Monday, 3 September 2007

5 years ago

I found this e-mail in my Inbox today.


Dear Bastien Nocera,

Commitment is a core value at Red Hat because our success depends on dedicated individuals. We would like to thank you for your expression of commitment in achieving 5 years of loyal service. Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your Red Hat career.

Thank you

When I was 16-17, I wanted to work with Linux, and Red Hat was the Linux company, and it still is. And I'm glad I spent 4 years working for the support organisation, I learnt a lot, even though I'm still nodding my way through when Bryn or Jose explain some intricate device-mapper or PAM stuff they've been working on. I don't think I'm done learning.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still remember when you made me work on a ticket during my interview and nodded happily when I wrote Red Hat and not RedHat or Redhat :-) Congrats for your 5 years, old boy, you're a colleague I respect a lot!

-- ezio

le kebab masqué said...

Joyeuux anniversaire, Joyeux anniversaire, Joyeux anniversaiiiiire, Bastien...

Joyeux anniversaiiiire.

Anonymous said...

PAM? You're one of those mythical PAM hackers? That's one system that should be revamped already.. I would almost like to hear on your views on that, as
- Why on earth shouldn't I set group on pam module
- Why on earth are there overlapping access control methods splattered all over my system? I got iptables, apparmor, and pam doing exactly the same thing. Wtf is this 80s crap :o

hadess said...

Thanks Ezio. I'm always amazed you think so highly of me. It's a great compliment coming from you :)

Kebab masqué, we recognised you already. Do they still put chips in the kebabs in Paris?

Anonymous, I'm not a PAM hacker, I actually hate it. Ask Jose instead.

Lucas Rocha said...

5 years in a company is quite a long time! Congratulations dude!