16 Feb 2001 semaj   » (Apprentice)

Well well... haven't done the diary thing in a long time. Not that I haven't been posting diary stuff on my own site, but the idea of double posting seems a bit much. I haven't been working on alot of code that I even think is remotely useful to the "population at large" and with all the craziness at work and home... I just decided to read and not write here on Advogato.

The only thing that makes me write an entry today is the fact that I finally have a linux job. After all these years of using linux at home and work... I will finally be making my living actually "offically" using the OS. What is the job? Glad someone asked, I will be a Linux System Administrator for NTIS( a part of the Department of Commerce). They have a linux webserver farm and also use linux for DNS, mail and other services. The CIO at NTIS is trying to offload as much of NTIS's services from the HP systems that they currently use for all their large projects. Matter of fact, they host and update the IRS website, so they are definately in need of high powered web services.
I am still not sure what my roles will be overall, but I am sure I will be learning a ton, which is always a good thing. Heck, I may even learn more about HP-UX so that I can help more in migration of services from the HP platforms to linux based ones. It seems that they have standardized on Redhat... which versions I don't know... but I am sure I will figure all that out before the end of my first day :).

Until later...

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