Yeah, I know. It's been a long time.
Sitting here listening to Ben Folds Five, contemplating my keg of stout (which is finally ready for consumption), staring out the window at the alternating bands of blue and grey, I have to wonder: what the hell have I been up to these last few months?
Not much, really. I spent a couple of weeks contracted to TG Embedded in Cleveland, working on some semi-Linux related things. Fun stuff, really; I did some coding (though not much), some sysadmin (very little, really), and lots of hanging out pretending to earn my money. I did learn about kernel module programming, though. Now if only I could get some cool new hardware and become a kernel hacker.
After New Years, I went to a conference in Anchorage (which is really just a chunk of Down South grafted into the least-desirable bit of Alaska) concerning health care issues across the state, as it relates to Indian Health Services providers. (SEARHC, the company for which I work, is an IHS provider.)
The only thing everyone agreed on was this: we need high-speed reliable network access to the villages. Like we needed X-ray glasses to see that.
Anyway, I don't have anything brilliant to say today. (Yep. I know I don't have anything brilliant to say any day.) I just wanted to get back to Advogato, as it is my only active link to other geeks.