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There's something about talking in front of people that gets me up and giddy. I seem to be most fulfilled when I share the knowledge with others. It feels like I was meant to do this. But then I also have this passion for programming -- which I barely consider a job any more than I consider eating a necessity. I just somehow need to get these two things together -- talking in front of people and programming.

The love life is so alive, I've wondered why it never felt like this before -- EVER. It's like my notion of love has completely changed, thanks to Yannie. I've never thought love could ever feel so good. I really feel so blessed by having Yannie in my life. For this, I am eternally grateful to the Lord. :D

The past few days has been filled with oh so many opportunities and possibilities that I feel so very much valued and needed. I am very very thankful to Calen and Butch for having confidence in me and my skills -- which helps me have confidence in myself. Sometimes it takes others to show you how valued you are, and that not all bosses need to take advantage and exploit the employees for a business to prosper. Sometimes, business is more about keeping and nurturing relationships with both clients/customers and employees. I just hope people learn this if not anything else when doing business with people.

If other people value you more, why then keep devaluating yourself?

CHill...

P.S. I know I am a hot blooded young man, but I have got to draw the line -- seeing ladies in an open source conference is rare enough, it's just outrageous seeing ladies SPONSORED BY MICROSOFT in a LinuxWorld Conference. It's not that I don't appreciate the ladies, but what I don't appreciate is the fact that the very establishment open source software is against (which is proprietary closed-source software) is being represented in a conference meant to celebrate the free/open source movement. There has got to be something done about this. But like they say, money feeds the hungry, and make them hungrier for more. This has got to stop.

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