So, I've been busy. REALLY busy. I've been doing so much non-tech-related stuff that I've decided to pull my blog off of Advogato and maintain it here (with the help of Pyblosxom). Let's see if I can mumble through most of the highlights.
Work: Major re-org at $EMPLOYER. I'm now a part of a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. Er, wait, that was me channeling the A-Team. I'm part of a much smaller group now, although I still have the same boss, and most of our resposibilities are for systems that aren't 24/7 critical, thankfully. Most of the UNIX system administrators here are in one of three or four major groups, and we're all spinning our wheels trying to figure out how to re-create most of the shared resources we used to have available. I'm baby-sitting some new systems now, and I was pulled off a couple that I'd built and helped along originally. Nothing too bad, just...different. Not the kind of organizational changes that everyone can adapt to well.
Personal: Buying a house. We're less than a week away from closing as I write this, in sunny Aurora, IL. Two floors, big backyard, three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2-car garage, and way more room than we have in the apartment right now. I have this fear of me becoming one of those guys on TLC who starts a major renovation, and then needs someone to bail him out.
More personal: I've been SICK. Words cannot describe how bad I've felt for the last week...some kind of cold that started out with fevers, sinus problems, and complete lack of energy, and is finishing off with fits of coughing, sinus problems, and complete lack of energy. Blecch. Too much information, Matt? That's what you get for sending me a complaint about me not blogging enough. ;-)