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May. 12th, 2007 07:45 pm
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Last weekend, I got my residency permit turned down, which, to make a long story short, means that we'll be heading back to Canada. Seems like I was misdirected by the Consulat de France in Montreal, and from what I hear, it seems to be something they've done a few times ([livejournal.com profile] azrhey worked in a place here where they hire a lot of foreigners, due to language skills).

So, it looks like I'm going to be looking for a job back in Montreal.

My weapons of choice are C++ and Perl, but being a Unix/Linux hacker, of course, I am not limited to those, they're just the ones I'm most deadly with. I am comfortable with meta-programming (mostly, but not limited to that of C++ templates), continuations/coroutines, closures, multithreading, as well as event-driven state machines. I am quite effective at code refactoring, particularly in strongly typed languages, where I can use the typing system to my advantage.

I am deeply intimate with Unix/Linux, mainly in the area of network programming (sockets, networking protocols, other forms of IPC). On Linux, I am quite familiar with a number of the high-performance APIs. I have a deep knowledge of the HTTP protocol (and some of its derivatives). I have experience writing Apache modules. I know the difference between bandwidth and latency (and wish more people did too). I have some experience with developing distributed software. I have a higher-than-average knowledge of ELF and Mach-O binary formats, particularly of how symbol resolution works. I know a good deal about component software (dynamically loading modules, for example), and ABI stability issues. While I am not a master at it, I have some Linux kernel development experience as well. I know what make is doing, and why.

Finally, I also have some experience doing project and release management, where I feel I did a pretty good job, and would certainly like to do more of it. I am familiar with the free and open source software community, belonging to a number of projects, including some that were part of my work.

Date: 2007-05-12 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] photogeek-mtl.livejournal.com
I think my company is hiring programmer types. I'll mail you details separately - hopefully the email addy I have for you is up-to-date. If you *don't* get an email from me, let me know here...

Date: 2007-05-12 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrbabe.livejournal.com
heh, i was going to point this post to you this evening but i see you're here already :)

Date: 2007-05-12 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taxlady.livejournal.com
Oh my.

How long can you stay?

I'm both pleased for me and dismayed for you. Good luck with the job hunt.

Date: 2007-05-13 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pphaneuf.livejournal.com
My visa expires on June 5th, and then I fall back on the more or less automatic 90 days tourist visa (so I won't be allowed to work). Since the apartment here is pretty expensive, and the moving business isn't cheap, I'll be trying to leave as soon as possible...

Date: 2007-05-13 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/hub_/
"La France n'est pas un pays d'immigration"

I don't invent that one, that's what they said on the phone at that consulate when I went to pick up my bushistan-compatible passport last January. I was just in the same office as that person saying that on the phone.

Date: 2007-05-18 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebabynancy.livejournal.com
at least pion speaks the language and is the right background... according to the new supreme ruler of france that doesn't matter though. all doors closed... regardless of french language skills. I guess Quebec cannot go home... at least Chirac in the last referendum said that they could... kinda. *giggle*

Date: 2007-05-13 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlintheclouds.livejournal.com
i'll be in montreal up til june 17th. it'd be awesome to see you again....

Date: 2007-05-13 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pphaneuf.livejournal.com
Well, I won't be back that quickly! My work permit is still good until June 5th, and I have to do another move...

Linux Job

Date: 2007-05-14 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plautus.livejournal.com
My company has positions open in Linux programming and support. The support is more like sys-admin kind of stuff but for many many clients remotely. There is also room in deployment I think.

If you want a Linux job, my company is despera... er... really wants you.

I don't have your e-mail but just e-mail Fuzzyila and I'll get back to you with the info.

Re: Linux Job

Date: 2007-05-14 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pphaneuf.livejournal.com
Hehe! You can find my email in my LiveJournal profile, actually, thanks in advance!

Date: 2007-05-18 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebabynancy.livejournal.com
it's a good news/bad news situation. am I sad you have to leave the land of wine, cheese, and escargot? no. am I happy you will be within swatting distance? aye. *snicker* fate is a tricky bitch! that's what I sum it up as... you were meant to have a limited experience abroad. unless you favour getting hitched and refining your portuguese... *snicker*

you've been gone long enough, IMNSHO. *pokes voodoo doll in the ribs*

Date: 2007-05-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pphaneuf.livejournal.com
OW! What's with all the poking?!?

Date: 2007-05-18 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebabynancy.livejournal.com
lock of phaneuf hair, popsicle sticks, and piece of pants... instant phaneuf voodoo doll! I should sell these on ebay...

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