it seems i forgot to copy over my 'about' page from my old MT based blog, so here's a reasonable recreation of it.
my name's garrett rooney. i'm a programmer, currently employed working on real time news feeds for a company that makes software for wall street. i live in stamford CT, and before this i went to school at RPI in beautiful troy new york. at RPI i spent three years as a mechanical engineering major, before i saw the light and changed my major to computer science. i figured since i was spending so much of my time playing with my computer anyway, i might as well try to get a job that would pay me to do it.
in my spare time i've hacked on a variety of open source projects, from mono, an open source reimplementation of the CLR, to freebsd, my unix operating system of choice, and darwinports, a package management system for mac os x.
most of my recreational hacking lately has been focused on the subversion version control system, which any day now will be replacing CVS as the version control system of choice for open source projects everywhere. well, it will as soon as we finish it anyway, stay tuned ;-)
this weblog is maintained via blosxom, a really cool weblog tool written by rael dornfest. i recomend you check it out if you're looking at setting up your own weblog, but if you find it doesn't meet your needs, you might want to try movable type, which i used previously, and was quite pleased with.
i serve these pages off a virtual freebsd server i got from johncompanies, who despite having a
reasonably lame name for their company, are exceptionally cool people. they even give a discount to open source developers, and even if you don't qualify their prices are quite reasonable, so if you're looking for an easy way to host a website, want full control (root access), and don't want to bother putting an actual machine into colocation somewhere, check them out.
all the content i post on this weblog is under a creative commons attribution required license. basically, you can do what you want with it, as long as you give me credit.