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24 Sep 2000 (updated 24 Sep 2000 at 04:17 UTC) »

Threw a little food party this evening. Everything went quite well, and was very pleasant. I cooked up some beef stroganof and coush-coush, and baked a couple of pies. It's nice to have a little break like that every now and then.

The job has been up and down lately. I recently took a supervisor job of Kiva's technical support department. The pro's consist of being involved in elevated projects, in charge of training new employees, more exposure to the rest of the people in the company, and coworkers coming to me for questions. The downfalls are pretty substantial, though. I find I'm involved in the beurocracy way too much now, where as before I was sheilded from it. I think jlf says it best: "I want to get shit done at work with as little bullshit as possible." How right you are.

I thought about picking up another tech job that I can do in the evenings. Since I'm working days now at the supervisor, I have a lot of spare time that I could be using for useful things, like cleaning my house. But I don't want to. For some random, odd reason I'm only motivated at work. But I figure, "Hey, might as well make a little more money instead of sitting on my ass all night."

I don't think I would even bother if I had a shot at a sys job at Kiva in the near future, but with cdent leaving, they don't have time to spare for training someone. At least that's my inference of the official word I was given. Time will tell.

21 Sep 2000 (updated 21 Sep 2000 at 15:44 UTC) »

Last night was one of my first true all night coding sessions. I was relatively pleased with my progress. I was able to implement some argument passing, which wasn't nearly as hard as I remembered from C++.

I've been brainstorming some ideas for DHCPReg as well. I looked over some of that last night (thanks for posting it Suso!) and have a couple of things I think I'll suggest, just as soon as I figure out how to put 'em in with the least amount of trouble. This could be my first contribution to free software! Maybe that'll help me get my foot in the door. :)

I'm often amazed at how much you can learn about a person by studying them in different environments. I'm used to seeing most of my coworkers in the office environment, and that makes them seem very one-dimentional. Then I get to see them in stress-free surroundings, where they can actually be themselves, and they are nothing like I've come to know them in a year.

But then again, I'm often amazed that my dog still craps on the floor. Maybe I'm just over analyzing...

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