The Weekly Roundup #1

My first full week in San Diego! It was lots of things, but most of all, it was normal. I don’t think this is a bad thing by any stretch, in fact I find it reassuring that after picking up my life and shaking the dust out of it, I’m able to feel comfortable enough …

Ants in the pants

Ants in the pants? ANTS IN THE PANTS?! YOU SONOFABITCH! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO GET ME THE RED MEGAMAN YOU CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP I HATE YOU! -Cartman (Damien, 1998) My very first exposure to SouthPark so many years ago was this episode; Damien the son of Satan comes to earth to herald he arrival …

I think therefore..

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles DuBois This quote holds a pretty deep meaning for me. I came across it late last summer when I started to get antsy with life in Mobile. It made me think long …

I like pie!

That is some tasty, tasty pie you see there: apple pie ala mode with caramel sauce. Today was a pretty good day so I decided to celebrate a bit with room service. I’m up in LA for a few days getting to meet the development teams I’ll be working with and trying to absorb all …

The dynamics of modern IT

I was linked this article by a longtime friend who works at Microsoft. I read through a few times and found myself agreeing with much of it. I think it’s decent set of guidelines on how to lead technical people, but I think it completely missed the contrast between working for a company that has …

Dude where’s my truck?

This is what I get for going with a discount shipper I guess. It was originally scheduled to be picked up Tuesday before I left. I spoke to Frank when it was finally scheduled for pickup on Wednesday after I left. No go. I get a call from the driver (Jim) Thursday morning at 6am …

I almost miss Walmart

I never thought I’d miss Walmart much less admit to it if I did. That’s why the descriptor “almost” is up there. There are no superstores (Walmart or Target) of any kind around San Diego; legend has it that a specific city ordinance was passed to prevent stores over a specific square footage from selling …

Whoops

As I sit here in a dark empty apartment I find myself wishing that I had more lead time on the move. It retrospect, it probably woulda been better to pack/ship everything a week early and meet it here instead of being here a week before my stuff. Oh well. It’s pretty much camping with …