17 Jan 2002 taw   » (Journeyer)

It has been some time since I last wrote. 2001-09-11 to be precise... the big, bad, evil day. A lot has happened since then, but, I will not elaborate much.

Work is currently immensely busy with Red Hat Network and neat things to come. Gotta love it when a project gets bumped up in schedule. YEAH! GREAT! Sleep would be good. I don't have enough time to do much other than work... which is a shame.

National Guard
We've been busily prepping for and executing gunnery. We shot Tank Table IV, V, VI, and VII. Now for the real test: Tank Table VIII. This is the one that really tests a crew. I have a good crew but my command control of the tank are not at their best. You can tell I don't do this full time. :)

I included this here as a reminder that I have not pushed ahead with it. Red Hat Linux 8.0 (or whatever version it ends up being) will be coming out eventually and I want this screensaver to be in it!!! It may not be accepted unless I make it (a) faster, and (b) make those boids FLAP!

Monica and I are doing better than ever. She is as sick as a dog right now, but... She is now full-time as the Program Director for a Spa Health Clubs in Durham, NC. She has only worked there for a few months, but, they love her! She got her Certified Personal Trainer qualification, and has been helping people become healthier. She enjoys it. That is the most important thing.

My sister-in-law and brother just reproduced again. That makes 5 nieces I have now. My sister-in-law on Monica's side has one in the oven as well. Though we say we are rooting for a boy, I secretly don't want to break the streak. More girls! I love being an uncle.

I finally met more of Monica's family. That was nice. Her grandmother and 10 Uncles, etc. on her fathers side. Neat people; very Kentucky. ;)

Over the December holidays, I finally got to see my two grandmothers as well. I just don't get to see them often enough.

Monica and I are headed to Hawai'i in February. I cannot wait. It will be a blast. Plus I have a surprise for her there as well. More to follow...

I have a slew of projects in my head I want to do. Just no time. Here's a sampling:

  • buy a router and link my three computers together. Learn a bit of networking with Linux in the process.
  • get a cable modem and static IP.
  • set up a "family" + whatever website/webapplication, probably using Zope. Zope is cool.
  • code more speed into xboids, package it, and add flapping boids!
  • read read read
  • find time to relax (won't happen)
  • play more with PERL, C, C++, maybe even a bit of Java.
  • start working with Python v2.2.*.
  • get back into my workout routine. I hurt my back recently and it has been two months that I have not been working out much. For shame.
  • get back into contact with old friends.
  • get more sleep.
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