It's been another crazy long amount of time since my last bit of ramblings here and a lot has gone on, so here goes another bulleted list:
New website. You're looking at it now. It's not a whole lot different but its better:
the menus at the top are all CSS now and work in Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari, and Konqueror
the menus are generated dynamically so it's super easy for me to move things around and not have to update lots of files.
little slivers of color above titles so you know how you got to where you are.
the title of the page in the title bar of your web browser now shows you where you are
Random Image and Newest Album blocks on the left from the new Gallery 2 install which replaced the old Gallery 1
Coming soon calendar block on the left so people can see where I am at the moment without having to dig around.
Better layout using CSS for everything. HTML tables should be few and far between. The site can now fill up a whole window without problems so there should be lots less scrolling out there for those of you with much bigger monitors than me.
Updated wantlist (get me stuff! its christmas time!)
New documentation for how I run my server: watching the system for problems and dealing with lots of virtual hosts (Under projects->hosting at the top)
better page navigation for news, portfolio, and things with lots of pieces
updated bookmarks page which will be way better and maybe even useful
old picture URLs from news will be fixed to work with Gallery 2 now that Gallery 1 is gone from here
New Server- This website and a bunch of others are running on my new server. Its a dual Amd Opteron 246 with 2GB of DDR ECC RAM and a 120GB SATA raid 1 array. "pudge" is sitting in a colo downtown with a 1MB/s pipe and doing a much better job than the old box.
Faster mustache continues to explode. Lots of good times
My old Gary Fisher Tasajara front suspension mountain bike is now a single speed no suspension commuter style bike with city tires. I've been riding it to campus and and all over the place. It's lots of fun and can take a bit more of a beating than the road bike. The ratio on it is 42:13 which is crazy hard but its good exercise. I'm going to have to ride the road or mountain bike again and see how much better shape it has me in.
After 4.5 years with 10 semesters taking some number of classes, I've graduated from Georgia Tech. My last semster was all As which puts my final GPA riiiight below a 3.0. Final projects for Science and Technology Policy and Music Theory both turned out pretty sweet and they'll be available on here sometime.
I'm hoping they let me into graduate school at GT but my GRE scores weren't anything special so we will see what happens a few months from now. The application is in and people are finishing up their recomendation letters.
Laura and I made it to 6 months during which time my brother and his g/f got engaged. Crazyness.
I did my first bit of Windows development at work and finished a service that runs on Windows Server 2003 and allows other machines to request a password reset via .NET remoting.
I did my first bit of Linux system development with a module for pam that enforces password complexity requirements. It works on Linux, Solaris, and AIX and is pretty sweet.
They guys I do research for at GTRNOC are looking for money to pay me next semester and perhaps through grad school.
Updates will be more often now that I have graduated and won't have any more official projects with deadlines to be working on at home. Gallery 2 is going to get a lot more attention from me now and hopefully the XML-RPC module will be born. But enough of this for now. Its Firday night, who wants to go ride bikes?