Friday, May 21, 2004

Phew. I've been moved again, this time to the War Room. Curtis wanted me to attend the Visual FoxPro tutorials he's giving there on a semi-regular basis, and figured he might as well have all the people who need to attend it be in the same room. At least that's what he said. I think it's all a plot to take me away from my comfortable little cubicle. :p

That said, the War Room offers more space to talk, breath, and goof off in general. Plus I don't feel like everyone who walks behind me can see what I'm doing. Not that I surf porn or anything (that I hear is Travis's domain), but it's just good to know who's looking at you. I took a panoramic view of my new desk with my camera, which I will proudly display on another page since it's so big. Here it is. Yes, the Autobots are still at their posts, keeping those pesky Decepticons at bay.

It's looking more and more like they want me here... Jay (the R&D manager) talked to me today about moving me from test automation to something a little meatier. I hope that happens... I like the Emac, but you can only get so far writing scripts for testing. I also got to talking about my H1 visa issues with Jay. Apparently we're right at the end of the fiscal year, so applying for an H1 now would be close to pointless... the next year begins in September. I don't know how their HR folks will want to go about it if they decide to hire me, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

So I've a couple of concerns on my mind now, but what else is new. I suppose that now I'm finally out of school, it's time to worry about these things. But just to put things in perspective... we all have our burdens to bear, and right now few folks I know have as much to deal with as Erin Housam, who was just diagnosed with cancer last month. Before you go "aaw... poor Erin", and maybe you should, but Erin's not the type who lets this sort of thing cramp her style. It helps that she's certifiably insane, and so doesn't realize how miserable she should be. You can get to know her if you'd like, at Erin's blog, which she started because she still needs to talk regardless of illness. Gretchen Paxton helps Erin out a lot, so whenever Erin's unable to update for a while, she'll put a word in, which is why she's listed as a blog team member. I helped set it up, which is why I'm listed as a blog member... I don't expect to have to post anything there unless both she and Gretchen are incapacitated for some reason.

That's it for now. I'm going to go watch Shrek 2 tonite. If any of you guys watch it too, let me know your thoughts on the tag-board. As Chun Kiat (and the rest of you) can attest with his bleeding eyes, I respond to comments :).

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