Motif No. 1

Glob Patterns

Some time in 2016 or 2017, I needed a way to match file paths with glob patterns. The trick was that it had to work in a filter driver running in the Windows kernel. There weren’t a lot of ready-to-use libraries that were kernel-ready. In fact I couldn’t find any, so I wrote my own.

Layoffs at F5

In April 2023, I was laid of from F5, Inc.. It was a significant layoff of about 9% of the workforce, or 623 employees, worldwide. Given that the economy, at least here in the United States, doesn’t seem all that bad, I was surprised to see so many good engineers, product managers, sales people, and others let go.