29 Aug 2001 uweo   » (Journeyer)

Fairly busy times.

It's summer (cooling off now, but anyway), and basically things are as they are supposed to be - it's hot and i'm more often doing something quite different from hacking.
Ok, i _did_ - an outer ear infection stopped me from swimming and diving for the next days. No, i'm not happy - fortunately that didn't hit before i made some very good pictures (from my point of view, of coutse) of a few inhabitants of a sea around here.

I released new versions of ftpcopy and dyndb in the meantime. Two other packages are almost ready to be released. Oh well. It's summer, you understand?

Company is going crazy. The one doing the mass-support left, and $boss "forgot" [1] to get someone to replace him. So now a few people with a little bit of time left do that job, together with $boss, who has his own way of doing support: "oh, this is stupid. Throw away this request". "Answered on the web site. Throw away ...". Ok, _that_ way i can handle a request per minute.
[1] actually i think $boss was surprised by the amount of vacation Thomas still had open ...

My job isn't going well at the moment. Currently i firmly believe that afilias (the company trying to get big money out of .info) has been created to ruin my nerves. Hey, their test server sometimes even answers correctly ... most of the time it doesn't answer at all. Not to forget that it's slow. I was hoping to have a vacation starting tomorrow, but that will not happen, i'm unable to finish even one test run.

Oh, well. Came back yesterday in the evening, noticed a new hole in the wall, where the electric installation was supposed to be done. Unfortunately that hole was a little bit deeper than the wall. I was hoping to carry a lot of things into this room tomorrow. Let's see when i'll do that.

Discussed open source with a friend. "You really mean that being able to fix bugs or audit the code yourself is a reason to avoid standard software from microsoft?". Of course, yes, i do, but Bernd, i don't think i can explain that to you.

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