April 20th, 2005


Ok, maybe I have been doing this stuff for way too long...

After seeing Camstone's entry, I decided to take the test myself. The results scared me considerably.

My computer geek score is greater than 98% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

A good chunk of the test involves being, as they would say, "old-school", especially if you're old enough to remember Pong, the C-64, and how to read ASCII from raw hex. (Haven't done that in aeons, didn't think I still could).
kung fu

Unemployment Ends, 3-31-05

I didn't get a chance to post about this earlier, but about three weeks ago I started my new job, thanks to a referral from Kai (Keepiru). Thanks to him, I'm getting back in the saddle after being unemployed for two months.

Actually unemployment was a helluva lot more fun than I was expecting. Especially getting to wear spandex full-time.

Also, I got to collect unemployment for the first time in my life, and while it wasn't a whole lot of money, hey, I figure I've been paying into the system for 14 years now, I might as well get something back from it. Working at totallywacknetworkingstartup.com for the last year and a half really took a lot out of me, and it was great to recharge, pay back the sleep debt, sort out things in my life and retool. Now if it wasn't for all those people calling me up about jobs the whole time, I could have gotten some real sleep!

So while I was unemployed, I...

What I did while I was between jobs...Collapse )

It seems like I got to do more living in the two months that I was out of work than I've gotten to do
in the last few years. Especially after three consecutive "Summers from Hell" complete with the Death March
of the "if we don't ship by Q3 we're all gonna die!" battle cry. Of course, working at
totallywackjavastartup.com followed immediately by totallywacknetworkingstartup.com didn't help.
It was really amazing digging through the detritus of my life while cleaning up, on how much of my life
had passed me by in the last 2-3 years, how much stuff I didn't have time for.

Honestly, I would have liked to have another month off, but it's nice to be actually making a paycheck again.
So much for my aspirations of being a full-time spandex-clad superhero though, I'm back in Clark Kent mode during the day.