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Name: John-Mark Gurney
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Committer to FreeBSD since February 1997. Various work from writing man pages to userland improvements to kernel hacking. Some of John-Mark's FreeBSD Work.

Various libraries written and freely available on John-Mark's Programmers Corner.

Hopefully someone will see this, Feedback can be sent to: John-Mark Gurney <>. I personally don't have my browser set up to send mail, so a simple feeback link w/o the real email addy makes it difficult to send feedback.


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I haven't been here for a while, and my CTO sent me a posting to an article about virtualization here. So I checked out my profile and realized my email address was no longer correct. Doubt anybody needed to send me any email though.

VeriSign sucks. Due to their recent decision to add a wildcard address to the .com and .net domains, I have decided that I can no longer trust them. This means that the certs that come with my browsers are a liability instead of an asset. I have now removed VeriSign Certificates from my browser and will now bug various business to have there certificate signed by another source. So far I will need to contact Bank of America and SprintPCS.

Yeh, I know it's been a long time that I've written a diary entry, but things have been a bit interesting in my life. I don't even have the excuse of not enough time since I was unemployed most of last year (almost 8 months), and am again unemployed this year.

First, it's been a yera and a half since my last confession^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hentry. The big changes in my life is that I've visited my girl friend in Thailand three times, and have now asked her to marry me. So, at the begining of Feburary, I'm going to be heading back to Chiang Mai, Thailand to get married. I am very happy about this. It'll be good to finally get things worked out, but I'm dreading handling all the visa work the US Government requires. It's a headache.

Second, as everyone knows, SBC Pacbell sucks. I tried to order DSL from which resells/provides Pacbell DSL service. The line was suppose to be installed on Dec 12th. No dice. I talked with Pachell on Monday (the 16th) and find out that they hadn't even hooked up my line (they didn't recieve any readings on my line). The night I ask my girl friend to marry me, so I realize that I don't need DSL if I'm going to be moving in a month and a half. I call up to cancle my order on the 17th. Pachell decides to wait a week and not cancle the service till the 24th, and tries to charge me for a week and a half of no service. I just filed my complaint today, so we'll see if I get my money back. Don't they know that simply maintaining the network doesn't make them God? If you run a business you have to provide service.

Third, as alluded to above, I'll be back in the job market , looking for either work I can do remotely, or for when I get back from Thailand, probably around May.

Hmm, that's all for now, just ignore me, might be a while again before I post.

Oh, did you know that CNN has redefied that 1 kilogram is equal to .45 pounds instead of the normal 1 kilogram is 2.2 pounds? Check out the article 32 years since a 'giant leap for mankind' where it says:

Six missions brought back valuable data and about 400 kilograms -- 181.8 pounds -- of lunar soil and rock.

When will we learn basic math?

SourceForge is anoying. I submitted a request for a project, and had it promptly rejected (like 2-4 hours after I requested it). They give you no reason why they reject it. If you want to know why they rejected it, you have to submit a support request. It's been two days since I submitted my support request and haven't heard back from them yet. I hadn't requested a project before and didn't really want to because they only have a web interface (not that I expect them to have another interface). So, I'll probably just keep going how I am with my "little" libraries that I've done.

Also, it seems strange that a project like mine would get rejected when there are so many projects that have existed for a while but yet to contain any content. It's anoying searching for a project on SourceForge because you'll think you have this project that you can use, but then find out that it has exist for the past year, but there hasn't been anything done with it.

Oh well.

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