Nautilus and eoin 2006 August 31 15:57Posted by diamond in : Random , 3 comments
When you mount a samba drive using nautilus, it places a shortcut on your desktop of the form ‘$sharename on $host’. When however i mounted the share ‘steve’ on ‘eoin-brazils-machine’, the name was truncated, leading to the rather amusing:Random , add a comment
Rang one of the recruiters in google, they said they’ve not heard anything back from the US yet, so it’ll most likely be tomorrow. If i haven’t heard anything by 17:00 tomorrow i’m to ring them back and they’ll make further enquires. After 3 months, waiting is wearing a little thin.
An attempted bio 2006 August 30 21:44Posted by diamond in : Random , 4 comments
In response to an email i had sent to the irish linux user’s group, the linux gazette contacted me asking if i’d mind if they publised it. I said “Sure, fire away”, and they said “Thanks. Can you send us a brief bio?”. I hadn’t quite expected that, but decided to give it a go anyway. Here’s what i sent to them:
Stephen ‘Captain Pedantic Pants’ Shirley is a quiet student with an appetite for sanely configured, maintainable systems. He was first introduced to linux in 1996 with redhat 4.1, and has since progressed through suse, mandrake and debian, seeking enlightenment. He is now involved in the ubuntu project, and is the head admin of the University of Limerick computer society (skynet.ie). Currently finishing a MSc through research in the aforementioned UL, he’s looking forward to a fulfilling life of bending unix boxen to his will, whilst striking down inaccuracies wherever he finds them.
 It’s always the quiet ones…
The response was:
[laugh] Good attempt, Steve. You’ve been added to the roll of LG authors, and will be credited appropriately when your article is published. Thanks!
So i guess it will do -) Thanks to noirin for her suggestions.
Zoney quote of the day 2006 August 29 12:39Posted by diamond in : Random , add a comment
You should blame the shops too, they shouldn’t stock weird stuff
(No, i can’t remember the context, but i don’t think makes much difference -)
Not yet 2006 August 25 18:18Posted by diamond in : Random , 4 comments
I was hoping to get a final answer from google yesterday on whether they’d like to hire me or not, but having waited till 16:30, i decided to ring them myself, only to be told that it will be another week. Apparently they hadn’t quite gotten everything together last week for the deadline, so it’s only been submitted properly to upper management this week, and there’s a week turnaround for this sort of thing. I don’t mind the waiting much, but not having been told about the delay is annoying. Oh well, it’ll make it a full 3 months.