Past few days - Journal of Omnifarious
Jun. 6th, 2003
01:25 am - Past few days
Well, on Tuesday, I dealt with a bunch of the fallout from a bad security breach in the journal of someone close to me. She may leave LJ completely now. I'm currently writing a script that will download her entire LJ along with the comments and things. I'm pretty sad about it, and also kind of angry at the person who I think is mainly responsible. Notice to those of you who know more, I didn't mention her name.
Also on Tuesday, my housemate, maatnofret, lost her job. :-( But, as a good point, the drummer for Invisible Pedestrian responded to her email, jokingly talking about some Systems Engineering jobs they have at General Dynamics.
On Wednesday, I got caught up in a few interesting discussions on #c++ and #sockets on irc.freenode.net. I also went to a career thing at General Dynamics where I was told that I couldn't have a job with a title of 'Engineer' without a college degree because of some stupid edict by their corporate parent company. The people I talked to didn't seem happy about the policy, and it seems like there may be ways of sneaking around it. So, maybe something will work out.
Today, I kinda didn't get much done, partly because I decided to go off of caffeine since I also purchased painkillers for the headache problem on Wednesday. But, doing that makes me tired and not think so well. Lots of people asked me questions about stuff today, and I helped with a few complicated things. I didn't get much done on my LJ download project, partly because I was too excited about a new idea I talked about before.
I also implemented part of my new idea. It's pretty ugly in one way, and beautiful in another. I'll post it in another entry marked with a geeky tag. :-)
Also, to add insult to maatnofret's injury, her computer's HD died. *sigh* It was a model I thought was really good when I had her buy it, and forgot about later when I learned about IBM's hard-drive problems. :-( Now she needs a new one. I have some really old ones that I don't trust to last very long that are also slow and small. I can put those in her computer, but she really needs a new one instead. Anybody want to get her an early birthday present? :-)