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ka6wke (2821)


Something about myself - lets see.... Perl coder, network slave, MySQL monkey... Youth soccer coach, amateur radio nut and running fanatic... Ah, that should be enough...

Journal of ka6wke (2821)

Wednesday May 14, 2003
02:33 PM

Totally Forgot About My Journal!!

Fun to read about my comments on OSCON last year! Won't be attending this year, instead I'll be camping in the Sierra Neveda for a week.

Guess maybe I should stay up on my journal, but never really understood why people are hooked on this blog stuff.... Or is it I'm just that boring??
Thursday July 25, 2002
01:54 PM

NMap at OSCON??

Nah!! Would anyone take time to scan the wireless here at OSCON?? Hehe, yup, I'm getting quite a few probes. It's dropped off from Day 1, to about 2 an hour. On the first day, looking at a probe every minute or so.. Atleast on the probes I could detect! Given the level of talent here, I hope attendees have their firewalls configged properly!! You are running a firewall, aren't you??
01:50 PM

Day 3 @ OSCON

Attended all the MySQL given for the day. Listened to Monty from MySQL AB, and once the universal translator synced up to his accent, all was well. He presented MySQL in an incredible light - why MySQL is what it is today and where they are planning for it to go in the future... They ( MySQL AB team } really showed their engineering talent, and that explains why MySQL is an excellent RDBMS... Oh, the Vodka candy was outstanding!!

Moved on to MySQL backup. Stuff you should do, but probably don't. Great insight on what to do and how to determine what your DBA SHOULD be doing....

Attended the quickly posted CVS howto, but had to leave part way through. Went over the basics....

Sat in on the Perl Lightening Talks, but left part way through. Usual antics but some good info. Long list of speakers.

Once again, great food at lunch! They've outdone themselves this year on the grub....
Wednesday July 24, 2002
03:06 PM

Day 2 @ OSCON

So I'm behind in the log...

Survived Geoff's mod_perl tutorial. If you develop, plan to develop or just need to 'know how it works' - take his class. Just be sure to do it in the morning and have plenty of caffeine prior to the class! He covers a ton of material at near light speed and you need to be ready for the onslaught!

Also survived MJD's Perl Red Flags... Another must take... Even if you've been programming in Perl for years, he'll still show you how you are doing things WRONG!! Oh, and he did NOT have a hangover as reported in a previous year. MJD and I did get into an interesting discussion to determine if NULL is a constant value... I think it is - code to follow...
Tuesday July 23, 2002
10:33 AM

First Day at OSCON

Survived the first day here in San Diego!! Started off with Network Programming with Perl, Lincoln did an outstanding job with the tutorial. Moved on to David Cross and Idiomatic Perl. Highly recommend this class to new Perl programmers - he uncovers a lot of the 'secrets' of Perl that makes others look like gurus and other general coolness...

I'm actually writing this on Tues morning as I finally figured out how to use my #(*$&( journal!

The food is MUCH better than last year!! My only complaint is the parking - oh, and the lack of coffee out near the tutorials...