Wow, I'm a Journeyman! Thanks, Skud.
I've been out in California for just under four days now.
I've had some incredible sushi, ate wonderful sandwiches,
saw incredible views, and enjoyed more intellectual
stimulation than I had in the past few months (Usenix
excluded). I'm having a great time. However, it does suck
being so far away from my wife and son. *sigh*
Also, finding a place to live really
sucks. Even though everyone tried to tell me, I
wouldn't listen. The housing market is just fucking
insane! I've got a couple of prospects and just have to
wait for my wife to call me back so we can talk about
Tonight is TNICNAZ, a bunch of Crackmonkey folks
getting together and drinking beer. Should be an
interesting experience. At least it will give me a chance
to drive into the city which should be cool.
So everyone disses on Frys, but my first experience there
wasn't the horror story I was expecting. Some co-workers
and I went there to get a hard drive. The problem came when
we attempted to find the 45 Gig hard drive that was
advertised for $185. We got what appeared to be the correct
box and proceeded to the checkout area. Turns out the drive
we got, while similair in size and from the same
manufacturer, was not the same drive. It took 10 minutes or
so to get the problem corrected and get the right drive for
the right price. All in all, not too bad an experience.
Didn't go smoothly, but I also wasn't escorted out the door
by a manager asking me politely to stop yelling about the
violence inherent in the system.
Now I'm off to delve into Solaris packaging to package some
components for installation on our systems.