The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Why yes, I haven't updated in a while …

Yes, I've been rather lax in the updates here recently. Most of the time I don't have really anything to talk about, or the desire to talk about anything. And the rare case when I do have something I want to write about, well, it's at a time when I can't (not near an Internet capable computer or involved with some work) and when I do get the chance, I don't feel like updating.

I've written about this before (and yes, I stopped and spent a few minutes tracking down the relevant entry, making me loose some steam in the writing process—sigh). I guess that if it were even easier for me to write an entry, I would be more inclined to write more often, but I'm still waiting for that “Perfect HTML Editor” that will do The Right Thing™.

Then there's the whole “not having anything to write about” bit, but that's not entirely true. There's (and here I go, tracking down the relevant entries again—XXXX brick wall—not to mention actual work—yet more sighage; now, where was I? … oh yes) the fact that you do indeed require RARP to install Debian on a Cobalt RaQ2 (only Linux dropped support for RARP in the 2.3 timeframe and now you need a userland program—and it was fun getting that to compile); I finished the network diagram for The Company (and have been keeping it up to date) and now that I've finished the physical layer, I have to now work on the IP layer (which is a bit of a mess, although I'm not sure how much of that is due to BGP issues, and how much of it is legacy issues). And I haven't had to deal with a control panel issue in nearly a month (but even I am bored with detailing the control panel issues) (as a further note, making that sidebar took a good ten minutes, and yes, I have no idea what I was going to write about next).

So … well … um … there we are.

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