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November 20th, 2005

News: I had my first interview! I had an interview with the manager for what was Damion’s position on Friday. He has seven other phone interviews before Thanksgiving, then he’ll narrow the list down to two people with Paul. I should know something soon.
Reviews: I’ve been semi-interested in news aggregators lately. Ever since summer, I’ve lost interest in being online constantly and regularly checking news, blogs, etc. Sage is incredible, but I never remember to use it. I was real excited when I found out that Google now has Google Reader, but I was less than impressed with the interface. Reading news is actually a little annoying, but bonus points for the scrolling mechanism (get a list of news items and use the mouse wheel on it). Last night though, Sean recommended an aggregator that I’ve been meaning to try for a while. Liferea definitely fits my needs, as long as I can remember to use. Simple to use, easy to navigate, all that good stuff and I’ve only run into one bug. But I’m using a beta version, so I can’t complain.
I have finally seen UFC. Interesting, very worth the the five bucks for comedy value alone. Making fun of Joe Rogan is so easy. The title fight was great too.
Randomness: You should notice the link on the right for The Daily WTF. It’s good for a laugh and to make me realize that I’m not as dumb as I think I am. However, someone sent me this link, which just down right scares me. I can’t believe that there are people out in the world like that.
In other news…I know nobody else cares, but I like to share anyway. Along with offer free downloads of their enterprise development tools (I’ll get links soon if someone wants them), Sun has started a University Challenge, offering a college student (or group up to four members) ,000, and 0,000 for their school. Just have to write something to Solaris. Hell, they even suggest porting software to Solaris, or fixing bugs. Could be fun, different environment, you have until June. For you people that say no immediately because you don’t know Solaris, do a little digging in Summer of Code articles. One of the NetBSD winners started fresh in the BSD world and learned enough in three months to get NDIS wireless drivers working.

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