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Thursday, August 31, 2000

Well, I went out for a job interview at Intersect, a local start-up software company. They offered me $15K more than I’m maknig now, plus stock options. I’m kinda trying to think of any reasons not to take it. Basically, I really like the people I’m working with now, plus I’m getting to the point where I have some real expertise. OTOH…I’m not exactly happy there. Well, I’ll […]

Tuesday, August 29, 2000

I definitely had a full day of work today. Several of the program managers at the sites we support came in to our facility to watch us go through a few of our major test procedures. It was my job (along with Kim, the other tester) to demo those procedures, explaining the changes to the system and how they affected various pieces of PERMS, as well as demonstrating that these new pieces actually do work. We were […]

Monday, August 28, 2000

Posted massive updates for the weekend. I watched the first three episodes of Revolutionary Girl Utena late Sunday night. And I’m finding it…very weird. I’ll post a full review to Points of View soon, but basically I’ve found it to be VERY solidly-written, pleasantly drawn, and interestingly plotted, but with several glaring and disturbing problems. I just can’t enjoy it yet. Interestingly, this sounds a lot like how Saalon […]

Sunday, August 27, 2000

I overslept on Sunday and told my folks to leave for church without me. After they did so — reminding me to keep an ear out for our dogs, who would probably need to go out at some point — I woke up, grabbed my Bible, and padded out in my socks onto my deck. It was about 72 degrees with low humidity, and the birds were singing to each other from the ancient oak trees […]

Saturday, August 26, 2000

I caught the second episode of Escaflowne on Saturday, as well as a few episodes of Digimon (nothing particularly amazing), and a bit of the “fundamentally sucky but with occasional flashes of greatness” Transformers series Beast Machines. I like Escaflowne quite a lot thus far; it has a pleasant balance between rousing action/adventure and quieter moments. And the characters are all non-trivial, which is refreshing (I cannot tell you how tired I am of cliched character archetypes […]

Thursday, August 24, 2000

Well, Roger (my truck)’s been banged up a bit. I was in McDonald’s having lunch, when a guy parked opposite it dropped an ice cream cone in his lap, thought the car was in reverse when it was really in drive, hit the accelerator, leaped the divider, and rammed the front of Roger. Thank God, it’s still drivable, and the other driver found me and we traded insurance information. And a quick call to Geico has […]

Wednesday, August 23, 2000

I watched the rest of the first Battle Athletes: Victory DVD last night. It’s a fun little anime series; definitely a comedy, but with nice moments of character development. I’m impressed; I’ll definitely be grabbing the rest of the series. I also caught one of the last episodes of Tenchi Universe on Cartoon Network. Wow. The plot is darned impressive. Ryoko kinda died. Last night was pretty much a wash otherwise, though. […]

Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Had dinner with my Grandmother last night. It was kinda sad, actually; she’s not doing well mentally, compared to the Grandmother that I know. Not that she’s anything approaching senile; she just has a bit of a hard time remembering things, and keeping a train of thought. :sigh: It looks like I may be starting a local Be User’s Group, which would be cool. I got an e-mail from […]

Monday, August 21, 2000

Well, last night I went to dcMetro, an interdenominational youth meeting for 18’s to 30’s, focusing on outreach. The music and general “feel” of the meeting was not exactly what I’d like; it felt like people were trying to hype themselves up so that they could feel God. And, IMO, that’s not really appropriate. God’s everywhere, right? It shouldn’t be a matter of trying to sense a mystical energy force. […]

Friday, August 18, 2000

Putting in lots of extra hours at work now. Not too bad, though; I’m doing things that I know how to do. Which is amazingly satisfying. I had a brief interview with Intersect Software yesterday. Actually, it took two hours; I just expected it to be brief. Anyway. I’m not champing on the bit to jump ship from Litton/PRC, but I’m certainly not happy. We’re not documenting […]

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