I've completed 2/7 software classes. The CIO who approved payment has bailed. Debating whether to pay for the other five out of my own pocket. Perhaps they'll pay for themselves if I can get a job that lets me work from home.

We've lost half the functional IT department (and with it a lot of the expertise we needed). The people who left were in a city with tech opportunities. The rest of us are surrounded by corn (well, this year it's mostly going to be soybeans). I'm going to have to start looking much further North.

Starting the jobsearch process again. LinkedIn doesn't have anything. Indeed has a couple of potentially promising leads. Hope it doesn't take me three years to get an interview this time.

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> Virtualization seems to have a lot of security benefits.

You've been smoking something really mind altering, and I think you
should share it.

x86 virtualization is about basically placing another nearly full
kernel, full of new bugs, on top of a nasty x86 architecture which
barely has correct page protection. Then running your operating
system on the other side of this brand new pile of shit.

You are absolutely deluded, if not stupid, if you think that a
worldwide collection of software engineers who can't write operating
systems or applications without security holes, can then turn around
and suddenly write virtualization layers without security holes.

You've seen something on the shelf, and it has all sorts of pretty
colours, and you've bought it.

That's all x86 virtualization is.

A bit disappointed to learn that isn't something I can download and try.

I've burned a chunk of this evening looking for PoE wireless access points. Is it just because I'm a curmudgeon that I don't like any of what I'm seeing?

Apparently very few people want PCIe x1 SSDs. I see a few M.2 adaptors with various compatibility caveats and not much else.

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If IRC is so good, how come there's no

IRC++

?

Yay! My Winsis WT-02 mITX PC case arrived. Now to see where I can hack a fan into it.

I've been in my job three months and I'm starting to get "antsy", as the Americans say.

Downloading some podcasts to listen to during the week.

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bringing all my EPROMs to the tanning salon

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Please take a moment to check whether your remote backup scripts will overwrite existing backups with empty files while the machine being backed up is down :flan_cool:

Relaying this message for a friend, honestly :flan_pats:

I would like to ride on a Class 801 train one day.

Trying to play video on a Raspberry Pi model B running NetBSD/evbarm 8.0.

Switching mobile phone providers is a pain in my arse.

Well, SLIP still works. I think I have a PLIP cable here somewhere but I have no idea whether that's still in the NetBSD kernel.

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