Well, I have been silent for nearly a week. It has been one of those busy Linux geeky weeks. Yeah, this is going to be another geeky posting in Saigon 🙂
It started off with an interview at VietnamWorks.com for the CTO position (which has changed to a different position focusing on business processes). I will need to write out a project proposal for this position. IT guys tend to be good at business processes since a business, believe it or not, sort of runs like a computer or information system 🙂
A couple days later I had an informal meeting with the newly formed Vietnam Professional Linux Users Group (ViPLUG). ViPLUG will be supported and sponsored by the Saigon Linux Group, GHP Far East Co., and SaigonICT. Our first meeting will be on August 18, 2007, in Ho Chi Minh City. The meeting went well.
Before I came to the meeting, I designed (on paper) a prototype Web 2.0/3.0 human resource information system. Now just need to find some funding to actually design the product 🙂
Tony and I installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on my notebook. I had installed Fedora Core 7 the night before but I had many problems with it on my Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad T60. KDENetworkManager would not work in both the LiveCD and DVD install. I will re-install it later when Red Hat releases their Global Desktop later this year.
Since SLED does not come with the codecs and libraries to play mp3s or DVDs, I had to download them from other repositories. It took forever due to the slow bandwidth this week. As of one hour ago, I can play mp3s, wavs, and DVD file formats now with SLED. Other than that, I am quite happy with SLED. The volume buttons work correctly for once. No more increase/decrease 7% as with the other Linux operating systems.
Well, got to get ready for some soft crabs tonight…