It appears that hfb has an evil toilet. It's a good thing that Josh never met it. She also found some amusing lines to use at work. I could use a few of those myself.

It's not like we didn't already know, but Dan's a prick. At least he's trying to justify it now. :-)

If you need to build some computers (like rack-mount servers) and live in the Bay Area, I recommend ASA Computers. I've business with them several times. Ask for Sean or Mike. Tell 'em I sent you. If you want to order stuff on-line, I highly recommend newegg.

From the fuzzy one, there's some PHP to query the Google API.

I visited a Sequoia backed start-up today to talk about MySQL. There's a ton of interest in it. Last week, I visited a company up in Pleasanton.

Speaking of MySQL, I got to hang out with David (one of MySQL's founders) and Marten (their CEO) for a couple hours yesterday.

Speaking of MySQL again, we've got a MySQL/FreeBSD box that appears to be on some serious crack. I really need to write up the "FreeBSD or Linux for MySQL?" document I've been mulling over in my head for a long time now.

There's an update to AmphetaOutlines available for all you AmphetaDesk users. Speaking of AmphetaDesk, I've been told that there's some really cool AmphetaOutlines-inspired stuff coming in the next version or so. Awesome.

No, I haven't gotten around to fixing the Yahoo Directory for Weblogs yet. A lot of folks have asked. I'm not ignoring anyone. I've just been busy.

Russell hasn't vanished, which is good. I'm interested in hearing his experience with Atkins. I've read the book and am interested. But I'm not yet sure what to make of it.

Ask reinstalled OS X and is happy now. I've been having a few odd problems with the TiBook ever since loading the Jaguar upgrade. Maybe I should reinstall too. Hmm.

Apparently jwz is getting old.

I almost posted this as a comment in response to Ask's comment about Sysadmin work (which can be fun or annoying as hell), but since I'm in the "write a long ass blog entry" mood...

For hire? Gee, Ask... Word on the street is that you've already got your hands full at work? :-)
Actually, I just like that line. "At first you might not think the price is right." That says so many things. I should start using that. It occurs to me that I'm always "for hire" to some degree or another. Adam Goodman (publisher of Linux Mag) likes to refer to me as a free agent. He's partly right. Just don't tell Uncle Sam.

Ah, I just posted it anyway. So call me redundant.

Do you grok mod_perl? Are you really good? Do you want to move to California? Let me know. Seriously. It seems that all the really good mod_perl folks are employed already.

Yes, syndication does matter. We're going to do something about this at Yahoo very soon. Watch this space. I'll need some beta testers.

There. Once nice, big, fuzzy (ask Kasia), warm blog entry. I can get on to other things now--like building that new rack-mount server. I'll probably name it since it'll be sitting right near in Ohio. And the new is soon to join on the west cost. Heh. I have my own little distributed server farm now. Anyone need hosting? Backup DNS? Other crap? I suddenly have a lot of spare capacity. I'll post specs later.

What a link-fest. Whew.

Posted by jzawodn at September 19, 2002 09:59 PM

Reader Comments
# kasia said:

uhm, Jeremy? How much coffee did you drink last night?

on September 20, 2002 05:24 AM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

More on the Atkins Diet. Slashdot linked to this story(NYT Reg, etc..)

on September 20, 2002 05:29 AM
# Ask Bjoern Hansen said:

I can second the recommendation of newegg. Their website is kinda odd at first; but it works well and most importantly they haven't screwed up anything at all for me. Fair shipping prices; quick shipping; good overall prices; ... I always buy computer stuff there even if I have to pay sales tax.

on September 20, 2002 04:45 PM
# Ask Bjoern Hansen said:

> Do you grok mod_perl? Are you really good?
> Do you want to move to California? Let me know.
> Seriously. It seems that all the really good
> mod_perl folks are employed already.

No kidding. In particular if you try to find someone who has built stuff that got lots of traffic. Send mail to if you want to get hooked up in nice sunny Southern California instead of up in the cold north with Jeremy.


- ask

on September 20, 2002 04:51 PM
# john said:

lemme know what you need beta tested... always interested in helping push new technologies or advances...

on September 21, 2002 09:11 PM
# gav said:

> It seems that all the really good
> mod_perl folks are employed already.

I second that. We're looking for perl
people in VT and they seem to be mighty scarce.

I wonder if there is any demand for
an experienced perl hacker/e-commerce guy...

on September 23, 2002 07:07 PM
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