Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Integration testing work

My current work involves integration testing of financial market data that is processed by both UNIX and Linux servers.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Now working in financial investments

Well, it took six years to get back there, but I am back working at a large financial investments company that utilizes a lot of leading edge software. They use Linux, UNIX, Windows, and all kinds of networking tools. I get to be in near the ground floor effort to revamp their infrastructure to provide very high speed, low latency access to up to the instant access to financial market data.
I like the company and the work very much!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Downloaded DSL 1.5

This evening I downloaded DSL 1.5, which is 48 MB in size. I will give it a test run shortly.

Starting new job on Tuesday

I was hired for the job I interviewed with back on September 2. I will be starting my first day on that job this coming Tuesday.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Interviewing for longer term positions

I had an interview this past Friday with a financial investments company to do some testing of market data feed systems that provide market data for the entire company. The work may involve either UNIX or Linux systems, and it will most certainly involve writing test plans concurrent with development activities. This is right up my alley. I did some work writing test plans for super computer extensions to large scale UNIX systems several years ago, and I wrote many shell scripts to test both individual test cases and a test harness to put all the tests together into a much larger comprehensive test suite.