Thought I’d post a quick update seeing that’s it’s been a while.
Firstly, I am again looking for work. I’m not going to go into detail other than to say I’m extremely disappointed and will be very careful who I work for in the future. If anyone in Brisbane (or doesn’t mind a telecommuter) needs a systems architect / administrator who does some infrastructure hacking, let me know; my credentials and experience are in my LinkedIn profile (and I’m happy to send a resume to anyone requesting one :-))
I’m also considering doing some consultancy work relating to subsets of my expertise. Watch this space. Be warned, I’m probably going to be out of the price range of two-bit shops and Mickey Mouse fly-by-nighters, which is fine with me.
I’d like to get paid and work with people that take this stuff seriously; there are just too many cowboys who go into IT businesses with no experience or understanding, with the sole purpose of making big profits while paying staff / contractors peanuts (and / or hire monkeys :-P). I’ve found you get what you pay for in systems operations fields and these characters invariably give their customers sub-par service.
Secondly, updates to Fedora / CentOS are pending while the Fedora Infrastructure team sort things out. There seemed to be some major breakage (hopefully not a breach of some sort) and a lot of restoration work has been happening, but it looks like all will get sorted out. Good work there folks. Once the dust has settled I’ll be pushing out some more timely updates.