Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of the year and End of the decades

A short personal summary of what happen in the last 10 years

- Survived through school and university
- which I have learned c, c++, python, java, php, javascript etc
- and change os, from windows from linux, thanks to internet in university
- thus develop slangs and TWAs
- and run a few programs in university, involve junior bullying
- then outside uni got involve in a few barcamps and foss events
- also developer events
- and got a first job, in a bank
- and quit it barely after a year
- and realized that the computer is smaller and smaller, from thinkpad to eeepc
- and still the old nokia phone is still the best, how ofter you get 7 days of battery life in one charge
- this among the few of many stuff in the last decade....

Sunday, December 06, 2009

switching to opensuse

opensuse is ok, it is linux, anyway so most is understandable..

With all localization build in, with many program. built in virtualization support(who don't provide that anyway in linux). Filesystem encryption support, with apparmor. plus with LVM. Plus all the enterpricey stuff like LDAP client etc.

wireless don't just works without tinkering. YES THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE BROADCOM. ATI will sucks so i don't bother using it. Python version is not the latest compared to ubuntu. but I use django mostly anyway. LVM is not as easy to setup, but I get the hang of it, you just need to make the the unused space as LVM, and resize it later.

Now please just let me do use my computer peacefully, I am just sick of have to be in between the stupid war between ubuntu and fedora....... So this is a small price to pay to avoid the annoyance in the community.

Though compatibility will sucks, but that is the job for xen(or kvm depends when I want to switch)

End of The Year Post: Community Attack!!!!!

** Long random Story Alert **
As usual, I just continue with a series of community events around me. Which is really interesting. Because some of the community is really a new one.

So some of the usual one is barcamp. Which is really the same. Though some of the geek among the barcamp community will give a more active role in the future.

As usual I am involved ubuntu-my, they are a official loco. And I have involved a little in mscosconf with them. But probably this is a last year I am involve with them. Or not let see...Since I change my os anyway. And I get cozy with fedora my...Which is a very technical community.

And have started. We are a community of python programmer in malaysia. Which is an interesting community. One reason is, we are a programming language community. Consisted of user of both proprietary and open source software. We just join an learn the language. We also have our first big project with student. Which is pretty cool actually, me thinks.

So for some of the open source group in malaysia, many have happens. And many have get involve in universities. Which is very interesting to see. Though I really rather to see more synergy within all the groups.

So the tech community is getting active. Though, the community is growing. But the thing is, we don't just need to grow. I really think that some of the community really need to grow up. Attitude is a big problem for some. But generally it is interesting to see the community exist.

And we have a few that just started so stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

End of The Year Post: Environment Change

**Random Rant Alert**

The big thing that happens around the year is a change of environment. Changing from working in a cubicle to working at home, it is pretty, liberating.

This is due to the fact that I actually quit my job. Which a reason to feel good. For some reason I don't seems to match in the environment. Not to say that I learned nothing. There is some lesson I can applied from working in legacy software.

But currently my job don't seems like a job anymore. It is more like playing around with codes. And unlike the bank, I have finally goes to a environment that I familiar with, aka linux, with a programming language that is a fun to use(compare to what I use in the bank anyway). aka Python.

It is a good thing, a good that that I am now in a environment that I can learn, and play at the same time. A environment that is never boring. and full of challenges. A dynamic environment is probably good for me. This is different from the bank. A price of being safe for the business.

I actually begin to wonder whether this is a good thing. For some reason I don't think I can join the local software company, until I do the current project of mine.