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15 June 2005 @ 04:36 pm
I gotta totally go through this summer to see if I can stand an office job for an extended period of time. I mean, I might be spending the rest of my entire life doing this, so I'm sure I can survive one summer doing it... but I totally feel like, wow, I basically know what I'm doing... not that I necessarily feel like a full-fledged adult, though...

I never really experienced a single moment in my life where I "grew up" and saw life in a different perspective, and was forever changed.
Well, actually, I did have an experience like that, but I was really young... I was 12. It was the point where I said, "man, I'm just 12, I'm not supposed to know everything. I'll look back at myself and go 'ha ha, what was I thinking, I was only 12.'" But not a lot of people seem to make that realization until much later. To many, that is the point where they say they've grown up and start acting differently. 12 was also the year that I really experienced puberty - by late 1999 I was already growing facial hair, and wearing large-size shirts. Since then, not much has changed.

So if I experienced "growing up" at 12 but continued to act generally like a kid after that, I guess I'll be doing professional shit and being successful, yet still feel like a kid. I guess that's pretty cool.

My boss got me my own office computer. It's pretty crappy (Dual UltraSPARC 350Mhz, 512MB RAM, 10GB), but it'll get the job done. I can call it my own. I can mess it up however I want. It's got the latest version of Solaris Trusted Extensions on it (the project I'm working on, BTW). I don't have to connect to a shared server much anymore. I'm also working on this sweet "Ferrari" laptop that's all red and shiny. That's hotness. AMD64, Mobility Radeon 9700, dual-boots XP and STE... too bad it's not mine. But I got to take it home and use it, so that's certainly neat.

Oh and they finally allow Direct Deposit for interns here, so I don't have to deposit my paycheck all the time, huway huway.

Work aside, did I mention I went to San Francisco 4 days in a row? Went twice for my mom, once for Gravy Train!!!! at Cafe du Nord, and once for hangin' with James and Paolo around the Metreon area. Yesterday Geoff and I were pondering over going to the Kabuki to watch Howl's, but that would have made 5 days in a row for me... and I was working on getting CAR's backend back up and running. So maybe we can all see that as a group later, eh eh?

Oh yeah, by the way, CAR will probably start up later this week. I re-installed Movable Type and reformatted the archives back into importable flatfile format (took a lot of replacing and regular expressions to omit all the unnecessary HTML from the archive pages...), and now I'm just futzing with the templates to get everything to look like it used to. Thanks for the suggestions from everyone so far.
Alex Davisjoevual on June 16th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
UUNNNNN... sweet sauce.

this might be the most glorious temporary satisfaction i've ever been graced with.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on June 16th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
Uh, what exactly are you referring to?
Alex Davisjoevual on June 16th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)