Archive for the ‘summer 08’ Category

Happy Birthday to me…

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Last year about this time I pondered on this quote thinking I was turning 25—this year I really am turning 25. Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved ...

The Job

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I've never felt like this about a job. I'm confused, frustrated, and my head hurts from banging against the brick wall of our build system... and yet I'm having a blast. Not just with the work (there was plenty of cool work at Amazon over the year I was there) ...

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 ...

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 ...