Tag Archives: Software

New Job!

Looks like I have a new job in Melbourne! I start on the 2nd of January at Stock Software.. They are a small contracting / consultancy type place, and it sounds like I’ll be working on some cool J2EE stuff as well as some Ruby on Rails, which I should have some fun learning. Windows based desktops though.. I might end up having to use…… Vista.. Ergh.

I should be heading over just after Christmas, so there’s a little bit of time for me to get myself all packed and organised. I’ll probably typically leave everything until the last minute πŸ™‚

Got a new Nokia N95, mainly for the GPS feature so I don’t get too lost… Oh how I do like the new toys πŸ™‚

Going to see Muse tomorrow night, that should be awesome.

An update Redux, Electric Boogaloo

Ok, neglected things here for a while….

Holidays photos are here. I had an awesome time on holiday, did a bunch of cool things, like sailing a catamaran, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Damn, that was just too awesome. Also got to see a bit of what Australia is like, and has cemented in my mind, that I need to move over there (Melbourne specifically) to live.

Relatedly, everyone is leaving Chrischurch. Two of my friends are about to go to Auckland, one is  off to Melbourne herself on, um Monday, One has pretty much decided to shift to Wellington at the end of the year, another thinking about Dunedin, one is considering study in the US, my flatmates want to travel through Europe soon. ABANDON SHIP, LAST PERSON OUT PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS!

Just had a very stressful day, where things were very uncertain about my work situation, and it was looking like I was going to be unemployed just as I need to be saving money for the move to Oz.. but thankfully it looks like things have worked out perfectly, and I’ll be finishing up at my current place just as I’m looking to move. *whew*

Having hardware troubles with my PC. Very inconvenient timing. Decided that the motherboard is toast, which means a big upgrade in the pipeline as I can’t get a replacement part πŸ™ Not a welcome expense, but I’ll take the new machine over to Oz instead of building a new one over there. Swings and roundabouts I suppose.

Also the app I’ve built isn’t fast enough. I expect it will handle a large concurrent client load, but the individual request/response time is too long. Had a play with a profiling tool for the first time. Kind of cool. Decided that lookups/calls to EJBs, even “local” ones is really damn expensive and probably isn’t helping things. Hmm

Nasty haxors

Well it seems I’m back on the air after some nasty haxors (probably script kiddies) managed to root the box πŸ™ Prime suspect #1 is somebody’s insecure PHP code (not mine, of course πŸ˜‰ ). It’s times like this that really cements my recently found hatred for PHP. I’m thinking if I need to do any new sites that aren’t big enough to warrant Java, then I’ll have to look into something else. Python? Ruby? Hmm, there’s always too much new stuff to learn in this line of business….

On interweb trends

It seems that not only do I have a blog now, but I find myself being increasingly suck(er)ed into these social networking sites. I now find I have a bebo, am on oldfriends.co.nz a dreaded myspace, and now also a facebook.

So far, facebook has the least offensive user interface.  So much time-wasting, but it seems like good distraction from the JAAS security problems I’m having with JBoss right now πŸ™‚