Tuesday, July 31, 2007

ChiCon 07

Hey All,

A group of us Chicago Free and Open Source software enthusiasts are planning on setting up conference in Chicago to showcase Free and Open Source software. This conference is different from flourish as this is not to showcase it in business but instead on the desktop and for fellow enthusiast.

If this sound like fun to you or you have some great ideas that you would like to share with us, join us in #chicon on irc.freenode.net.

The first date thrown around is sometime in November.

UPDATE: Fixed my grammer, I really should wait 5 minutes before I proofread my post.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Time Has Come For Me To Go Job Hunting

So I am currently looking for a job. I just graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology this past spring with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. The main experience I have is as a System Administrator, I have been doing this for the past 2 years. I have setup and maintained both Windows and Linux servers. I also have programming experience in Python, Java and C# this is mainly from academic and personal projects. Along with Python I also have some experience with TurboGears from academic and personal projects. Besides work and academic experience, I have gained a great amount of knowledge about packaging and building software from working with the Foresight Linux project. For this project I help out with packaging and maintaining software along with quality assurance testing. So if anybody reading this post has an opening for a job please contact me via email at kharriss_at_gmail.com and my resume can be found here.

Monday, July 09, 2007

I may be more evolved, but I am still a klutz.

So on Sunday morning I was going to take my brother and his friend to the dinner right around the corner and right as I hit my front stairs, BOOM. I slipped and fell down 5 stairs and did a face plant, aka hit my face on the concrete, on the sidewalk. Here is a picture of the results.


Friday, July 06, 2007

I am more evolved than you!!

On Sunday night I had gallbladder pain so I went to the emergency room, it turn out that my gallstones had moved and decided to demand that my gallbladder be removed now. We were planning on doing this next week but my body decided to jump the gun. So now I am out of the hospital with one less unneeded body part, my gallbladder, hence more evolved. The stent they put in before to keep the ducts from being blocked by stones got lost in my bile duct so I still have to have surgery to get that removed. The can be done as an outpatient so its not a huge deal.

I really want to thank everybody for their concerns and messages via SMS and Twitter. Luckily twitter gave me something to do while I was in the hospital waiting on doctors. If you want to be my friend on twitter here is my page.

UPDATE: Fixed typos, I blame those on the pain meds.