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Well, my contract ended today. Not unexpected, my part of the project was done, and I was not able to hack intricate C code to work on other stuff. I did express my willingness to come in and fix bugs on a week by week basis.

Now, this gig has left me with an open source project that I really want to do, although the "need" for it is small, and only in the embedded space. I really need to put together a minimalist box, and a lot of weird printers. I also might be doing a book proposal, if I come up with a useable zen to put on paper. The project definitely would be OSS reputation-ware. Still, it means a lot of work, buckling down and (re)learning C, and other stuff not normally in a sysadmin's purview.

Apparently, my best talent is troubleshooting, and then automating myself out of a job. That's more a systems devewloper than a sysadmin, which is probably why I've tended to slide that direction. Problem is, developers need to do compiled languages, and I am a script maven. So I need to surrender to trhe compiled side of the force, and start doing C, kernel hacking, and writing my own compiled stuff.

Hopefully I can catch up on all my mailing lists, deferred housework, and other stuff too, but I doubt it...


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Oct. 29th, 2004 11:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, that just plain sucks! I do hope they see the light and put you back on permanently. One of these days a company will come along that recognizes both your abilities and your versatility and gives you the pay and the recognition you deserve. If you are searching again, you might consider those areas nearer to us, Jacksonville, Tampa or Orlando, for example, or anything East of the Mississippi. There are pagan and wiccan groups all over now. That is no longer a good 'scuse. It would be really nice to have you closer, and I will understand if you stay out in Lala land. I still miss it, even though our weather is similar. You have quakes. WE have canes. Fires are about the same. Love you anyway. HUgs and luck on your new projects. Is there some cheap online way to get more C and compiler languages???
Oct. 31st, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
Good luck with what ever you end up doing.
Oct. 31st, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Damn. I inferred the job had indeed ended from your re-emergence onto Heathenthing list. But I had hoped you were wrong in thinking it would end. I cannot of course understand the geek stuff. But wishing you re-employment as rapid as the last time.

Nov. 1st, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)
hopefully this bout of job searching is as short as the last

good luck!
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