Week 0

So, as many of you know, I’ve started a new job. Goodbye public access cable (for now), hello web development. I’m going to be doing extensive Drupal/PHP work. I’m not the biggest fan of PHP, but it gets the job done, and it’ll challenge me to write better code.

So far, I’ve got my new MacBook Pro setup, including Parallels running Debian, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and soon, Ubuntu and RedHat (maybe Fedora).

I’ve had my first meeting with the CEO, CTO and director of my office. Good Folks, and I think I’ll enjoy the people aspect of this company. I will really miss my old coworkers, though 🙁

There’s a good list of customers, though some are predicting a crash in the marketplace. We’ll see how that plays out.

There is a big need better front-end communication. That’s my boss’ job. He’s a user experience guy, so he should be able to make things a little smoother on that end. The culture is still forming, and by all means, the new office will have its own culture to a degree. Next week, we’re off to the Cali office for training and face-to-face with the rest of the company. WooHoo!

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the garden of nerdy delight

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We just received a brand new Foundry FastIron Gigabit switch at work. It’s to be used in our new network-based editing configuration. I’m testing it out to see if it will handle 8 simultaneous video captures. Here’s the boot message from this bad boy:

FGS Boot Code Version 02.4.00
Enter ‘b’ to stop at boot …
BOOT INFO: load monitor from primary, size = 84371
BOOT INFO: load image from primary…….
BOOT INFO: bootparam at 00049268, mp_flash_size = 001dc352
BOOT INFO: code decompression completed
BOOT INFO: branch to 00400100
Starting Main Task …
Parsing Config Data …

FSecure SSH is included in this product

SW: Version 02.4.00cT7e1 Copyright (c) 1996-2006 Foundry Networks, Inc.
Compiled on Sep 06 2006 at 16:40:46 labeled as FGS02400c
(1950546 bytes) from Primary fgs02400c.bin
BootROM: Version 02.4.00T7e5 (FEv2)
HW: Stackable FGS624P
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Serial #: CH42060189
P-ASIC 0: type D804, rev 01
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400 MHz Power PC processor 8245 (version 129/1014) 66 MHz bus
512 KB boot flash memory
8192 KB code flash memory
128 MB DRAM
The system uptime is 2 seconds
The system : started=cold start

FGS624P Switch>
Power supply 1 detected and up.
PowerPC, eh? Pretty slick. It must be one of those embedded jobbies from FreeScale. With 128 MB of RAM, this is a pretty serious switch.

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