Category: Work

Second update this month? You don’t say!

I feel compelled to post something. Mainly because I’m bored silly.

Let’s see, what’s going on…   I finished the website for Christine’s aunt ( I’ve also been fine tuning some applications that I’ve written for personal use.

I’ve got a “Task tracking” system that I put together, and have been fine tuning. As well as an invoicing system that I use to bill my clients.   Both of which I’ve done some pretty major overhauling to recently, to bring them up to speed with some of the newer stuff I’ve learned since writing them.

Did some work for a new client in Florida, helping her write some conditional statements to display different CSS styles, based on the browser.   I’m hoping she’s got more work to farm out to me in the future. The more the merrier.

In the “boring life of…” part of my life:   our lease is up in 2 months. We’re debating whether or not we can afford to buy a house yet, with Christine out of work, or if we should move to another apartment.   Our apartment’s sucked since the people who live upstairs moved in. I swear the hell they’re dinosaurs (only in weight, not in age), or they were just never taught how to walk like human beings.   Oh, and they’re opening a road 10 feet outside our window in the next few weeks.   And our rent is ridiculous, too.

I want to buy a house, but we may not be financially ready for that yet. Who knows, we’ll see.

I decided what my next project’s going to be, which will be a lot of work.   I’m going to re-record the entire audio track from The Prestige, which is one of my favorite movies.   My re-recording will be the “spoiler filled” version, and contain dialogue that will pinpoint the spoilers throughout, making it blatently obvious what the ending holds.   I have no idea if these is even possible to do, with the technology I’ve currently got, but who knows.   I’m sure someone’d file a lawsuit and tell me to knock it off, as soon as it was put online.   Who knows.   I think it’d be interesting to do.   I’ll probably never do it, because it’s a lot of work.

That’s about it, just pluggin’ away at life, on a daily basis.   Commute, work, lunch, work, commute, dinner, bed.   Rinse, and repeat.   Somedays it seems like are never gonna end.

8137 Miles From Home

I’m in India, for work. A long long way from home.

Just thought that was interesting, so I’m posting about it. I’ll post some photos from our offices here when I get back. Should be fun.

My new job is great!

I’m really digging my new job. It’s nice to be at a company where things related to support, and customer service make sense, and they don’t necessarily feel like an afterthought, like I’m used to. Not only do all of the tech support tools make sense how they work, but the people that work in our support centers (internationally) know how to use them, too.

So far, I’ve just done a lot of learning, and sat in on a lot of meetings. My boss, Gary, has done a great job of showing me the ropes. As well as everyone else in the building. Everyone’s so friendly, and genuinely happy to be there. Again, something I’m completely not used to.

This is definitely a good thing, and a good place to be. We’re not sure when yet, but sometime in the next few months, Gary and I will be taking some international trips to our call centers, so I can get to meet everyone. When I say internationally, I mean Canada, India, and the Philippines. I’m excited about all the travel, but worried what I’m going to eat over there. After all, I am the world’s pickiest eater.

So, over the coming next week, I’ll be meeting with all sorts of directors and VPs of various departments, to get a feel for what they do, how they work, what types of projects they’re working on. It should be exciting.

For this week, I shared Gary’s office, since there’s no where to put me yet. Starting next week, there’s an empty desk on the other side of the floor (almost), that I’ll be sitting at, until we move. The company who subleased the other side of the floor from us, has moved out. So, we’re waiting for someone to come in (July 10th) and wire up our phone system, and internet so we can move over there. Once that happens, I won’t be the stray child off in another state.

That’s my update for this week. This weekend’s plans are: See Live Free of Die Hard in an hour and a half, when DNS propagation is done for a client’s domain name, I’ll be installing some CMS software for him, and testing it out, tonight Christine and I are heading into Boston to see a friend of ours in a play. I believe tomorrow is relaxing day, or as we like to call it “Horatio-ing”, which is basically us sitting around watching CSI: Miami on DVD, over and over again. Horation Caine is the man. Don’t deny.

Started my new job

I started my new job yesterday morning, for a company called Endurance International Group. It’s a web hosting company, similar to what some of the properties at Lycos did, in some ways.

Endurance owns roughly 30 web-hosting companies, or “brands” if you will. I’m psyched to be here, and learning all about the company, and what they do. Very interesting stuff, and tons to learn. After three years at Lycos, I knew all there was to know. Now, I’m here, and I’m totally green. I feel like it’s the first (or in today’s case, second) day of school, and I’m the new kid. More updates to come.