Long Time Away, or Who Is Vanessa Hudgens?

Well, not actually away. Just didn't have much time to post. I had to pass two more exams to continue my education at University, and had pretty much work to do (soon to announce that project here, just waiting for my client to register domain name and rent a server), so I was pretty busy with all that. And there are also great changes in my private life (not too inspiring, but I'm trying to be optimistic), so I should confess, it was a hard time.

Anyway, I'm here now with lots of thing to tell you about. Be prepared for plenty of posts here. Here comes a brief summary of what is coming next.

Gone Ubuntu

I've been a die-hard Gentoo geek for 2 something years, but... Yes, you see it. :)

I'd probably never change my distro, but there were several things that made me think of it first and forced me to try a bunch of them later. I've seen FreeBSD in action and was amazed. I ruined my Gentoo system and had to get working system ASAP, so I've chosen the best available distro. The best available, not the best distro. I'm not too satisfied with Ubuntu.

I got CentOS 5.0 DVD and I'll try it in some near future.

Gone subversion

I didn't need any version control system for ages, but finally I've grown out of just everyday backups. I need to track work done, I need to know what exactly and when did I change in my code, I need to put milestones and track bugs. The latter is too much for SVN on it's own, but trac perfectly fits my current requirements. I even think of running trac in my sandbox and giving my clients access to it, but I don't know how to limit access for different users and afraid that tracking tickets could take too much time.

Gone single

Alas. Love ins't enough to stay together. We tried hard, she even kept trying when I gave up, but still there were too much thing we couldn't take over. Odd feeling, you know. You work so hard to be able to rent an apartment that would be a place for two of you, and suddenly you don't need it all and you don't know what to do with all of it.

Anyway, you're great, Annie, and I those 6 months were just wonderful.

Almost get employed

East is East and West is West, and I'm damned for freelance forever and ever, but I found a forum post about that vacancy and decided to try it out. My experience is more than sufficient for that work. I could become tech support engineer at local web hosting company, but they decided to hire a student (yes, I'm student, too, but I've got my last year in University, while he's second or third year one) with smaller experience, smaller ambitions and smaller salary.

I don't blame them, I'd do the same if I were them. And it's not the right job for me. Although I could do a lot for that company, they don't really need that right now, so they did the right thing.

Bud, God! It was in the middle of August, when it was hot like Hell and they do have an air conditioning in their office!

Got to give my code away

It was the first time when I had to stop working on a project to take a more important one and needed to prepare my code for other developer. Interesting experience and definitely I'm going to share it. Later.

Vanessa Hudgens

Who the heck's Vanessa Hudgens?

Sep. 26, 2007 // 00:14 | Comments (4)

How Many Freelancers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

I am a huge fan of that “how many somebodys does it take to change a light bulb” stuff. I'm sure, everyone knows this one already, but still it's one of the my favoutive:

Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but it takes a long time, and the light bulb has to really want to change.

I am planning to launch a website with lots of such stuff both in Russian and English. Someday. I've even registered a domain name for that. Unfortunatelly, I rarely have enought free time.

What I want to do now is a little contest.

You may have noticed already that there are now Links section in my sidebar. This should be soon changed. And one of those links could be yours forever absoulutely for free.

Just win my little contest.

See the title of this post? Sure, you do. I still do not have any answer to this question in my collection. That's awful, isn't it?

So, the person, who would propose the answer I'd love most, will get a link to his site in my sidebar. Forever and ever and ever.

Sep. 26, 2007 // 23:00 | No Comments