct a phone survey. The number seems to be closer to 40%, judging from the local users groups I'm involved in.
  • My resume has become a sort of joke. I've logged an obnoxious number of hours working on it, just twiddling this here and that there. Its interactive. Kind of. It has provided for some interesting numbers and observations, as I'm mining my access log for data. Script attached.
  • I'm a horrible person for neglecting NetBSD. I hate myself.
  • I'm trying to keep up with Parrot development, and I even had a patch accepted! I write so much code, and it is so seldom used, this sort of thing is a real pleasure. Parrot is the Perl-6 virtual machine. I have some opinions about the design, but all in all, its pretty nifty.
  • I've been active at the local Perl Mongers organisation: Phoenix Perl Mongers. I've had a lot of fun putting together presentations and speaking in front of a room full of people. I was really really horrible at it when I started, but I've gotten marginally better! Ambition: speak on Perl Design Patterns again, and post an MPEG for download. For now, the slides are up.
  • PerlDesignPatterns at 63 pages.
  • My home page. I don't know what to say. Its an example of second-version-syndrome. It takes forever to generate. Creating it involves proxying a dozen pages. I'm always adding more. Truely frightening.
  • Probably going to DEFCON! Funding it will be a challenge, but the intersection between humanity and machine is riviting to me.
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