Dead plans, cool stuff, new packages, life itself...

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 11/06/2004 - 10:12
Well, I am pissed to inform you all that two projects that had me quite happy have gone astray. About the work I got for ~6 weeks for people related to Telmex: Telmex is not directly hiring anymore, they only hire via Manpower. The bastards at Manpower asked me for so many stupid papers that it would have taken me a full week of bureaucracy to satisfy them, then some extra days to wait for the final approval... So I would only have this job for, say, two weeks of November (one of which I won't be available for and December (half of which is vacations and nobody would be there to work with)... So I decided not to take it. Goodbye, money. Then, [friend]Roberto[/friend] notified me that the people in Tijuana I was supposed to work with next week were having some internal restructurization (does that word exist), so my job there is in the limbo... I hope it gets solved before I start working at IIEc/UNAM, starting on January, or I'll have to kiss goodbye another nice bunch of money which I really need right now :-/ But life is good: At least I now have a definitive _yes_ for IIEc and a start date. I am happy.
Simon Law was complaining about the plumbing at his toilet... This made me remember I still have to get someone to install the tiles we purchased for my house, about 70 meters of tiles will be replaced (50 year old tiles look _really_ sorry by now). Our new tiles have been sitting at the kitchen (which is fortunately large enough) for over one month, so I have grown used to them...
Wow... The Debian QA team has been quite busy! This week they found close to 100 packages whose maintainer was MIA - Among them, many Perl modules. Being I part of the pkg-perl group, I am looking into some 15 of them... Expect me to adopt at least five, probably more.
My friend David from the CabrasLocas UPN team wrote a blog entry about Guido van Robot, a Pythonesque version of the great _Karel the Robot_ I learnt programming basics with in a C64 about 18 years ago... Sweet! :-D He started a translation of GvR (language, interface and documentation) to Spanish. I really suck at Python, although I have to admit it is quite a nice language, so I am not volunteering. Would someone be interested in packaging it? It would make a good addition to Debian-Jr!
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