James Bowes

Purveyor of Pre-eminent Programmes

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Moved my blog

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I’ve moved my blog to blog.repl.ca. It’s the same stuff, with a different name. I’ll leave the existing posts up here, for search engines and whatnot.

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November 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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The ol’ update post

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Ms. Vissers (now Mrs. Vissers-Bowes) and I got married on May 20th, 2006. We flew back to Halifax for
the ceremony; it was a beautiful day. I love her, and it was definitely the best
day of my life.

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This week we expanded our family.
Julius
is our new baby boy. So far Spook has been a little scared of him, but we’re
taking the introduction slow. Hopefully they will get along.

In software related news, herk and I have
been working on
Dangerously Incompetent.
Our goal is to create a small community site, centered around
a few FOSS projects, book reviews, and articles. If only I grokked drupal.

Also, I have Mugshot invites. If you want one, send me an email.

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July 1, 2006 at 8:20 am

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The Theatre Serves Beer

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  • Green Thumb: Cherie and I planted assorted seeds outside next to our porch today. They should look better than dirt and trash when they are grown in.
  • Red Hat: Sent a patch to the yum devel list the other day. The patch basically did a bunch of stuff that had already been discussed on the yum lists, like Composite pattern for PackageSacks. While the patch has yet to be committed, it still feels good to give back to the community.
  • Fedora: I am now a Fedora Extras maintainer (for pwgen). Yes, it just so happens to be my employer’s distribution of choice, but it is the distro I use (now, anyways).
  • Transportation: I walk to and from work most days, and plan on continuing that. I also plan on getting a car soon. Probably a Toyota Yaris.

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April 1, 2006 at 5:50 pm

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Two dollar T-shirt

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Cook-Out

Cook-Out is an eatery here in NC. I don’t know what the food is like, but the clothing is awesome!

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March 13, 2006 at 6:13 pm

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Keane is Krazy

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Got an email to my Comp Sci account from a Keane recruiter
today. It was very generic; my name wasn’t in the email, and it said they were
hiring for basically every position under the sun, and my skills matched those.
I sent a reply saying that I was happily employed and no longer living in the
area, but thanks for asking and good luck in your search!

The email was total spam, and even if I was looking for a job the nature of this email would have completely turned me off. I can’t see how they think such tactics will net them any employees of any worth.

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March 6, 2006 at 5:23 pm

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Possibly a Bad Generator Definition?

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As I obliquely
alluded to
the other day, big things are happening. I’m resigning from my
current
job
as a software developer. Ms. Vissers and I are packing
up and leaving the province. The country, in fact. We’re moving to
North Carolina.

I got a job at
Red Hat.

I’ll be working as a software engineer on
Red Hat Network.
The product sounds interesting, and the technologies involved sound fun.
Oh yeah, and the develop on Linux 😉

I’m pretty pumped about it. Obviously it’s a huge change, and I’ll
miss everyone here very much, but it’s also going to be very fun; kind
of an adventure.

One of the hard parts in the decisions was definitely leaving abridean.
There’s a good bunch of people there, and I’ll miss them.

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January 15, 2006 at 10:29 am

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Public Service Announcement

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Fedora Core is the best Linux distribution for home use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the best Linux distribution for office use. That is all.

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January 13, 2006 at 11:30 am

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