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2005 Apr 18

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The weekend was pretty fun. </a></a>krolain and </a></a>pissy_badger dropped by for movies, chat and drinks. And all were had in sufficient abundance. A most enjoyable time.

Today was the first day of the new job. It's a Java developer job, doing some maintenance and minor enhancements for a workforce management software company. A bit of a busy day, meeting people I barely remember, getting introduced around. And getting some semblance of a useful environment on the puter set up. I'm not sure about that.

Given the audience/market, and considering that I'm starting off doing maintenance behaviour, I'm going to be restricted to Win-splat for at least a while due to needing to primarily support IE. That's not so bad, I guess. I mean, I've already put Firefox and Cygwin on the box for a more rational environment. Can't do much about "LookOut!", though. Unless I can find an IMAP/POP relay inside the LAN.

It's the rather cheap monitor, keyboard and mouse that could prove more annoying. We shall see.

The company is pretty big on supporting additional activities, such as charities and sports teams and the like. It seems like a decent place to work, and I'm not overwhelmed yet.

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From:berner
Date:2005 Apr 19 - 23:05 (UTC)
Congrats!

I was starting to worry about your job situation and it's a releif to see that you're back in the job market.

It probably won't take much of the year to get caught back up to where you were before you lost the contract last year, so kudos to you and good luck with the new one.
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From:unayok
Date:2005 Apr 19 - 23:48 (UTC)
We'll have to see how it works out. I have some considerable holes to dig myself out of. Not easy keeping a household going for almost a year with no significant income.

Juggling.

This will definitely help. Though it's not nearly so lucrative as the contract work.

unay