Category Archives: Life

General stuff about life

First Day

Well, I’m sitting at my desk on the first day of my new gig. This is definitely the biggest company I’ve ever worked for, and the red tape is everything I expected and more. I’m lucky that I even have web access (I didn’t until about 3:00 when I found out a way around the proxy…thanks Firefox!). I can’t install any dev tools or do any development on my machine either. The IT folks negleted to give me admin access to the Windoze box that I have to use, and I’m currently waiting for that to be resolved.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad. The good news is, I have a much better idea about what I’m going to be doing, and I think it’s going to be fun. The guys I’m working with are also pretty cool, so that kind of overshadows the big corporation stuff. I’m just anxious to get coding, and the red tape is frustrating. Oh, watching a storm roll in from my downtown window is also pretty cool. You’ll forgive my excitement as I haven’t had a window in my office in quite a while. :)

Anyway, more to come about the new job and the new living arrangements later. I’ll also be posting about my experience developing a new Spring web app from scratch (my current personal project). All I’ll say now is that the experience is very rewarding, and the Spring framework positively rocks!

Now That’s Just Pitiful

Well, the one post about the EMF detector is pretty pitiful, so I felt I had to post something else. I’m just getting started with the blog thing (for the 3rd time), so bear with me here. I’m looking at getting my del.icio.us links in the sidebar here becuase I seem to update them more often. Anyway, I’m off to find a birthday present for Christy, God help me. Maybe I’ll bring you along, since I can post pictures and stuff from my Treo now. Word!