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Things have been busy, busy, busy in the Pacific Northwest. Work has been keeping me running. Lots of neat stuff getting done but it’s wearing me down a little bit. Not much new on the tech front. I’ve been trying to get password maintenance issues resolved. I’d really like a crossplatform method of encrypting a password database. The best I’ve found so far is KeePass. It works on Windows quite well. There’s a linux port that supposedly will compile on Mac if you have the patience to compile Qt. I don’t. Well maybe, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I also spent some time trying to keep my Dad’s network up and running. There were Exchange Server 2003 problems that led to more and more problems which led to several hours staying up late troubleshooting a remote East Coast server. Not easy, but I ended up getting it working sometime around 4:30 just as I was leaving for work. We really need to either give in to the Evil Empire and install Windows 2003 (which will work better) or just embrace our destiny and install Linux. It’s frustrating how even small companies get into such a locked mindset regarding certain features (which are specific to Exchange Server 2003). Ah well…

I just registered a new website at andrewflanagan.info. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it up and running ASAP. The concept is to use it as a CV site per the recommendation of my friend Bill. Even though I’m currently not really looking for new employment, it can never hurt to publish your CV. We’ll see how that goes.

On other fronts, I’ve been keeping up my study of German with Saturday morning classes most weeks. I’ve been getting into the grammar a bit and feel comfortable reading short children’s stories but still have a hard time speaking the language.

I’ve also been trying to work on slogging through the MCSE and MCSD books. My hope is to get my certification in both areas by the year’s end. We’ll see how that goes.

More later… I gotta hit the sack…

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