9 Feb 2002 pzb   » (Journeyer)

Old Job
I left Scyld at the end of January. I helped them get their latest version done, and a version based on Red Hat Linux 7.2 and the 2.4 kernel well underway. It was shown in New York at Linux World Expo.

New Job
I joined Ximian at the beginning of February. I managed to leave my self no vacation in between jobs, having my first day at Ximian be less than 24 hours after I left Scyld. I'm hacking on Red Carpet for a living now, and am trying to get a handle on the code base. It seems readable, but is large, given that is supports RPM, dpkg, and has a gnome front end.

As part of the new job, I moved to Boston. It was fairly easy, all told, but lining up the truck, packing, and unpacking have taken quite a bit of my free time. I still have a few boxes to unpack, and some clothes to organize, but, for the most part it went smoothly. I have not found anything missing, which is the important part. I used Movex, who I would highly recommend. They simply provide the truck, driver, and gas for the move. This was exactly what I needed. I didn't need a full service moving company to pack, load and unload my stuff, and they were fairly reasonable at about $200 per linear foot of truck space.

Everytime I move to a new city, I have to relearn basic stuff, like where the supermarket is, how to get around, etc. Thanks to the fact the I have roommates and coworkers who have lived here longer than I, I now know that Star Market is the mail supermarket chain, and Harvest Co-op in Central Square is great store with lots of good looking produce. I have been to some restraunts and bars, but haven't found a good guide to Boston nightlife yet. On the positive side, I don't need a car, as the T seems to go most anywhere I want. On the down side, the T closes at 12:30 AM everynight.

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