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More things today. Saw cadiolas’ presentation for his 440 project at the
school, a java installer called BIAS which was quite cool. Good job! I hit
this on the way out to the Burnaby PD to see Cat, who works there as a computer
guy, who introduced me around to some of the members, as I wanted to talk to
people who could tell me what it was like to be a cop. I talked a lot to BJ and
Ben, who have both been there for 20+ years, and wouldn’t change anything for
the world. A shining endorsement to be sure. They were both really nice guys
who seemed to have their heads on straight, and asked me almost as many
questions as I asked them.

After a couple of hours of chatting and touring, and getting a bit of a better
handle on how the recruitment procedure goes, and what things are like period, I
mentioned that this is all nice and good, but it’d be nice to talk to someone
who is a more recent member, and who can tell me what training is like now. The
dude (Andy, the watch officer and guy in charge of shit that happens) said that
he could hook me up with a ride along with someone by the name of Scudd, who was
relatively new (a couple of years). So tomorrow evening (you get fast turn around
when you know people there I guess) I get to ride around with someone and find
out what it’s really like (and more importantly, what training is like,
and get a view of it all from someone who hasn’t hasn’t had 25 years to love
their job šŸ™‚

Ok, enough of that, I’m sure I’m scaring the crap out of my mom šŸ™‚ My thing is
when I get something into my head I have to research the crap out of it until I
know everything, and I’ve been that way forever šŸ™‚ Just think of it as me going
on a wild tangent that nothing will ever come of k? šŸ™‚

I’m currently setting up a GenToo linux
system. It’s attraction is that it downloads all it’s sources and compiles
everythign specifically for the computer you’re using it on, so theoretically
you’ve got a bit of a speed/efficiency increase. It’s chugging away compiling
and installing things, so I’ll just let it go. I was thinking of setting up a
*BSD system, but once it’s installed, it’s
really just another UNIX, and I know unix. The spare box is only partially
mine, so I may turn it into a Novell server
or windows programming workstation or something that will help me learn more to
make my resume look more attractive.

I think I’ll slack on the gym tomorrow…. I’ve been going every day or ever
second day for the last couple of weeks, and feeling good about it. Well,
feeling “good” is a bit of a misnomer, as my left shoulder is in a bit of pain
right now. Maybe I’ll go for a run tomorrow though, I think there’s going to be
good weather tomorrow. Course, I may not šŸ™‚