Archive for May, 2008

Slow summer… thus far

Friday, May 30th, 2008

As indicated it's been a slow summer... work hasn't really picked up yet though I'm about to get started on my project which will inevitably make like a bit more stressful. As usual, I'm already buried in problems with the build system (not sure but this kind of stuff ...

Android competition results

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Effective use of the Android platform: In the top 25% of all submitted applications Polish: In the top 25% of all submitted applications Indispensability: In the 25th to 50th percentile of all submitted applications Originality: In the top 25% of all submitted applications Overall: In the top 25% of all submitted applications Okay, so we ...

Reflections on the onboarding experience

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I've been through three first weeks with various companies (Proficient, Amazon, and now VMware) so the experience of joining a new workplace has become somewhat old hat[0]. I've found, in my vast experience[1], that the first week (or so) does a lot to set the tone of my tenure ...

Stranded in Palo Alto

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The actual travel bit is over and I'm pretty much settled into my new apartment. I'm at a weird stage where I have a lot to do but not really any way to do any of it so I'm just kind of sitting around and waiting (which is the ...

More mixed messages from life

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

It seems like the closer to the real wold I become the less black and white things are... which makes a lot of sense in retrospect and I'm not sure why I didn't expect it. I didn't, however, so these times where I'm simultaneously at a high and low ...