I don't know if I can create a node any more. It's been months since my last node. I mean, I looked around a little bit, and most things seem the same. But that's really not important.

Not a lot has happened since I actually spent some time here. A bunch of nodes cooled and a few nuked. I'm still unemployed, watching more than my share of Behind the Musics on my girlfriend's cable. I don't know why this really matters, or if anyone cares.

I have applied at dozens of places, from Perkins to Microsoft to Red Hat. Nothing. A half-dozen postcards telling me that, while my qualifications are impressive, I really don't have any place to be employed. Ever.

Time doesn't mean a lot when you're unemployed.

I'm trying not to whine.

I'm trying to keep my cool, e-mailing old buddies from college. I can't believe I graduated. You buy into that American Dream that says if you go to college, you get a good job. It doesn't work. How do you find a job? I don't know. I feel really powerless, I guess is the right word.

I guess.