I'm done temping for the moment. Feel free to ask for me by name for all your temping needs, I'm cheap, easy, and available! I'm also a good babysitter!

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Heia Norge!

I have decided to make fun of Finnish people. Why not?

Okay, really, I'm just doing a fun little dance since Petter Solberg did so well. Go Petter!

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Local Boy Does Good

Bharat announced:

Hi, guys. You all know Jesse from the work that he's done on Gallery 1.x and his G1 snapshot page. I'm happy to say that Jesse has joined the core team as a G2 developer. He's been an active participant in the project for at least a year and is already hard at work on the G1 -> G2 migration module. Welcome, Jesse!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel very honored. It happened sort of backwards, with me hanging out on the developers list and making suggestions amongst a steady stream of wisecracks. I had submitted a major refactoring of the Gallery V1 code a few months before, and I was doing my best to continue making myself useful. Someone asked if I was on a particular private developer's list, and I used that opportunity to ask to join the list.

I did a happy little dance and got all nervous and sweaty. Uh… never mind that. I'm happy.

Jesse Mullan

Developer, G1 snapshot page maintainer

Okay, this how it really went down- Bharat pulled me aside to accost me:

Bharat: ding dong. you there?

Jesse: Yes. Am I in trouble?

Bharat: Quite the opposite-

Bharat: My question for you is: did your request mean that you wish to be a member of the core team, or do you just want to be a fly on the wall of core discussions?

Jesse: Of course I want to be part of the core team and I would be honored. However, I will gladly defer to your judgement or the judgement of the team.

Bharat: Which team would you like to be on?

Jesse: My gut reaction is to request a spot on gallery 2.x. I will really have to work to get up to speed, but I know that's where the future of gallery lies, and that's where I will build the most new skills.

Bharat: Ok. All of the above is what I was hoping you'd say

Bharat: http://gallery.sf.net/wiki.php?page=Development%20Team

Bharat: welcome to the team.

Jesse: Thank you!

Bharat: I'm confident that you're going to do very well with G2

Jesse: I have already learned a lot of very useful skills, and I hope to continue that.

Jesse: Can I turn off interview mode?

Bharat: :-)

Bharat: No, one of the requirements for this position is that you suck up to me for the next 15 years. and give me your firstborn child.

Bharat: I like to wait until the candidate has accepted the job before I spring that on him

Jesse: Only the firstborn? You could have had the first two.

Bharat: No way, 3 kids is my limit

Jesse: I have to say that this is one of the best things to happen to me in the last year or so

Bharat: This particular thing didn't just happen to you. You made it happen for yourself and I, for one, am very happy that it did.

To the best of my knowledge, Bharat looks nothing like Lumburgh.

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I Hunger


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SCO versus Linux, Hazzard-style


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Finland: The Foreigner’s Guide to Finland


Have you ever considered Finland as a travel destination? Read this guide to Finland - it's very informative and sometimes a little bit funny.

For the record, my roommate is at least 50% Finnish. I live in Minnesota, which has large groups of Finns wandering the countryside, especially up north.

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I’ve learned more about Debian than I ever wanted to

No matter how much fun it is to stretch out sleeplessness on into the night, I should really go to bed. My laundry is in the dryer and I don't have any outstanding server issues - except for getting java and stuff to work. Didn't I just do this a few years ago? I am such a retard.

Any minute now I am going to be banned from the gallery irc chat, I just know it - and then fired from my temp job, and then…

I should go to bed.

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Noah is walking!

I just talked to Lisa, and little noah is walking from place to place in the house without holding on to anything! Go Noah! He's walking from the living room to the kitchen. Next stop, presidency.

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Debian in the hizzle

My good friend Monte gave me a laptop with a broken hinge. I did my best to fix the hinge but it is still a little bit funky. Then, after vainly trying over and over to get Kory's spare wireless ethernet card working, we discovered that it won't operate in Linux. Kory sold that WiFi card to Monte , and I figured that was that. A laptop just isn't that useful with no internet connection.

So, today, as I walked past the dumpster next to Monte's place, I noticed a shrink-wrapped box sitting on top of the pile of wood scraps and broken windows. I fished it out and discovered that it was a regular ethernet card. That means that within a few hours I was able to get Debian reinstalled and gnome and Mozilla running. As of this moment I am typing on the laptop.

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Go towards the light

In an almost Dicksensien turn, a secret benefactor paid for my domain name. He told me not to feel guilty for renewing my domain name. Should I feel guilty for wanting to spend it on bus fare to get to my temp job? No! Vanity and pride will prevail and I will maintain jpmullan.com and all that name implies.

If you're wondering, the money was because I am hosting nightly builds (CVS snapshots) of the gallery source code. The funny part is that after I initially set up the cron job there was very little actual work on my part beyond the occasional cleanup of extra versions. Of course, I made the decision a long time ago never to be too prideful to accept a gift. Thank you, mysterious benefactor!

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