Archive for the ‘vmware’ Category

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 ...

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 ...