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Okay, so I've been remiss. I recently (Monday) got back from a camp near Toronto. It was an absolute blast. No, I'm not going to recount things here, if only because it'll take too long. Send me a line and I'll tell you :)

Work is going slowly, although it looks like I'll be doing a bit of off-shift work (probably shift 2). Stuff is getting ready to ship and they need coders on hand to fix bad stuff if testing finds it.

HUNGRY! I worked through lunch by accident. Busy coding. *sigh* Who would have thought that I'd end up dedicating myself to a _job_. Oh, well. *eats hotdogs*

Whee! The boss took us out for drinks today. Quite cool. And I'm finally making some progress on the task they assigned me a week ago. Takes a while to understand this stuff...


Work today -- I learned all about how J2 works. *ugh* Talk about complex system...

I've also had a blast playing on FiranMUX (see below). I'm starting to get the hang of this role-playing thing. :)

No work again - network outage. *sigh* I'll never get fclear() implemented at this rate.

Saw the Princess Diaries the other day. That was fantastic! The summer's just been so full of wonderful movies!

Work today was a total waste of time. Network was out all day, we played games (frisbee, board games). Finally went home around 3:30. *sigh*

I've been introduced to this wonderful new online world called FiranMUX. Fantastic stuff, lots of roleplaying opportunity! Loving every minute of it :)

Whee! Day off! Sleep in... go grocery shopping :)

More work today -- some of that code is rather hairy to go through... *sigh* Why can't people do more design before plunging into coding frenzies?

Bills, bills, bills...

So it looks like I'm going to summer camp later this month. Woo! Work has finally started, _and_ I got my first paycheck today. Fun fun fun :) I can pay rent now.

Bah! I had to reinstall my workstation today -- what a pain. So I didn't get much work done. I did go to the little mini-class on "code dropping". It surprised me a bit -- apparently IBM is still using quite old technology. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." They are, however, finally re-evaluating their software design strategy. I've arrived at a good time, apparently. I talked with the main guy for design process, and he was quite receptive to my ideas. :) :)

Meanwhile, life goes on. I might actually be going to a summer camp in August. I need to remember to ask my boss about it though. I forgot to ask him today. I'm sure it won't be a problem, but you can't be too careful.

I also found out that I don't get my first paycheck until 3/14. *sigh* Money is evil, I swear it.

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