How was your rollover?
It's January 1, time for new beginnings. Believe it or not I'm applying for a job in academia, so it's time to put together my curriculum vitae. It's a fancy name for a resume. Basically, the job I want to do is the one I have been doing, with some extras (like teaching), but not in the context of a commercial software company. UserLand has been getting along fine without me since early summer. And of course I remain the major shareholder in the company, so I'm very interested, and I help out whenever I can. But if it goes as I hope it will, you'll see a gradual separation. All the stuff that I write on the Web, Scripting News, DaveNet, the specs and discussion groups will stay independent, but the software -- Radio, Manila, Frontier, etc -- that's UserLand. As I've been talking with people about this, it's been hard for them to separate me from UserLand, but that's what I want to do. I'm going to get a new job with a new title, and it's going to be quite different from being the CEO of a commercial software company. It's time to set my life in a new direction. My health, quitting smoking, my father's illness, all have given me the chance to make a big change in lifestyle. Wish me luck! And as I do this corner-turn, in the spirit of weblogs, I will document as much as I possibly can, publicly.
Jerry Garcia: "When I was in the hospital, if I’d been able to choose my death, this is the one I would have chosen, the one that has an adventure attached to it."
Business 2.0: "After creating a program that makes Linux as easy to use as Windows, Miguel de Icaza is trying to make it just as simple to produce open-source versions of thousands of new Windows applications. So why isn't Microsoft worried?"
Jenny and her friends are bound to like this story.
Penn State University is doing something with RSS.
Halley is feeling empowered today by a new concept, The Job Angel. Check it out I think she's onto something.
I just realized that we now have two Irish tech bloggers, Sean McGrath and Karlin Lillington.
Happy Birthday to Megnut, who is 31 today.
Five years ago today I wrote one of the most challenging DaveNets ever. It got lots of people talking, and to this day it gets me lots of mail.
The On This Day In feature gains a year and loses one too. The new year is the one that just ended, 2002. And 1997 isn't there anymore because there was no Scripting News on this day in 1997. On April 1, the list will fatten up, as it does every year, when 1997 reappears, and of course 2002 will still be there. That's how time works. It's very mathematical.
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