Don Marti

Tue 16 Aug 2005 06:48:44 PM PDT

New job for me

If you had asked me if I would be willing to leave Linux Journal and go back to working at an IT company, I would have said, "only if it's a smart company that's solving an important problem in a way that really benefits customers."

Anyway, I found such a company. I think this place is capable of doing for system administrators what garbage collection did for programmers. That sounds big, I know. But there's a big conflict between something you can do to really improve functionality and security and what you end up having to do, and smoothing out even a little of that conflict is going to make lots of people really happy and create huge amounts of value.

Anyway, it's a good idea for someone else to take over editing Linux Journal to give it a fresh point of view. I'm looking forward to reading the Kevin Bedell issues, which should be starting right after we get finished with this really cool issue featuring a Linux-powered (something cool).

I just took about 15% of the amount I want to spend on rebuilding my desktop Linux box and spent it filling up the gas tank of the VW. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll be putting more miles on it. Sorry about the extra traffic, folks.