Archive for September, 2006

1-Pass Day 19: (25233/99124)

Friday, September 8th, 2006
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Not great, but it’s something. Now to bed.

1-Pass Day 18: (23882/99608)

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
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Made some progress this morning. It’s hard to get back into it again after almost a week off. I need to try and make some time every day, even if it’s just for one scene. The current section is moving pretty fast, but I have the feeling I need to reshuffle some scenes here and there still.

Changes

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Friday was my last day at Sun Microsystems. I had a very hard time walking out the door at the end of the day. I wasn’t sure why at the time, but I think I’ve figured it out. I worked for Sun for eight years. I’ve been working with a lot of the same folks there for a good part of that time. I really liked working for Sun.

So why leave? I don’t want to get into the exact details. The place changed a lot recently, and so did my job. I found myself working for someone who didn’t know me at all, and had no interest in that changing. I wasn’t even a person I was Jay Penney and the Interns (yes, great band name). That pretty much decided it for me. This does, of course, show that the interns had it worse than me, but at least they were doing the job they were hired for (sort of)

I wasn’t concerned about finding another job. I’ve had offers before. More than once I’ve had people I worked with in the past call and try and hire me away. This time I went looking. I found something much more in line with what I want to do, with what seems like a great group of people.

The last few weeks have been hard. I have a terminal case of nice-guy-itis. Even thought I really didn’t know how to do the job they shoved me into, I worked damn hard to ensure things were in the best shape possible before leaving. I even pulled a few 11-12 hour days. A lot of my friends said, “screw em,” but I couldn’t. Not because I’m a pushover. I don’t let people walk all over me. Good people would have had to bear the brunt of it, and I couldn’t leave things like that. The best thing about that time was working with Matt (one of the interns). Matt had been there for a while, but we didn’t interact much. Since I was given the Paul’s job (Paul was our boss, and one of my best friends), I ended up getting to know him a lot better. Great guy.

So anyway, tomorrow I turn thirty and Tuesday I’ll start my new job. Changes are afoot and I’m pretty excited.

1-Pass Day 17: (18897/99957)

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
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Day 17 was actually Monday. I haven’t had a moment of free time between then and now and I don’t have any right now. Hopefully tomorrow.